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James Herb Smith

This guitarist initially garnered his reputation among the Philly soul stalwarts connected with Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International recording studios. Adam Supplement Smith’s mentors had been guitarists Norman Harris and Bobby Eli, whose preliminary studio support group established a unique new soul audio which quickly became popular. The thickness of …

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Bob Babbitt

The bass guitar of Bob Babbitt continues to be an indelible component of the famed Motown sound — his melodic, jazz-inspired grooves propel a large number of the most remarkable hits from soul’s golden era, including Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Smokey Robinson & the Wonders’ “The Tears of the …

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Norman Harris

Guitarist/manufacturer/arranger/songwriter Norman Harris could be heard on countless Philly spirit sessions from the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s. He was a founding person in MFSB, the tempo/strings/horns aggregation that was the home music group for Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International label. As you third from the creation trio of Baker-Harris-Young, he …

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The Jones Girls

Valerie, Shirley, and Brenda Jones, collectively referred to as the Jones Young ladies, spent a lot more than a decade in the music business before they tasted achievement of their own. Throughout that period, nevertheless, their voices graced the information and stage shows of a large number of founded celebrities, …

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Leon Huff

Program pianist Leon Huff became half a seminal R&B songwriting and creation group when he teamed with Kenny Gamble in 1965. Huff performed on periods for Phil Spector, the Ronettes, and Carole Ruler in NEW YORK before shifting to Philadelphia. He produced the Locomotions, and do periods for Cameo and …

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Les Gammas

The Bavarian duo of Tag Frank and Jochen Helfert comprise Les Gammas, who catapulted to critical success in the Munich, Germany-based Compost label, where their jazz-funk-disco fit perfectly alongside the label’s other premier artists such as for example Minus 8 and Beanfield. Frank features as the duo’s DJ, percussionist, and …

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Flaming Ember

A blue-eyed Detroit spirit group that appreciated a short while in the limelight during 1970-1971, these were initially referred to as the Flaming Embers. The music group included guitarist Joe Sladich, pianist Costs Ellis, bassist Jim Bugnel, and drummer Jerry Plunk. They initial documented for Ric-Tic in 1968, after that …

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The Futures

Among Philadelphia’s finest groupings, the Futures produced great music, but Female Good luck refused to function her magic with them. Frank Washington, Kenny Staff, James Ruler, John Ruler, and Henry McGilberry emulated the Temptations. Amjo Information released their initial one in 1970, “SPLITTING UP” b/w “Our Thing.” Richard Wright (deceased) …

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William DeVaughn

Vocalist/songwriter/guitarist William DeVaughn had a million-seller the very first time out along with his inspiring “End up being Thankful for EVERYTHING YOU Got.” Those that first noticed the smooth monitor thought it had been a fresh record from Curtis Mayfield. DeVaughn’s high tenor will keep some resemblance to Mayfield’s and …

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Harold Melvin

Harold Melvin was among the traveling forces in back of Philadelphia spirit, leading his group the Blue Records to the very best from the charts throughout their stint in Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International label. Despite Melvin’s billing out entrance, the Blue Records’ center point was business lead …

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