Monday, 16 February 2009

Helping to Shape the Sound of Philly Soul : NPR Music

Helping to Shape the Sound of Philly Soul : NPR Music

Thom Bell was one of the key architect in the developement of the signature sound that is known international as the "The Sound of Philadelphia." He also has joint ownership of the Mighty Three Music publishing house based in the city of Philadelphia, with Gamble and Huff as the other partners in the joint venture.
The business venture was founded in 1971 at the same time as Philadelphia Inernational Records and is still owned by Bell, Gamble and Huff. During the 1970s the label and publishing house was second largest
black record company behind Motown Records.
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"Living All Alone" Album- Featuring Thom Bell as executive producer with Gamble and Huff.

Track listing

Side One

  1. "Living All Alone" - 5:12
  2. "First Time Together" - 4:06
  3. "If You Want Me" - 4:23
  4. "Slow Dancin'" - 4:37

Side Two

  1. "Old Friend" - 4:55
  2. "You Just Don't Know" 4:18
  3. "Ain't You Had Enough Love" - 4:16
  4. "Screaming at the Moon" - 4:13
  5. "What You Won't Do for Love" - 4:04

Credits and personnel


  • Producer: Thom Bell, Terry Burrus, Kenny Gamble, Reggie Griffin, Leon Huff, Phyllis Hyman, Juanita Johnson, Nick Martinelli, and Dexter Wansel.
  • Arranger: Thom Bell, Terry Burrus, Randy Cantor, Reggie Griffin, Nick Martinelli, Jim Salamone, and Dexter Wansel.
  • Horn Arrangements: Larry Davis.
  • Engineers: Pete Humphries, Arthur Stoppe, and Mike Tarsia.
  • Assistant engineers: Randy Abrams, Poke, MacMinn, and Adam SilvermanScott.
  • Mixing: Mike Tarsia.
  • Executive producer: Thom Bell, Kenny Gamble, and Leon Huff.
  • Photography: Jean Pagliuso.
  • Clothing/Wardrobe: Cassandra McShepard.
  • Make-Up: Allan Forbes.

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