Funk flashback: Father’s Children album release party at Marvin tonight


DJs will spin tracks by ’70s D.C. soul band Father’s Children at Marvin tonight. (Courtesy of Numero Group)

The seven-piece band had one proper album, 1979’s self-titled effort, which was a glossy disco-flavored affair. But this 1972 recording, just now given proper release by revered archival label Numero Group, shows a far different band. Songs are psychedelic, soulful and spiritual. In his review for The Post, Chris Richards heard “a band struggling to make sense of the 1968 riots that devastated Washington” and called it “a stirring visit to the bad old days.”

The band won’t perform at tonight’s party, but will be there to talk, hang out and sign autographs. The evening’s soundtrack will be provided by many of the area’s top funk DJs — Nitekrawler, Neville C., Soul Call Paul, Deep Sang and members of the Fatback crew.

Listen to samples from “Who’s Gonna Save the World” over at Numero Group’s Web site.

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