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Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World - out on Numero Group



Fathers Children Whos Gonna Save The World
Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World
(CD/LP+7 inch) Numero Group NUM037, 2011-06-21

While most digger's labels are now hunting for Afro, Thai, Persian and more otherwordly funk, the Numero Group is still hard at work on its quest for rare and unhear American Funk and Soul, and their latest discovery is an absolute gem of psychedelic soul. As much spiritual adherents of black sounds as they were of black Islam, Father's Children was born in the dirt and grime of Washington, D.C., and incubated in local producer Robert Hosea Williams' less-than-immaculate suburban beltway garage. Hailing from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, in 1973 Nick Smith, Billy Sumler, and Ted “Skeet” Carpenter created a lost document of gritty soul, concerned with its own time and place, stripped of the L.A. gloss that permeated the the group's own 1979 "debut" for Mercury. Unreleased until now, Father's Children's true freshman offering is an amalgam of sunny vocal group harmonies, fuzz guitar solos, shimmering keys, bubbling percussion, spiritual prophecy, and dub experiments. Who's Gonna Save The World gets the full Numero treatment, with extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos. Deluxe LP edition includes a bonus 45.

Fathers Children Whos Gonna Save The World
Father's Children - Who's Gonna Save The World
(CD/LP+7 inch) Numero Group NUM037, 2011-06-21

Tracklisting :
01. Everybody's Got A Problem
02. Linda
03. Dirt And Grime | Download MP3
04. Who's Gonna Save The World
05. Kohoutec
06. Inshallah
07. Father's Children
08. Universal Train
09. Linda Movement

Tracklisting bonus 45 (with LP only) :
A1. Linda Movement
B1. Intellect

Links :
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Press Release :
The first (well, second if you count Promise's appearance on Home Schooled: ABC's of Kid Soul) offering from the massive wealth of tapes we discovered in producer R. Hosea Williams' garage in 2009, Who's Gonna Save The World is the proper debut of Washington DC's Father's Children.

Hailing from the Adams-Morgan neighborhood, in 1973 Nick Smith, Billy Sumler, and Ted "Skeet" Carpenter created a lost document of gritty soul, concerned with its own time and place, stripped of the L.A. gloss that permeated the the group's own 1979 "debut" for Mercury. Unreleased until now, this true freshman offering is an amalgam of sunny vocal group harmonies, fuzz-guitar solos, shimmering keys, bubbling percussion, spiritual prophecy, and dub experiments.

Who's Gonna Save The World gets the full Numero treatment, with extensive notes and scores of unpublished photos. Deluxe LP edition includes the bonus 45, "Linda Movement" b/w "Intellect" (the latter side not on the the CD).
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