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Gamble & Huff: A Definite Sensual Soundtrack for Intimacy

Mon, Oct 02, 2017 | 2:00 pm

Join us as noted broadcaster, music advocate, and Temple alum Dyana Williams and sonic architect, journalist, and director Will Coloan discuss the work of legendary Philadelphia-based music duo Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and take us on a musical excursion through one of the most enchanting catalogues of love songs ever written.

Gamble & Huff, who put Philadelphia soul on the map, are two of the most prolific and acclaimed songwriters/producers in the history of contemporary music. The multiple GRAMMY award-winning duo and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have composed an impressive number of memorable romantic songs. Their superstar roster of artists, including Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul, The O'Jays, Phyllis Hyman, Patti LaBelle, Lou Rawls, and a host of others, were signed to their legendary Philadelphia International Records. These incredible performers recorded tunes like “Close The Door,” “Let Me Make Love To You,” “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,” “Me & Mrs. Jones,” and numerous others that are part of the soundtrack of millions of listeners’ lives.

This program is part of the Libraries' Beyond the Page public programming series.

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