MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra are among the honorees during Oct. 24 ceremony.
Any serious discussion about Philadelphia International Records has to include songwriters/producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, the label’s founders. But they had plenty of help (i.e., Earl Young, above) in making PIR, which marks its 40th anniversary in 2011, a hotbed of sophisticated soul.
Contributing editor Chris M. Junior is looking to moderate discussion about Philadelphia International Records next March in Texas
It’s not quite dawn in the Kenny Gamble household. With everyone fast asleep, the phone rings. It used to be that would mean a call from Michael Jackson.