Daily Archives: March 18, 2011

Donwill-Breathe Feat. Nicky Guiland

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Donwill’s Don Cusack In High Fidelity can be downloaded here.

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SXSW PANEL ALERT – TSOP: Celebrating Gamble & Huff and Philadelphia International Records – SATURDAY!


Panelists
KENNETH GAMBLE
Co-Founder, Philadelphia International Records

LEON HUFF
Co-Founder, Philadelphia International Records

JOE TARSIA
Sound of Philadelphia Recording Engineer; founder of Sigma Sound Studios

BRUCE WARREN
WXPN Asst. Station Manager, Programming

AKINA ADDERLY
Akina Adderly & the Vintage Playboys

Moderator
CHRIS M. JUNIOR Contributing Editor, Goldmine Magazine

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records (PIR), one of the most successful African-American owned record labels of all time, which has given the City of Brotherly Love a label to call its own, like Motown was to Detroit and Stax was to Memphis. PIR produced a distinct, successful brand of R&B/soul with sophisticated, seductive, string-laden music that often carried poignant messages. Philadelphia International’s Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff created what “people all over the world” know as “The Sound of Philadelphia,” making stars of The O’Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and Billy Paul during the 1970s and playing a key role in reviving the careers of The Jacksons, Lou Rawls and Jerry Butler.

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