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Backstage Pass: Gamble & Huff and ?the Philly Sound?

As the primary architects of “the Philly Sound,” songwriter/producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff crafted sophisticated funk classics for The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blues, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls and others that ushered in the Disco Era, yet were lyrically rich and often message-oriented.