The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976)

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Along with Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff defined the sweet, smooth Philadelphia Sound in the early '70s, producing hit records by the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and Joe Simon, among many others. Spanning three discs, The Philly Sound 1966-1976: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff is a stunning chronicle of the team at their peak, featuring all of their biggest hits, plus a generous selection of neglected gems. For some tastes, the three discs may be a bit too much of a good thing -- often, these songs sound more remarkable when they're heard in small doses -- but for a definitive overview of Gamble & ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Along with Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff defined the sweet, smooth Philadelphia Sound in the early '70s, producing hit records by the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and Joe Simon, among many others. Spanning three discs, The Philly Sound 1966-1976: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff is a stunning chronicle of the team at their peak, featuring all of their biggest hits, plus a generous selection of neglected gems. For some tastes, the three discs may be a bit too much of a good thing -- often, these songs sound more remarkable when they're heard in small doses -- but for a definitive overview of Gamble & Huff's accomplishments, this can't be beat.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/11/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998567320
  • Catalog Number: 85673

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Expressway to Your Heart - The Soul Survivors (2:19)
  2. 2 Cowboys to Girls - The Intruders (2:37)
  3. 3 I Can't Stop Dancing - Archie Bell & the Drells (2:19)
  4. 4 Only the Strong Survive - Jerry Butler (2:35)
  5. 5 One Night Affair - The O'Jays (2:17)
  6. 6 (We'll Be) United - The Intruders (2:51)
  7. 7 Silly, Silly Fool - Dusty Springfield (2:30)
  8. 8 Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You - Wilson Pickett (2:47)
  9. 9 Slow Motion, Pt. 1 - Johnny Williams (2:57)
  10. 10 Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:45)
  11. 11 Regina - Bunny Sigler (3:08)
  12. 12 The Bells - Laura Nyro (2:54)
  13. 13 Drowning in the Sea of Love - Joe Simon (3:20)
  14. 14 If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:25)
  15. 15 992 Arguments - The O'Jays (6:06)
  16. 16 You're the Reason Why - The Ebonys (3:03)
  17. 17 I Miss You - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (8:37)
  18. 18 When the World's at Peace - The O'Jays (5:18)
  19. 19 That's How Long I'll Be Loving You - Bunny Sigler (2:52)
  20. 20 Back Stabbers - The O'Jays (3:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Love Train - The O'Jays (2:58)
  2. 2 The Love I Lost - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (6:23)
  3. 3 Now That We Found Love - The O'Jays (4:40)
  4. 4 Yesterday I Had the Blues - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (7:32)
  5. 5 I'll Always Love My Mama - The Intruders (6:36)
  6. 6 For the Love of Money - The O'Jays (7:18)
  7. 7 Bad Luck - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (6:24)
  8. 8 Don't Call Me Brother - The O'Jays (8:56)
  9. 9 Zach's Fanfare (I Hear Music) - MFSB (0:50)
  10. 10 Love Is the Message - MFSB (6:36)
  11. 11 Am I Black Enough for You? - Billy Paul (5:17)
  12. 12 Sunshine - The O'Jays (3:41)
  13. 13 When Will I See You Again - The Three Degrees (2:58)
  14. 14 T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) - MFSB (5:48)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Livin' for the Weekend - The O'Jays (6:36)
  2. 2 Wake up Everybody - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (7:33)
  3. 3 Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons (3:25)
  4. 4 I Could Dance All Night - Archie Bell & the Drells (2:40)
  5. 5 I Love Music - The O'Jays (6:51)
  6. 6 Love Epidemic - The Trammps (4:48)
  7. 7 Stairway to Heaven - The O'Jays (6:16)
  8. 8 Show You the Way to Go - The Jacksons (5:29)
  9. 9 Do It Any Way You Wanna - People's Choice (3:16)
  10. 10 My One and Only Love - MFSB (4:34)
  11. 11 Rich Get Richer - The O'Jays (4:23)
  12. 12 Hope That We Can Be Together Soon - Sharon Paige (3:40)
  13. 13 O-o-h Child - Dee Dee Sharp (5:09)
  14. 14 Love Train - Bunny Sigler (7:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jerry Butler Track Performer
The Intruders Track Performer
Labelle Track Performer
Laura Nyro Keyboards, Track Performer
Billy Paul Track Performer
Wilson Pickett Track Performer
Joe Simon Track Performer
The Soul Survivors Track Performer
Dusty Springfield Track Performer
The Three Degrees Track Performer
The Trammps Track Performer
Al Grey Trombone
Bobby Martin French Horn, Vibes
The O'Jays Track Performer
Archie Bell Track Performer
The Ebonys Track Performer
MFSB Track Performer
Dee Dee Sharp Track Performer
Bunny Sigler Guitar, Keyboards, Background Vocals, Track Performer
Dexter Wansel Keyboards
Jimmy Ellis Background Vocals
The Sweet Inspirations Background Vocals
Reggie Lucas Guitar
Michael Pedicin Jr. Flute, Saxophone
John Davis Flute, Saxophone
People's Choice Track Performer
Roger Andrews Bass
Charles Apollonia Violin
Davis A. Barnett Viola
Albert Barone Violin
Thom Bell Keyboards
Rocco Bene Horn
Carla Benson Background Vocals
Evette Benton Background Vocals
Shirley Brewer Background Vocals
Victor Carstarphen Keyboards, Background Vocals
Edward Cascarella Trombone
Karl Chambers Drums
Roland Chambers Guitar
Cissy Houston Background Vocals
Jerry Cohen Keyboards
Charles Collins Percussion, Drums
T.G. Conway Keyboards
Linda Creed Background Vocals
David Cruse Percussion
Robert Cupit Percussion
Eugene Lambchops Curry Keyboards
Danny Davis French Horn
Joseph DeAngelis French Horn
Ugene Dozier Keyboards
Don Renaldo Violin
Raymond Earl Bass
Bobby Eli Guitar
Norman Farrington Drums
Mikki Farrow Background Vocals
Allan Felder Percussion
Guy Fiske Guitar
Michael Forman Bass
Kenny Gamble Background Vocals
Larry Gold Cello
Bruce Gray Keyboards
Eddie Green Keyboards
Dennis Harris Guitar
Norman Harris Guitar
Robert Hartzell Trumpet
Jim Helmer Drums
James Hicks Percussion
Leon Huff Keyboards, Background Vocals
Barbara Ingram Background Vocals
Anthony Jackson Bass
Randy Jackson Percussion
Tito Jackson Guitar
Ronnie James Guitar
Joseph B. Jefferson Background Vocals
Freddy Joiner Trombone
David Jones Keyboards
Tom Kennery Guitar
Ron Kersey Keyboards, Background Vocals
Theodore Life Guitar
Gene McFadden Background Vocals
Kim Miller Guitar
Vince Montana Percussion, Vibes
Lenny Pakula Percussion, Keyboards
Sam Peake Flute, Saxophone
Milton Phibbs French Horn
Christine Reeves Violin
Richard Rome Keyboards
Jimmy Sigler Keyboards
Andrew Smith Drums
Roger Stevens Trumpet
Deborah Stockton Background Vocals
Harriet Tharpe Background Vocals
David Thompson Percussion, Drums
T.J. Tindall Guitar
Ron Tyson Percussion
Stanley Wade Bass, Background Vocals
Larry Washington Percussion
John Whitehead Background Vocals
Harold "Ivory" Williams Keyboards
Earl Young Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
David Bay Guitar
James Mendell Keyboards
Zach Zachary Flute, Saxophone
Nydia Mata Percussion
Edward Moore Guitar
Cotton Kent Keyboards
Johnny Williams Track Performer
Rudy Maliazia Violin
Angelo Petrella Viola
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Track Performer
The Jacksons Track Performer
Scott Miller Drums
Ron Baker Bass
John R. Faith Flute, Saxophone
David Guest Background Vocals
Frank Brunson Keyboards
Yvette Davis Background Vocals
Jimmy Williams Bass
E.J. Jones Background Vocals
Archie Bell & the Drells Track Performer
Joe Donofrio Violin
Michael Thompson Drums
Big Jim Background Vocals
Drells Track Performer
Sharon Paige Track Performer
Win Wilford Bass
Doc Wade Guitar
John Hart Keyboards, Background Vocals
Bob Moore Trombone
Nick Dimico Vibes
Dennis Dozier Guitar
Technical Credits
Harold Melvin Producer
Phil Hurtt Composer, Producer
Bunny Sigler Arranger, Composer, Producer
Nikki Giovanni Poetry
Thom Bell Arranger
Roland Chambers Arranger, Producer
Dirk Devlin Engineer
Ugene Dozier Producer
Jim Gallagher Engineer
Kenny Gamble Arranger, Composer, Producer
Cary Gilbert Composer
Norman Harris Arranger, Producer
Leon Huff Arranger, Composer, Producer
Anthony Jackson Composer
Jay Mark Engineer
Joe McEwen Liner Notes
Gene McFadden Composer
Vince Montana Arranger, Producer
Don Murray Engineer
Lenny Pakula Arranger
Kenny Present Engineer
Richard Rome Arranger
Arthur Stoppe Engineer
Joe Tarsia Engineer
John Whitehead Composer
Earl Young Producer
David Ritz Liner Notes
James Mendell Producer
Carl Paruolo Engineer
Leo Sacks Liner Notes
Zach Zachary Arranger
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Tom "Curly" Ruff Mastering
Ron Baker Arranger, Producer
Carol Cooper Liner Notes
Sam Emerson Contributor
Tony Martell Executive Producer
Viriginia Prescott Liner Notes
Clayton Riley Liner Notes
Frank Brunson Arranger
Barry Walters Liner Notes
Bobby Martin Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
J.R. Reynolds Liner Notes
Ronnie Baker Arranger, Producer
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