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Father's Children


As much spiritual adherents of the black sound as they were of black Islam, Father's Children was born in the dirt and grime of Washington, D.C., and it 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 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 prophecies, and dub experiments.


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