Sunday, February 24, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Architects of Philly Soul to be Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the architects of Philly Soul will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 10. The pair launched Philly International Records in 1971 and ushered in an era of elaborate instrumentals and vocal arrangements. The trademarks of Philly soul, lush buoyant strings and horns, smooth group harmonies, danceable rhythms and smoldering ballads were evident in Gamble and Huff penned songs such as "Wake Up Everybody", "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" , "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now","Don't Leave Me This Way", "Love, Need And Want You", "Close The Door", "Cry Together", and "Message In Our Music", to name a few.