The Broomfield Family: Home Recordings (1986)

Throughout the 1980s, drummer Ted Williams and members of the Broomfield Family, Rohanld and Dee, recorded funk and soul demos in their home studio. Where their previous work reflects the high flying disco sensibilities of  bands like MFSB, Instant Funk, and The Salsoul Orchestra, these unreleased works trend toward a new era in R&B, finding an intersection between 80s and 90s contemporaries like Cameo, Slave, and Tevin Campbell. Spanning heartbreak, celebration, and themes of budding romance, The Broomfield Family's home recordings hit notes of pure vulnerability and sincere unadulterated enthusiasm for life. Never before heard by the public, these recordings are finally unveiled today through Format's Repress catalog.