Family Affair - Photo by Chandler Keeler
Family Affair at  Stanley Park - Photo by and courtesy of Chandler Keeler (R.I.P.)
Family Affair
Seattle, Washington
1970's

Members
 

Robbie Hill ~ Drums
Zeb Hill ~ Keyboards
 

Others  ??
 



This band got it's start in Seattle as the rhythm section for "Mr. Clean and the Cleansers" (Lee Taylor) working at the "Soul Cellar".  After leaving that situation to form their own band they adopted the name "The Black and White Affair" at the suggestion of George Horton.  Although controversial, a name was needed immediately in order to secure an important overseas tour.  Interestingly, there were no negative incidents regarding the racial implications of that name during this time of social unrest.

The band relocated to Los Angeles to take advantage of a record deal offered by Gula Matari Records (Quincy Jones, Ray Brown), management by Vincent Andrews Inc.

After returning to Seattle "The Black and White Affair" went through several relatively successful derivations from "The "Black on White Affair", "The "Black on Black Affair", to "The Family Affair" (Robbie Hill).

Greg Barnes, August 2002

I  took this R&B Funk band to Stanley Park for a photo shoot.  The only thing I can think of why I took them there was that there were just too many of them to fit in my small studio.

Chandler Keeler (R.I.P.), August 2008.

Wow!  Simply another great find for me.  This band was great!  I knew some of the members and loved to see and hear them play.  They should have gone on to greater things.  I hope some of the guys did!!

Jerry DesVoignes, June 2011


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Last Update:  16 Augusr 2012
Credits: Greg Barnes, Chandler Keeler (R.I.P), Jerry DesVoignes, Tim Atwood
Band # 2422