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Legacy Podcast: The Sound of Philadelphia

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Jeff Foxx hosts this podcast series celebrating the sound of Philadelphia and the great artists of Philly International Records. Legacy Recordings is the award-winning catalog division of Sony Music. Legacy's podcast takes you behind the scenes and in-depth into some of the greatest recordings ever made.




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Love Train 4

In this episode, PIR artist Jean Carne describes the Philly sound as one that made you want to dance with its grooves, and was filled with positive lyrical messages as well. “If you sing with emotion, the better the audience will love you. And I wanted to be loved” – Bunny “Mr. Emotions” Sigler, who […]

Duration: 00:09:13

Love Train 3

Philadelphia International takes over the airwaves of the 70s: the incredible O’Jays are featured in this podcast, with founding member Walter WIlliams, who talks about growing up with Eddie Levert in Ohio, where they were REQUIRED to sing gospel. After an encounter with Gamble and Huff during and Intruders show at the Apollo Theatre, The […]

Duration: 00:06:59

Love Train 2

As introduced by the host, Jeff Foxx, Philly International’s biggest hits were filled with lush strings and beautiful horns from their house orchestra, MFSB. Gamble & Huff recall what they remember about the arrangements, and call out many of the people who were responsible for these recordings. Members of the Delfonics discuss Thom Bell’s arrangements […]

Duration: 00:06:33

Love Train 1

Our Black History Month series continues with the first of four pieces on the great artists of Philly International Records. Producer: Joyride Media Recommended: Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia Concert DVD

Duration: 00:07:33

Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 3

Gamble and Huff share their “formula for success” in the music business. According to these industry legends, it all comes down the need to “feel it” and never “force it.” They also discuss how community involvement has always been intergral to their marketing strategies. Teddy Pendergrass, one of the finest voices from the Philly International […]

Duration: 00:05:01

Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 2

Gamble and Huff explain their songwriting process, and how they decided which artist would perform each would-be hit. As an example, Gamble & Huff and Billy Paul recall the origins of their classic “Me and Mrs. Jones,” how Paul was chosen to sing it, and one of his first experience performing it live. We’ll also […]

Duration: 00:05:00

Philly International Records Radio Hour Part 1

In this segment, we are introduced to 2008 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff as they recount their early days on the Philadelphia music scene and one of their first big national hits as songwriters/producers – “Cowboys to Girls” by The Intruders. Gamble and Huff also discuss their what […]

Duration: 00:08:25