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The O'Jays are the pinnacle of the seventies soul music.
They were instrumental in popularizing Philly soul and the work of songwriting team Gamble and Huff. Their velvety, lush, yet funk-tinged sound establishes them as some of soul music's finest. More on rockhall.com...
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A House on Fire : the rise and fall of Philadelphia Soul by
Call Number: ML3537 .J33 2004
John Jackson shows how Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell developed a black recording empire second only to Berry Gordy's Motown, pumping out a string of chart-toppers from Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Stylistics, and many others.
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