1. Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff: The Sound of Philadelphia

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    The illustrious songwriting production team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff were the architects of the Philly Sound and the founders of Philadelphia International Records which dominated popular black music in the 1970s and rivaled Motown to become America's second largest black-owned record company.

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    • Nusantara

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      O'Jays - Let Life Flow Written By – J. Whitehead, G. McFadden, V. Carstarphen Arranged By – Jack Faith Producer – John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa. Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, Philadelphia, Pa. ℗ 1976 Philadelphia International

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      • Dusty Springfield - Something for nothing (Ruud's Extended Mix)

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        The song 'Something for nothing' is taken from Dusty Springfields's sixth studio album 'A Brand New Me'. The album was recorded in late 1969 at the Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia and is the only one of Springfield's albums that was ever recorded featuring songs by the same production team for a whole album. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff (who would later found Philadelphia International Records (PIR)), who also wrote many songs on the album, went on to have success with many groups and singers in the '70s, among them Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The O'Jays, MFSB and The Three Degrees. MFSB - the house band of PIR - recorded an instrumental version of 'Something for nothing'. I took both the vocal and the instrumental version and used bits and pieces to create my own extended version of 'Something for nothing'. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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        • MFSB featuring The Three Degrees - The Sound Of Philadelphia (Ruud's Definitive Extended Vocal Mix 2)

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          'TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)' is a 1974 hit recording by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by The Three Degrees. A classic example of the Philadelphia soul genre, it was written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff as the theme for the American musical television program Soul Train. The single was released on the Philadelphia International label, and it is arguably the first disco song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is essentially an instrumental piece, featuring a lush blend of strings and horns in the Philadelphia soul style. Originally there was only one vocal part in the song: The Three Degrees singing the chorus over the fadeout, "Let's get it on/It's time to get down". Later on The Three Degrees recorded a version with some more vocals for their PIR album 'International' (recently released on CD by Big Break Records). Although I posted my extended version a few weeks ago, I felt I needed to add something more. So I did a re-run on both the song and the video (more vocals and 'train sound'). And here it is: Ruud's Definitive Extended Vocal Mix 2. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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          • The Three Degrees - Tenshi-No Sasayaki (Ruud's Extended Japanese Moulton Edit)

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            Back in 1974 The Three Degrees won the 1st price on the Third Annual Tokyo Music Festival with the song 'When will I see you again'. Quite an achievement for Western artists. Because of the success of 'WWISYA' in Japan, they also recorded a Japanese version of the song: 'Tenshi-No Sasayaki'. I combined the original song with parts of the recent released Tom Moulton mix of 'WWISYA' and edited the video a little. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy this Japanese version of 'WWISYA'.

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            • MFSB feat The Three Degrees - The Sound Of Philadelphia (Ruud's Extended Vocal Mix)

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              'TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)' is a 1974 hit recording by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by The Three Degrees. A classic example of the Philadelphia soul genre, it was written by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff as the theme for the American musical television program Soul Train. The single was released on the Philadelphia International label, and it is arguably the first disco song to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song is essentially an instrumental piece, featuring a lush blend of strings and horns in the Philadelphia soul style. Originally there was only one vocal part in the song: The Three Degrees singing the chorus over the fadeout, "Let's get it on/It's time to get down". Later on The Three Degrees recorded a version with some more vocals for their PIR album 'International'. I extended the song and added some more (a capella) vocals. I stayed as close to the original as possible. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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              • The Three Degrees - When will I see you again (Ruud's Extended Mix)

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                In 1973 The Three Degrees (line up: Sheila Ferguson, Fayette Pinkney (R.I.P.) and Valerie Holiday) joined Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff on their label 'Philadelphia International Records'. The first album (recently released on CD by Big Break Records) for the label gave them their first number one hit ever with 'Dirty ol' man' (in Belgium and Holland). A huge top 10 hit with 'Year of decision' and a huge world wide hit (no. 1 in the UK) with 'When will I see you again'. Here's my extended version of WWISYA which I made about 2 years ago (in the accompanying video they sang live, so I had to adjust the tempo of the video to match it with the extended studio recording). No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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                • The Three Degrees - Year of decision (Ruud's Extended Remix)

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                  In 1973 The Three Degrees recorded and released their first album for Philadelphia International Records. The name of the album: simply 'The Three Degrees' (recently released on CD by Big Break Records). Quite a few songs on the album made it very big, including this one: 'Year of decision'. Here's my extended version of that classic song. I also added an extra beat and edited the video. No copyright infringement intended.

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                  • The Three Degrees - What I see (Ruud's Extended Mix)

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                    Before joining Philadelphia International Records, The Three Degrees worked together with Gamble & Huff in the late Sixties for the Philly based Neptune label. They recorded only one song: 'What I see' (written by Gamble, Huff and Bell). Here's my extended version of the song. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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                    • The Three Degrees - Loving cup (Ruud's Extended Mix)

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                      In 1975 The Three Degrees recorded their 2nd album for Philadelphia International Records. The album was released under several names: 'International', 'With love' and 'Take good care of yourself'. The album has recently been released on CD by Big Break Records. Here's my extended version of 'Loving cup', a nice uptempo catchy song. No copyright infringement intended. Enjoy!

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