Pioneering Georgia-based funk rock band MOTHER’S FINEST delivered some of the most potent music heard during the 1970s. On great value Double CD, this superb collection brings together the group’s run of powerful, edgy releases for Epic Records 1976-1979. The albums Mother’s Finest, Another Mother Further, Mother Factor and Mother’s Finest Live represent a radical group with a fierce live reputation, known for upstaging better known headlining acts such as Ted Nugent, Aerosmith and Black Sabbath. Following in the footsteps of Sly & the Family Stone and Funkadelic, Mother’s Finest combined biting funk and searing rock guitar with singer Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy kicking the music into the stratosphere via her stupendous vocal power.
The stomping ‘Give You All The Love (Inside of Me)’, the controversial ‘Niggizz Can’t Sang Rock & Roll’, the Led Zepplein-styled cover of ‘Mickey’s Monkey’ and their signature tune ‘Baby Love’ prove just how influential they were – surely members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dan Reed Network, Fishbone and Living Colour grew up listening closely. Still active to this day, Mother’s Finest released a new album in 2015 and toured the European summer festival circuit. This set features superb audio, color booklet, rare photos and detailed liner notes.