The Philly Issue, commemorates some of the most influential and industrious musicians from the City of Brotherly Love. Features include Gamble and Huff, Teddy Pendergrass, and the Stylistics, among many others from the soul, jazz, and hip-hop communities that have long flourished in this cultural mecca. -Waxpoetics
Gamble and Huff
"We put in a lot of hours. We completely forgot about the outside world when we came into this building, and that studio. Today, if you really want to be great at what you do, you've got to put everything into perspective."
Pendergrass signed with Philly International as a solo artist in 1976, and what followed was the start of one of the most successful careers"commercially and creatively"in R&B history.
The tributaries of R&B overflow with sweet tenor/falsetto soul singers, but none has a sound more dreamy than Russell Thompkins Jr., the voice of the Stylistics.