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Gamble and Huff
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    Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Kenny Gamble (August 11, 1943- )
    Leon Huff (April 8, 1942- )
    Founded Philadelphia International Records (1971)
    Wrote and/or produced records for the Soul Survivors ('Expressway to Your Heart'), Archie Bell and the Drells ('I Can't Stop Dancing'), Jerry Butler ('Only the Strong Survive,' 'Hey Western Union Man'), Billy Paul ('Me and Mrs. Jones'), Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes ('If You Don't Know Me By Now,' 'The Love I Lost,' 'Don't Leave Me This Way'), Joe Simon ('Drowning in the Sea of Love'), MFSB ('TSOP [The Sound of Philadelphia]'), The Three Degrees ('When Will I See You Again'), The Jacksons ('Show You the Way to Go') and The O'Jays ('Back Stabbers,' 'Love Train,' 'For the Love of Money,' 'Useta Be My Girl')
    Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2008)
    Gamble was fined for payola.
    They printed 'There's a Message in our Music' on most Philadelphia International albums.
    Their Philadelphia sound paved the way for disco.
    They won the 1989 Grammy for R&B Song of the Year with 'If You Don't Know Me By Now,' which they wrote back in 1972.
    Their Philadelphia sound dominated the soul charts in the post-Motown pre-disco era of the early and mid 70s.
    Gamble modestly declared, 'We were lucky to live in a city that had so much great talent.'
    Michael Jackson commented, 'Just watching Huff play the piano while Gamble sang taught me more about the anatomy of a song than anything else.'
    They started a 'Clean up the Ghetto' project in Philadelphia that spread to Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta.

Credit: C. Fishel


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