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It can be said that Mothers Finest is a funk rock band, but the truth is their music goes
beyond all genres and categories having a unique style of its own. The band's sound is a mix
of funk, rock, heavy metal and soul blended together in a way only they can create. Anyone
listening to their music must be dead if they're not tappin' there toes or moving their body to
the beat. Their live performances are energizing and full of enthusiasm with every member
giving it all they've got when on stage. Mix all that together and you've got a band that
drives home the music they create and a demonstration of how much they love playing
their music and entertaining the fans. Moses Mo said, "The fans never let us down and their
excitement just fuels the fire! I love watching Joyce sing her heart out and the others getting
the groove on."
Mothers Finest began in the early 1970's in Atlanta, GA, with Joyce Kennedy and Glen Murdock
as a duo at the time having a desire to put a band together. When the dust settled,
Joyce "Baby Jean" Kennedy, Glen "Doc" Murdock, Gary "Moses Mo" Moore and Jerry
"Wyzard" Seay began writing songs. The mixture of their various creative "juices" resulted
into their unique powerhouse sound. In 1972, their self titled debut album was "Mothers
Finest", on RCA records, with Kennedy (lead vocals), Murdock (lead vocals), Moore (lead
guitar), Seay (bass guitar), Mike Keck (keyboards) and Donnie Vosburg (drums). The album
never got off the ground.
Around 1976 Mothers Finest was performing at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom in Atlanta. Tom
Werman, a producer for Epic Records was in Atlanta. Having been recommended the band,
he went to the Ballroom to listen to see their performance. Werman was so amazed at
their performance that he signed Mothers Finest immediately and produced their first Epic
album titled "Mothers Finest." With Tom as producer, they went on to record three gold
records, "Another Mother Further" (1976-77), "Mother Factor" (1978) and "Mothers Finest
Live" (1979). During this time with Epic, B .B. "Queen" Borden (Barry Steven Borden) had
joined the band as drummer.
Mothers Finest would go on to record over 17 albums and toured Europe and several other
countries. They shared the stage with groups like Santana, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent and
numerous others, stealing the show often with their thunderous, dominant rhythm and
entertaining stage presence.
The current members are Joyce "Baby Jean" Kennedy (lead vocals), Glen "Doc" Murdock (lead
vocals), Gary "Mose Mo" Moore (lead guitar), Jerry "Wyzard" Seay (bass guitar), John Hayes
(guitar) and Dion Murdock (drums/percusson).
Their shows today are as energetic as they were back when they were playing Alex Cooleys
Electric Ballroom and the venues are packed wherever they appear.
Moses, Mo tells us, "We are writing for a new Mothers Finest album, it's our main focus. We
recently released a "Live" performance compilation CD entitled "MF4D." We chose songs we
had recorded with various members over our career, most of which had never been released in
the USA and added a bonus studio track of "Funkawhile."
Mothers Finest was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2011. It was the band's
honor to have Alex Cooley make the induction during the ceremony in Atlanta.