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Allan Felder


Philly soul songwriter Allan Felder’s songs may entirely on countless records created through the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. A few of his regular collaborators had been Norman Harris, Bunny Sigler, and Ron Baker. Created Allan Wayne Felder on, may 26, 1943, in Philadelphia, PA, he was among nine children from the union of Sylvia and Harold Felder. He started singing in chapel at Miller Memorial Baptist Chapel. Graduating from Simon Gratz SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, Felder became a member of the U.S. Navy, offering for four years. After his stint, he worked well at Frank’s Soda pop and Bottling Business and Westinghouse Electric powered Business. Around 1968, Felder co-wrote a music with neighbor Tommy Keith which was documented by Felder’s sister Nadine and her group, Honey as well as the Bees. Later on he became close friends with WDAS radio DJ Jimmy Bishop and arranger/guitarist/songwriter/maker Norman Harris. Felder and Harris started an extended and fruitful cooperation that started with “Walk Best Up to sunlight,” that was popular for the Delfonics, likely to quantity 13 R&B in fall 1971. Felder’s tracks are available in the Mighty Three Music catalog, co-owned by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell. The O’Jays, Dusty Springfield, Harold Melvin as well as the Blue Records, and Archie Bell as well as the Drells are at artists who documented his tracks. Harris and Allan Felder had written the debut solitary of Initial Choice, the pumping “This is actually the House Where Like Passed away” released on Philly Groove Information. Their follow-up “Equipped and Extremely Harmful” was their initial big hit likely to amount 11 R&B on Billboard’s graphs in early 1973 and was a high 20 U.K. strike. The Armed and intensely Dangerous album premiered in fall 1973, just like another melody co-written by Felder, “Smarty Slacks,” a cautionary story about unwanted being pregnant reached amount 25 R&B. Initial Choice’s highest R&B charting one “The Player-Part 1” was co-written by Felder, in line with the well-known blaxploitation’ movies of that time period (Shaft, Superfly, The Mack); it strike amount seven R&B in summer months 1974. THE GAMER LP was released in fall 1974. When Harris produced Baker Harris Teen Productions with fellow MFSB vets, bassist Ron Baker and drummer Earl Teen, Felder’s songs made an appearance on some B-H-Y-affiliated produces. Over the Philly vocal group Increase Exposure’s initial Salsoul Information LP, 10 % — released August 1976, reissued on Compact disc on July 22, 1996 — included the large disco strikes “10 %,” “Everyman (Must Carry His Very own Fat)” b/w “Gonna Provide My Like Away,” and “My Like Is Free of charge” b/w “CANNOT State Hello.” Felder co-wrote the sly ballad record closer, “Choose Me.” In 1976, Felder, who includes a little girl Allison Bianca along with a boy Troy, wedded Evelyn Boyd. Later on, Norman Harris shaped Gold Mind Information, which was written by Salsoul. Currently dancefloor favorites due to “Armed and intensely Harmful” and “The Player-Part 1,” First Choice agreed upon with Gold Brain and their initial discharge for the label, the ultra-catchy “Doctor Appreciate,” visited amount 23 R&B in summer months 1977. In 1985, Felder co-wrote “I’d Rather End up being WITHOUT ANY HELP,” a membership strike for David Ebo, the vocalist who changed Teddy Pendergrass in Harold Melvin as well as the Blue Records. In 1989, Felder sang within the Man Chorus from the Morris Chapel Baptist Cathedral where he also trained Sunday School. Following a longer disease, Allan Felder passed away on November 7, 1999, in his indigenous Philadelphia. On that time, Philadelphia radio place WDAS-FM kept an all-day tribute towards the prolific songwriter, playing Felder-associated information. Other music co-written by Felder are: “Stuff Ain’t BEEN This Great” and “Ready’ and Able” from Carl Carlton’s 1975 ABC Information LP I Wanna End up being With You; “Defense to Appreciate” as well as the sensitive ballad “You Produced My Life Comprehensive” from Eddie Holman’s This Is a Night to keep in mind; “Stores,” the smart “IT ISN’T EVERYTHING YOU Got,” the passionate “Under no circumstances Gonna Keep You” — both radio-aired paths — and “I WILL NOT Consider No” from Eddie Kendricks’ He’s a pal; The Whispers’ “A Mom for My Kids” and “Bingo”; Archie Bell as well as the Drells’ “I POSSIBLY COULD Dance FOREVER”; “Issues Are Gonna PROGRESS,” “I Lied,” and “Your Like Is Great” from Sigler’s That’s JUST HOW LONG I’ll Be Caring You and Maintain Smilin’; Like Committee’s “Cheaters Never Get” and “Regulation and Purchase”; Loleatta Holloway’s “Dreamin'” and “GOOD STUFF Don’t Last Forever” from Ecstasy Enthusiasm and Discomfort; Keni Burke’s “Risin’ to the very best” and “Suspend Tight”; The O’Jays’ “Like You Immediate”; Blue Magic’s “Appear Me Up,” name tabs on their LP, Magic from the Blue, and “Thanks for visiting the Golf club”; “Believe on your own” from the Temptations; South Shoreline Commission’s “We’re on the right course”; “You Can’t Possess My Like” through the Jones Women’ Maintain It Comin’ LP; The Temptations’ Atlantic solitary “Think on your own”; as well as the Trammps’ “Hooked forever,” “RESTRAIN the night time,” and “God Gave Me Everything.”

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Full Name Allan Felder
Died November 7, 1999
Profession Songwriter
Nationality American

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Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game writer: "Rubber Band"
Empire State 2013 writer: "When The Fuel Runs Out" - as Allan W. Felder
Milk 2008/I writer: "The Player" - as Alan Felder
This Christmas 2007 writer: "Go Getta" - as Allan Felder
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories 2006 Video Game writer: "Risin' to the Top" - as Allan W. Felder
Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 writer: "Paradise" - as Allan Felder
Deliver Us from Eva 2003 writer: "Paradise" 2002
How High 2001 writer: "How To Roll a Blunt" - as Allan Felder
Madonna: Truth or Dare 1991 Documentary writer: "Dr. Love" - as Felder

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2004 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Song Deliver Us from Eva (2003) · LL Cool J (Writer, Performer)
· Amerie (Writer, Performer)
· 50 Cent (Writer)
· Samuel Barnes (Writer)
· Jean Claude Olivier (Writer)
· Kenneth Burke (Writer)
· Norma Jean Wright (Writer)

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