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Gamble & Huff and Thom Bell

Gamble & Huff and Thom Bell – The Creators of The Philly Sound Ruled The 70’s


No matter how substantial the new influx of indie rock artists Philadelphia is experiencing now it will never add up to the impact of Philadelphia International Records and the work of Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell in the 1970’s. Today John Jackson, author of House on Fire: the Rise and Fall of Philly Soul with the help of Kenny Gamble and Thom Bell leads us through this golden period of Philadelphia music for the full hour. The O’Jays, The Stylistics, Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes with Teddy Pendergrass and others put Sigma Sound Studios and the smooth soul Philly Sound on the map. They are a huge part of our Sense of Place Philadelphia.

Session Setlist
THE O'JAYS - BACK STABBERS
SOUL SURVIVORS - EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR HEART
THE O'JAYS - FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY
BILLY PAUL - ME AND MRS JONES
THE STYLISTICS - "BETCHA BY JOLLY, WOW"
THE PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS - LET'S CLEAN UP THE GHETTO
THE O'JAYS - LOVE TRAIN
THE STYLISTICS - YOU MAKE ME FEEL BRAND NEW
HAROLD MELVIN - LOVE I LOST
THE O'JAYS - LOVE TRAIN
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