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Pioneers Of The 'Philly Sound' To Appear On 'The Today Show' Thursday April 5

April 4th, 2007 5:30pm EDT
Gamble and HuffLegends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, world renowned songwriting team and music producers who collectively have hundreds of gold and platinum recordings for such hits as "For the Love of Money" and "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now," the architects of "The Sound of Philadelphia"", will be featured on NBC's The Today Show on Thursday, April 5 at 8:30 AM (EST).

The interview was taped at Gamble and Huff's famed Philadelphia-based studio, the home to Philadelphia International Records where the sounds of such artists, Patti LaBelle, The O'Jays, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls and Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, were born. The music of Gamble and Huff is featured in Lionsgate's recent release Pride, whose soundtrack includes a number of Gamble & Huff classics. The Gamble and Huff songs on the Pride soundtrack include The O'Jays' "Back Stabbers," "I Love Music," and "Love Train" as well as the Philadelphia International All-Stars' "Let's Clean Up The Ghetto."

"We are very happy that The Today Show, one of the nation's most watched television programs is featuring us during a very special time – the celebration of 45 years of songwriting as a team and songs that changed the world," said Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in a joint statement.

"The Gamble and Huff legacy is stronger than ever, and we are very pleased that the producers at The Today Show were so moved by their experience at the home of Philadelphia International Records, they saw fit to showcase us to millions," said Chuck Gamble, Executive Vice President, Philadelphia International Records.

The Sound of Philadelphia catalog of songs are consistently featured on television in both serials and commercials, most recently with "For the Love of Money" in Donald Trump's The Apprentice and the long-running Coors Light commercial featuring "Love Train." Additionally, Gamble & Huff recordings are regularly performed on American Idol.

Known for creating the lush arrangement of the R&B and dance sound of "The Sound Of Philadelphia," producers and songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff have published more than 3,000 songs reportedly played every 13.5 minutes around the world. Gamble and Huff's renowned Philadelphia International Records label and studio saturated the '70s with a remarkable and unparalleled catalog of music. Collectively, the duo has sold more than 175 gold and platinum records with such hits including "Bad Luck," "You'll Never Find a Love Like Mine" and "Wake Up Everybody." Their instantly recognizable tunes and influential lyrics are heard on the venerated "Soul Train" theme song, the ever-popular "Love Train," and the timeless "For The Love Of Money." The duo's brilliant musical collaborations and extensive catalog have earned them a host of accolades, including The Recording Academy Trustees Award, as well as induction into each of the Songwriters, R&B and Dance Music Halls of Fame. With countless classics, incredible influence and a continuing legacy, Gamble and Huff's mark on the world of music is indelible.