Revised Project Description/New Data

Backstabbersojays Bruce, from WXPN, sent this revised project statement and a more complete data set (on Course Folder).

The Soulful Sounds of Philly is a mapping project that will highlight a selection of songs, artists and albums recorded on Philadelphia International Records, the label started by songwriters, producers and musicians, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Between 1971-1998, the label was home to bands including The O’Jays, The Intruders, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Spinners, Lou Rawls, Patti Labelle, The Delfonics, Billy Paul and others, with Gamble and Huff being the architects of “The Sound of Philly” that galvanized a generation with songs like “La La Means I Love You,” “Love Train,” “Me & Mrs. Jones,” “Backstabbers,” “For The Love of Money,” “If You Don’t Know Me By Now,” and “I’ll Always Love My Mama.” What Motown Records was to Detroit, and Stax-Volt was to Memphis, Philly International was to Philadelphia. This “map” will feature 50+ of the classic songs from T.S.O.P era.