|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul R&B / Soul|
|Tags:||funk rock funk rock classic rock 70s seen live soul hard rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Despite the fixation with funk rock in later decades, the racially-mixed Mothers Finest has long been considered the greatest in this musical field. Led by vocalist Baby Jean (Joyce Kennedy) and originating from Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the band originally boasted the talents of Moses Mo (b. Gary Moore; guitar), Glenn Doc Murdock (guitar/vocals), Mike Keck (keyboards), Wizzard (b. Jerry Seay; bass) and B.B. Queen (b. Barry Borden; drums). Formed in 1972, their music blends funk and rock with a metal edge, with Kennedys vocals ranging from the sensual to all-out attack. The band has never found great success in their homeland and only gained a cult following in Europe, although they were popular in Holland during the late 70s. During this period they also established a reputation as one of the finest support groups on the live circuit, opening for leading rock artists such as Aerosmith and Ted Nugent.
In 1983, following...