The Losers Lounge Tribute to Philadelphia Soul: The Music of Gamble, Huff and Bell featuring the Songs of The O’Jays, The Delfonics, The Spinners, The Stylistics and more…
In the mid-1970s record producers Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Thom Bell created a new world of pop-music hailing from The City of Brotherly Love, called “Philadelphia Soul.” Joe McGinty – The Losers Lounge Band Leader – says, “The ‘Philadelphia Soul’ sound combined sophisticated arrangements a la Burt Bacharach with soulful grooves a la Motown to create an incredible string of hits by groups like the O’Jays, The Spinners, The Delfonics, and The Stylistics. Having grown up in South Jersey, the Philadelphia Soul sound has always been a huge influence to me.” Sexy, funky, danceable and lush, the arrangements of The Philadelphia Soul sound are credited with being the precursor to Disco as well as an influence on pop music at large to this day. Some hit songs that you may know from the Philadelphia Soul sound include:
The O’Jays: Love Train, Back Stabbers, For The Love of Money, Now That We Found Love - The Delfonics: Didn’t I Blow Your Mind, La La Means I Love You - The Spinners: Could It Be I’m Falling In Love?, Then Came You (With Dionne Warwick), Mighty Love, I’ll Be Around, Rubber Band Man, One Kind of Love Affair, Games People Play - The Stylistics: You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything, Break up To Make Up, I’m Stone In Love With You - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes: If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Billy Paul: Meand Mrs. Jones – The Soul Survivors: Expressway To Your Heart – Jerry Butler: Only The Strong Survive – The Three Degrees: When Will I See You Again. As well as songs by The Jacksons, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, and more!
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