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Mother’s Finest is a funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia, United States by the singers’ couple Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock in the early seventies.

Mother’s Finest was one of the “first real rock bands with both black and white members”. Their music was a blend of funky rhythm, heavy guitars and expressive rock singing. Their debut album Mother’s Finest from 1976 today is a rare collector’s piece and contained with the ironic song “Niggizz Can’t Sang Rock & Roll” their musical program (although they were criticized for it by an important reverend and had to suspend it from their live concerts). In 1978 they were guests in German broadcast “Rockpalast” and with one concert (recently reedited in Europe as DVD Mother’s Finest - At Rockpalast together with a 2003 live concert) they gathered cult status in Europe which lasts until today.

In the late seventies they produced more soul-oriented albums and at the beginning of the eighties some heavy rock as on Iron Age. In the nineties they were back with “Black Radio Won’t Play This Record”, a funk metal album, and last CD is “Meta-Funk’N-Physical” from 2004 which is more hip hop- and electronic beats-oriented. They are led by rock singer Joyce Kennedy and they have recorded apart from the live DVD two live CDs

Hit songs: “Baby Love”, “Piece Of The Rock”, “Mickey’s Monkey”, “Love Changes”. Joyce Kennedy also had a hit duet with Jeffrey Osborne in 1984, “The Last Time I Made Love.”

Most recently, Joyce Kennedy was seen on the international Daughters Of Soul tour along with Sandra St. Victor, Nona Hendryx, Lalah Hathaway (daughter of Donny Hathaway), Indira Khan (daughter of Chaka Khan), and Simone (daughter of Nina Simone).


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