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Articles and Interviews

The Mercy Brothers embark on a strange adventure (Dec 2003)
"No prophet gains acceptance in his native land." - Luke 4: 24 When the boy who later became Barrence Whitfield (born Barry White) sang in his New Jersey church's gospel choir, he undoubtedly heard the preacher tell the story of Jesus' ill-fated reception in his homeland. Little did he know that the bible story would prove to be a metaphor for his own unique career. It's a shame that so many of America's rock, soul, and blues legends are treated better in Europe than they are at home.... more