Family And Friends (Limited LP)

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A1 Family And Friends
A2 God Gave You Your Mind
A3 Never Can Say Goodbye
A4 Spreading Fever

B1 La, La Means I Love You
B2 Family Reunion
B3 Clay's Way
B4 The Power Of Love (It's In My Heart)

Originally released ca. 1980. First ever vinyl re-issue.

Saxophone – William Reid, Andrew White
Bass – Joe Hall
Guitar – Orville J. Saunders
Organ, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavichord, Vibraphone – Hilton C. Felton, Jr.
Vocals – Angela Winbush, Hilton C. Felton, Jr.

Hilton C. Felton, Jr. moved to Washington as a teenager in 1965 to play organ at Hughes Memorial UMC in Northeast.  Arriving along with the resurgent national popularity of the soul-jazz and Stax sounds, Felton's skill and flair on the organ soon made him a fixture on the local nightclub circuit.

In the 1970's, Felton joined Chuck Brown's Soul Searchers, led groups called Eternal Equinox and The Three Of Us, and founded the Hilton's Concept record label, releasing a dozen or so LPs in the 1970s and 1980s.

A versatile pianist, Hammond organist, and songwriter, Felton toured, gigged, and recorded with a variety of artists in DC and abroad, settling in the 1990s into a long-running residency at Kinkead's.  He passed away in 2007. 

Hilton Felton's music has become treasured on the rare collector's market, and thankfully the attention has led to some finely-crafted re-issues of his wonderful DC releases.

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