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The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and the Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976)

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Along with Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff defined the sweet, smooth Philadelphia Sound in the early '70s, producing hit records by the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and Joe Simon, among many others. Spanning three discs, The Philly Sound (1966-1976): Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff is a stunning chronicle of the team at their peak, featuring all of their biggest hits, plus a generous selection of neglected gems. For some tastes, the three discs may be a bit too much of a good thing -- often, these songs sound more remarkable when they're heard in small doses -- but for a definitive overview of Gamble & Huff's accomplishments, this can't be beat.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:19
2 2:37
3 2:19
4 2:35
5 2:17
6 2:51
7 2:30
8 2:47
9 2:57
10 4:45
11 3:08
12 2:54
13 3:20
14 3:25
15 6:06
16 3:03
17 8:37
18 5:18
19 2:52
20 3:06
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