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Key figures recall their Philadelphia International years

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.

Sam Cooke gets a ‘pod’ at Grammy Museum

A “pod” (display case) filled with artifacts associated with the life and career of the late Sam Cooke is now on display at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles in recognition of what would have been the late artist’s 80th birthday.

Rare Frank Wilson 45 could fetch $100,000

Holy grails don’t get any holier than this, especially for Northern Soul acolytes. Going up for auction, starting March 14, is one of only two known copies — and the only one in acceptable playing condition — of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” considered by many to be the most valuable ultra-rare 45 record in the world.