Mother Braintree – Sailing / Let Me Stay Beside You


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Cleveland Ohio was a hot spot for soul music in the very early 1970’s. One group who found themselves mixing the melting pot of musical styles were Mother Braintree. They seemed to be mixing sounds from Funkadelic, Sly and the family stone, and Hendrix. Whilst still keeping it soulful. They chose their band name whilst on the road touring they travelled through the town of Braintree. Joining them in the van was one of the members mother, who was also their manager! And so Mother Braintree was formed. Members included Wayne Preston, Larry Ross and Pierre demudd. Who some of would be included in groups like Bell Telephunk, and Kinsman Dazz. Now on to the music. Mother Braintree found themselves recording a studio session in Cleveland’s Selma studios. They recorded around six songs circa 1973. “Sailing” is a short but sweet almost spiritual in feel jazzy number, that’s just been played on Gilles Petersons Worldwide show on BBC6 music. “Let me lay beside you” has turned heads of the sweet soul firm rolla collectors scene, and the beat diggers as well…Heavy on flutes with a lovely drum break.


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No. Track Preview
01. Sailing Listen


No. Track Preview
01. Let Me Stay Beside You Listen

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input date 11th July 2017

Mother Braintree


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