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The Sound Of Philadelphia: Gamble & Huff's Greatest Hits

March 4, 2008 | Format: MP3

$9.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: March 4, 2008
  • Release Date: March 4, 2008
  • Label: Philadelphia International Records/Epic/Legacy
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  • Total Length: 1:04:55
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  • ASIN: B0014KHAAS
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #178,844 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

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By David Jensen on March 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
I already had most of these tracks on other CDs, but often with less-than-stellar sound quality. I purchased this collection in the hope that 2008 remastering technology would finally get me these great songs with the sound they deserve. Boy, was I disappointed! Many of the tracks, including "Love Train", "T.S.O.P.", and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" are overly bright and strain the ears. These actually sound worse than on my other, older CDs. Conversely, "If You Don't Know Me by Now" sounds warm and pleasant. Perhaps the larger set mentioned by previous reviewers is a better product both in terms of track selection and remastering. There's really no excuse for a new release from a major label to sound this poor.
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Great CD has some of the greatest classics of THE Philly sound era. I had to buy a replacement because my cd was damaged. This collection is one of many...it is short but sweet. I loved the Ojays, Harold Melvin and Blue Notes, Three Degrees, Lou Rawls and more. This CD is a true trip down memory and the music is still as vibrant and beautiful as it was back in the day. Hard to pick a favorite..but I will always love the tenderness of "If you Don't Know Me by Now". This collection is wonderful and I highly recommend it..especially if you enjoy old school R&B
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Stupid question but... for anyone who loves Gamble & Huff, why wouldn't you buy the AWESOME 3-CD box set released a few years ago to wild acclaim? Sure, it's more expensive, but well worth it. (Box set name: The Philly Sound 1966-1976: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff.)
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THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA-GAMBLE & HUFF'S GREATEST HITS: As the sixties dominance of BERRY GORDY's soul/pop institution MOTOWN began to wane in the early seventies, the slack was taken up by producer/songwriters KENNY GAMBLE & LEON HUFF's highly influential, enormously successful PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS. P.I.R.'s best known acts included THE O'JAYS (who had been kicking around since the late fifties) and their message blaring biggies BACK STABBERS and LOVE TRAIN, and HAROLD MELVIN & THE BLUE NOTES, whose signature smashes IF YOU DON'T KNOW ME BY NOW and THE LOVE I LOST showcased the grit-rimmed, impassioned pleas of TEDDY PENDERGRASS. Further chart gold arrived via the creamy ambience of LOU RAWLS' career defining YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LIKE MINE, house band MFSB's flashy disco instrumental T.S.O.P. (which eventually wound up as the SOUL TRAIN theme) and glorious one shots from BILLY PAUL, THE THREE DEGREES and MCFADDEN & WHITEHEAD. GAMBLE & HUFF'S GREATEST HITS is a funky fourteen track sampler of exquisitely crafted, socially aware, sophisticated soul that helped define the "me decade".

RATING: FOUR STRING SECTIONS
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Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's legendary Philadelphia International Records label was the most important and influential R&B label of the 1970s and most of the all-time classics featured on this CD remain both fresh and timeless (and still get considerable airplay on oldies stations and radio shows). The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, Patti LaBelle, The 3 Degrees, The Intruders and Billy Paul were all consistent hitmakers whose classic PIR records still sound as great today as they did when originally released. Gamble and Huff's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is well-deserved indeed and this compilation pays a nice tribute to them.
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ALL I CAN SAY IS GREAT.........CLEAR...PRECISE.......EXCELLENT SOUND.....NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD FIND THIS CD OR HAVE THE SOUND THAT I WANT...I TEND TO LIKE MY MUSIC WITH A LITTLE VOLUME...THIS DOES NOT DISSAPPOINT
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