You may not know their names, but you know many of their songs. Individually, but more often as a team, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff wrote and/or produced a lot of timeless classic songs in the soul music genre. They were the pre-eminent rhythm and blues architects of the first half of the 1970s, and their production style paved the way for disco, before that genre got watered down. Plenty of their records found their way to the top of the pop charts as well.
Today is Kenny Gamble’s 75th birthday. To celebrate, Tunes du Jour presents a playlist of twenty great Gamble and Huff sides.
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[…] Inspired by the August 11 birthdays of A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Death Cab For Cutie/The Postal Service’s Ben Gibbard, Joe Jackson, Eric Carmen, Joe Rogan, Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly, Mike Douglas, and producer/composer Kenny Gamble. […]