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Kenny Gamble: "There Is A Master Plan."

Kenny Gamble grew up in South Philadelphia, singing on street corners. He aspired to be a performer but quickly went from the stage to behind the scenes. 2,537 more words


The O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together (Philadelphia International Records)

A member of 70’s Soul group the Five Stairsteps, Keni Burke came to recognition back in the early 80’s, as a singer, responsible for the 1981 released ‘Changes’ album containing his biggest success ever – ‘Rising To The Top’ – and ‘Hang Tight’. 60 more words


The Jones Girls - Life Goes On John Morales M+M Mix 2-10-12

From The Jones Girls‘s self-titled 1979 released debut-album, John Morales retouching in the fine style which is his the mellow ‘Life Goes On’.
Another awesome work paying justice to this stylish song written and produced by Philadelphia Sound Records label heads… 16 more words


MFSB: Universal Love (Big Break Records)

Universal Love
Big Break Records/Cherry Red

MFSB was the name of Philadelphia International Records‘ house band, a loosely-defined collective of musicians who worked with the production team of… 296 more words

Album Reviews



Unlike Motown, books haven’t been written about Philadelphia International Records. That’s a missed opportunity, as there are many stories waiting to be told. Until now, only parts of the Philadelphia International Records’ story has been told. 2,914 more words

Philadelphia Soul

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - If You Don't Know Me By Now (Philadelphia International Records)

Founded as The Charlemagnes around band leader Harold Melvin, this group which happened to be one of the most successful of the Philadelphia Soul scene, changed their name into… 103 more words


The Trammps - Love Epidemic (Golden Fleece)

(Disco)Music would probably not be what it is without the unvaluable contribution of Philadelphia-based drummer Earl Young who, by his songwriting and arranging talent (along with team partners… 60 more words