Philadelphia International Records

Philadelphia International Records

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The label was founded in 1971 by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in Philadelphia.

Distributed by CBS, until 1985 when Manhattan Records (owned by Capitol Records) took over distribution up to 1987. The label is presently owned by Sony Music Entertainment Inc. and reissues and compilations are by subsidiaries Epic and Legacy.

For counterfeit releases use Philadelphia International Records (2)

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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
1A 006-20 0823 7 The O'Jays - Just Another Lonely Night / What Good Are These Arms Of Mine The O'Jays Just Another Lonely Night / What Good Are These Arms Of Mine(7") Philadelphia International Records 1A 006-20 0823 7 Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
1A 006-20 1586 7 Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 1A 006-20 1586 7 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1 A 064-24 0409 The O'Jays - Love Fever The O'Jays Love Fever(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records 1 A 064-24 0409 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0590 1 Shirley Jones - Always In The Mood Shirley Jones Always In The Mood(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records 1A 064-24 0590 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0617 1 Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records, Philadelphia International Records 1A 064-24 0617 1 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
1A 064-24 0768 1 The O'Jays - Let Me Touch You The O'Jays Let Me Touch You(LP, Album) Philadelphia International Records 1A 064-24 0768 1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
1R1 6638 Lou Rawls - Unmistakably Lou Lou Rawls Unmistakably Lou(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Philadelphia International Records 1R1 6638 US 1977 Sell This Version
2LP 5921 / 5922 Various - Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) Various Saturday Night Fever (The Original Movie Sound Track) (Album, Comp) 2LP 5921 / 5922 Yugoslavia 1978 Sell This Version
2PL 003 Lou Rawls - Live Lou Rawls Live (Album) 2PL 003 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
2PLC 003 Lou Rawls - Live Lou Rawls Live(Cass, Album, 2 A) Philadelphia International Records 2PLC 003 US Unknown Sell This Version
2Z8 3655 Teddy Pendergrass - Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose Teddy Pendergrass Only You / Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose (Single) 2Z8 3655 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3661 The Futures - Party Time Man / You Got It (The Love That I Need) The Futures Party Time Man / You Got It (The Love That I Need)(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 2Z8 3661 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3664 Jerry Butler - (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out Jerry Butler (I'm Just Thinking About) Cooling Out (Single) 2Z8 3664 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3665 The Futures - Party Time Man / You Got It (The Love That I Need) The Futures Party Time Man / You Got It (The Love That I Need) (Single) 2Z8 3665 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3668 MFSB - Dance With Me Tonight MFSB Dance With Me Tonight 2Z8 3668 US 1978 Sell This Version
2Z8 3671 Edwin Birdsong - Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine Edwin Birdsong Phiss-Phizz / Goldmine (Single) 2Z8 3671 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3675 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (Single) 2Z8 3675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z83675 McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 2Z83675 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3677 Jocko - The Rocketship Jocko The Rocketship 2Z8 3677 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3678 Billy Paul - It's Critical / Bring The Family Back Billy Paul Bring The Family Back 2Z8 3678 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3679 The Force (8) - Rock Your Baby The Force (8) Rock Your Baby (Single) 2Z8 3679 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3682 The Jones Girls - You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else The Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else (Single) 2Z8 3682 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3686 Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You Lou Rawls Let Me Be Good To You 2Z8 3686 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3689 The Intruders - I'll Always Love My Mama The Intruders I'll Always Love My Mama (Single) 2Z8 3689 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3692 Dexter Wansel - I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) Dexter Wansel I'll Never Forget (My Favorite Disco) (Single) 2Z8 3692 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3694 Bobby Rush - I Wanna Do The Do Bobby Rush I Wanna Do The Do (Single) 2Z8 3694 US 1979 Sell This Version
2Z8 3697 Frantique - Strut Your Funky Stuff Frantique Strut Your Funky Stuff (Single) 2Z8 3697 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4XT-53028 Kenny And Johnny The Whitehead Brothers* - Kenny And Johnny The Whitehead Brothers Kenny And Johnny The Whitehead Brothers* Kenny And Johnny The Whitehead Brothers(Cass) Philadelphia International Records 4XT-53028 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 53029 Phyllis Hyman - Living All Alone Phyllis Hyman Living All Alone (Album) 4XT 53029 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT 53031 Shirley Jones - Always In The Mood Shirley Jones Always In The Mood(Cass, Album) Philadelphia International Records 4XT 53031 US 1986 Sell This Version
4XT-53036 The O'Jays - Let Me Touch You The O'Jays Let Me Touch You (Album) 4XT-53036 UK 1987 Sell This Version
4Z8-3103 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was Jean Carn Was That All It Was (Single) 4Z8-3103 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3675 McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells McFadden & Whitehead / Archie Bell & The Drells - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Strategy(12", Unofficial) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3675 US Unknown Sell This Version
4Z8 3690 Silk (6) - Keep Dancin' Silk (6) Keep Dancin'(12", Promo) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3690 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3690 Silk (6) - Midnight Dancer Silk (6) Midnight Dancer 4Z8 3690 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3693 Michael Pedicin, Jr.* - That's A Good One Michael Pedicin, Jr.* That's A Good One 4Z8 3693 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3698 Teddy Pendergrass - If You Know Like I Know / Turn Off The Lights Teddy Pendergrass If You Know Like I Know / Turn Off The Lights (Single) 4Z8 3698 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3701 Archie Bell And The Drells* - Strategy Archie Bell And The Drells* Strategy (Single) 4Z8 3701 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3706 Billy Paul - False Faces Billy Paul False Faces (Single) 4Z8 3706 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3708 The O'Jays - Sing A Happy Song / Get On Out And Party The O'Jays Sing A Happy Song / Get On Out And Party (Single) 4Z8 3708 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3709 Edwin Birdsong - Lollipop / Freaky Deaky Sities Edwin Birdsong Lollipop / Freaky Deaky Sities (Single, Maxi) 4Z8 3709 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message (Single) 4Z8 3711 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3711 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message(12", Single, Unofficial, Mul) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3711 US Unknown Sell This Version
4Z8 3712 Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass - Bad Luck / Don't Leave Me This Way Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes* Featuring Teddy Pendergrass - Bad Luck / Don't Leave Me This Way (Single) 4Z8 3712 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3713 The O'Jays - I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend The O'Jays I Love Music / Livin' For The Weekend 4Z8 3713 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3714 The Force (8) - The Dirty Dog The Force (8) The Dirty Dog 4Z8 3714 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3718 Teddy Pendergrass - Life Is A Circle Teddy Pendergrass Life Is A Circle (Single) 4Z8 3718 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3739 Jocko - Rhythm Talk Jocko Rhythm Talk (Single) 4Z8 3739 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 3740 McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 3740 US 1979 Sell This Version
4Z8 01059 Teddy Pendergrass - Take Me In Your Arms Tonight Teddy Pendergrass Take Me In Your Arms Tonight 4Z8 01059 US 1980 Sell This Version
4Z8 02004 Intruders* - Save The Children Intruders* Save The Children (Single) 4Z8 02004 US 1980 Sell This Version
4Z9 02898 Teddy Pendergrass - This Gift Of Life Teddy Pendergrass This Gift Of Life 4Z9 02898 US 1980 Sell This Version
4Z9 04073 The O'Jays - Put Our Heads Together The O'Jays Put Our Heads Together 4Z9 04073 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 04176 Patti LaBelle - If Only You Knew / I'll Never, Never Give Up Patti LaBelle If Only You Knew / I'll Never, Never Give Up 4Z9 04176 US 1983 Sell This Version
4Z9 05000 The O'Jays - Extraordinary Girl The O'Jays Extraordinary Girl 4Z9 05000 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05040 The O'Jays - Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You) The O'Jays Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You) 4Z9 05040 US 1984 Sell This Version
4Z9 05296 Patti LaBelle - Shy Patti LaBelle Shy(12") Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 05296 US 1985 Sell This Version
4Z9 07459 Leon Huff - I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' Leon Huff I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin'(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4Z9 07459 US 1989 Sell This Version
4Z8 003711 MFSB - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message(12", Single, RE) Philadelphia International Records 4Z8 003711 Unknown Sell This Version
4ZH 06923 McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 06923 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 06924 MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love Is The Message 4ZH 06924 US 1987 Sell This Version
4ZH 06924P MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - Love Is The Message / TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees MFSB Featuring The Three Degrees - Love Is The Message / TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (12", Single, RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 06924P UK 2017 Sell This Version
4ZH 07551 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* - Don't Leave Me This Way / Bad Luck Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* Don't Leave Me This Way / Bad Luck(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 07551 US 1988 Sell This Version
4ZH 07553 The O'Jays - I Love Music / Love Train The O'Jays I Love Music / Love Train(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 07553 US 1988 Sell This Version
4ZH 07556 The Three Degrees - Dirty Ol' Man / When Will I See You Again The Three Degrees Dirty Ol' Man / When Will I See You Again(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 07556 US 1988 Sell This Version
4ZH 07558 Intruders* / Billy Paul - I'll Always Love My Mama / Only The Strong Survive Intruders* / Billy Paul Intruders* / Billy Paul - I'll Always Love My Mama / Only The Strong Survive (Single) 4ZH 07558 US 1988 Sell This Version
4ZH 07834 Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Was That All It Was / Breaking And Entering Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble Jean Carn / Dee Dee Sharp Gamble - Was That All It Was / Breaking And Entering(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 07834 US 1988 Sell This Version
4ZH 08146 Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* - The Love I Lost / Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes* The Love I Lost / Wake Up Everybody(12", Single) Philadelphia International Records 4ZH 08146 US 1989 Sell This Version
4ZH 69185 The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money / Back Stabbers The O'Jays For The Love Of Money / Back Stabbers 4ZH 69185 US 1989 Sell This Version
4ZP 80164 Jean Carn - Sweet And Wonderful / My Love Don't Come Easy Jean Carn Sweet And Wonderful / My Love Don't Come Easy(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80164 UK 2009 Sell This Version
4ZP 80263 Jean Carn - Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head Jean Carn Was That All It Was / Don't Let It Go To Your Head(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80263 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80362 The Jones Girls - Nights Over Egypt / This Feeling's Killing Me The Jones Girls Nights Over Egypt / This Feeling's Killing Me(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80362 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80461 Archie Bell & The Drells / Billy Paul - Don't Let Love Get You Down / Bring The Family Back Archie Bell & The Drells / Billy Paul Archie Bell & The Drells / Billy Paul - Don't Let Love Get You Down / Bring The Family Back(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80461 UK 1999 Sell This Version
4ZP 80560 The Futures / The Jones Girls - Ain't Got Time Fa Nuthin' / Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah The Futures / The Jones Girls The Futures / The Jones Girls - Ain't Got Time Fa Nuthin' / Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80560 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80669 Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass - Stop And Think It Over / The More I Get, The More I Want Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass Anthony White / Teddy Pendergrass - Stop And Think It Over / The More I Get, The More I Want(12", RP) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80669 UK 1999 Sell This Version
4ZP 80768 Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain Dexter Wansel Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80768 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 80768P Dexter Wansel - Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain Dexter Wansel Life On Mars / The Sweetest Pain(12", Ltd, RE, RM, 180) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80768P UK 2017 Sell This Version
4ZP 80867 Silk (6) / Philadelphia All-Stars* - I Can't Stop (Turning You On) / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto Silk (6) / Philadelphia All-Stars* Silk (6) / Philadelphia All-Stars* - I Can't Stop (Turning You On) / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto 4ZP 80867 UK 2003 Sell This Version
4ZP 80966 The O'Jays - Summer Fling / Put Our Heads Together The O'Jays Summer Fling / Put Our Heads Together(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 80966 UK 2006 Sell This Version
4ZP 81062 Dee Dee Sharp Gamble / The O'Jays - Easy Money / My Favourite Person Dee Dee Sharp Gamble / The O'Jays Dee Dee Sharp Gamble / The O'Jays - Easy Money / My Favourite Person(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81062 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 81161 Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics - Ain't You Had Enough Love / Hurry Up This Way Again Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics Phyllis Hyman / The Stylistics - Ain't You Had Enough Love / Hurry Up This Way Again(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81161 UK 2000 Sell This Version
4ZP 81260 McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Can't Have My Love McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls McFadden & Whitehead / The Jones Girls - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / You Can't Have My Love(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81260 UK 2006 Sell This Version
4ZP 81369 M.F.S.B.* / MFSB - Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto M.F.S.B.* / MFSB M.F.S.B.* / MFSB - Mysteries Of The World / Let's Clean Up The Ghetto(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81369 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 81864 Carolyn Crawford* - If You Move, You Lose / Good And Plenty Carolyn Crawford* If You Move, You Lose / Good And Plenty(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 81864 UK 2000 Sell This Version
4ZP 81963 Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* - Keep Smilin' / Days Go By Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* Bunny Sigler / Bobby Bennett* - Keep Smilin' / Days Go By 4ZP 81963 UK Unknown Sell This Version
4ZP 82069 Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* - Hey Baby / Just Got To Be More Careful Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* Anthony White / Carolyn Crawford* - Hey Baby / Just Got To Be More Careful(12") Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 82069 UK 2000 Sell This Version
4ZP 82168 Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys - The Devil Made Me Do It / You're The Reason Why Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys Robert Upchurch / The Ebonys - The Devil Made Me Do It / You're The Reason Why(12", RE) Philadelphia International Records 4ZP 82168 UK Unknown Sell This Version
06SP-14 The Trammps / MFSB - Trammps Disco Theme / T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care) The Trammps / MFSB The Trammps / MFSB - Trammps Disco Theme / T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP-14 Japan 1975 Sell This Version
06SP 22 Archie Bell & The Drells - Soul City Walk / Let's Go Disco Archie Bell & The Drells Soul City Walk / Let's Go Disco 06SP 22 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 24 Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine Lou Rawls You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 24 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 25 People's Choice - Here We Go Again / Mickey D's People's Choice Here We Go Again / Mickey D's(7", Single, Promo) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 25 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 71 Three Degrees* = スリー・ディグリーズ* - Dirty Ol' Man = 荒野のならず者 Three Degrees* = スリー・ディグリーズ* Three Degrees* = スリー・ディグリーズ* - Dirty Ol' Man = 荒野のならず者(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 71 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 71(PH) The Three Degrees - Dirty Ol' Man The Three Degrees Dirty Ol' Man(7") Philadelphia International Records 06SP 71(PH) Japan Unknown Sell This Version
06SP 74 The Three Degrees - TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) The Three Degrees TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 74 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 100 The O'Jays - Back Stabbers / I Love Music The O'Jays Back Stabbers / I Love Music(7") Philadelphia International Records 06SP 100 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 111 The O'Jays - Message In Our Music / She's Only A Woman The O'Jays Message In Our Music / She's Only A Woman(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 111 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
06SP 179 Philadelphia International All Stars Let's Clean Up The Ghetto(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 179 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
06SP 197 The Jacksons - Goin' Places The Jacksons Goin' Places(7", Single) Epic, Philadelphia International Records 06SP 197 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
06SP 245 The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl The O'Jays Use Ta Be My Girl (7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 245 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
06SP 316(PH) McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now = 恋はノン・ストップ McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now = 恋はノン・ストップ(7", Single) Philadelphia International Records 06SP 316(PH) Japan 1979 Sell This Version

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BalooDP

BalooDP

April 2, 2022
What is there to say about this glorious record label? As a Philly boy, no matter how many times I listen to these songs, no matter who remixes them, they never get old. Gamble & Huff truly perfected what Motown set out to do when starting Philadelphia International Records in 1971. Yet they never get any credit for being one of the biggest Black-owned record labels and stable of artists compared to Motown. PIR seems to be a footnote in history, totally disregarded by the national media. But we know at Discogs that this is the supreme music.

For Gamble & Huff, the creation of PIR had everything come together perfectly that led to a 10-year domination on the charts:

The rise of 32-track tape machines that allowed for the addition of the signature strings and horns that we know and love

The signing of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays, Billy Paul, Three Degrees, Patti LaBelle, Phyllis Hyman, The Intruders, Lou Rawls, The Jacksons, The Stylistics, and many more. So many hits and classics from so many artists. And that's just the PIR stable guys. We can't forget The Spinners, The Manhattans, the Stylistics, The Trammps, The Delfonics, and many more.

The operation of Joe Tarsia's Sigma Sound Studios at 212 S. 12th Street. Tom Moulton said the upstairs of this place had an unbelievable sound. And clearly they had amazing engineers.

The assembling of the best Philly-area bands and session players: The likes of Earl Young, Ronnie Baker, Vince Montana, the MFSB Orchestra, just managed to make everything they touched turned to gold. The sound was so distinctive that you can still hear Vince's vibes on more recent amazing tracks like Incognito - Always There (Masters at Work Remix), Randy Crawford - Wishing On A Star, and the club hit Marc Evans - I Love The Way You Love Me (Dimitri from Paris T.S.O.P. Remix)

Then there was the songwriters: McFadden and Whitehead, Bunny Siegler, Thom Bell, Dexter Wansel, and Gamble & Huff themselves. These guys knew how to write a tune!

Philadelphia's music scene assembled some of the best talent all in one place to mix together what Tom Moulton would dub "Soul music in Tuxedos." Even he played a huge role with his mixing prowess, inventing the 12" record, mixing the now classic "Philadelphia Classics" that was the rise of the disco remix. How can anyone not dance to MFSB feat. The Three Degrees - Love Is the Message that is 11:37 long? Unbelievable remix.

I gave you the names. Now you should be going to look up what these guys did!!
dwilpower

dwilpower

August 20, 2021
Philadelphia International Records, the legendary Gamble & Huff created an amazing roster of talent that included the O'Jays Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, Teddy Pedergrass, Billy Paul, The Intruders , the Three Degrees, Lou Rawls. The music is iconic and became the lush orchestral soul of the early to mid 70s. An important element in the development of the sound that would become known as DISCO
Class77

Class77

August 1, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
Wow nobody has commented on this?? Where do i start? These guys were House Music, Techno, and other electronic music got there spirit and soul from. Such beauty and talent comes from full on instrumentals of having a full band. Violin, drums, background singers, killer bassist. I mean its hard to replicate this organic sound. About to search through all this. 2000 records is ALLOT! Would love to create a sound like this again in this era but it seems impossible. Playing in this type of music is where i'd be in the 70's. Love Disco