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Kenneth Gamble

voc, *1943 US, Philadelphia
Singer / Songwriter of R&B/Soul

Born August 11, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Sometimes called Kenny Gamble. Pioneering American songwriter, producer and humanitarian. Formed R&B label Philadelphia International Records (PIR) with Leon Huff in 1971 and created the "Philly Sound". PIR's stable included The O'Jays, Billy Paul, Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes, The Three Degrees, The Jones Girls and PIR's house band MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) to name a few. Formed Mighty Three Publishing with Huff and fellow PIR songwriter Thom Bell. Renowned for his humanitarian works for both civic and charitable causes which continue today, notably the "Clean Up The Ghetto" project. Involved in (and fined for) a payola scandal at PIR in 1975. Continues to write music with Leon Huff. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (Non-Performer).

        
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Pop
  • Spoken Word
  • Rock
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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
(I'll Work) Eight Days A Week / Hard To Find The Right GirlKenneth Gamble & The Romeos1967Single
Chains of Love / (I'll Just) Keep On Smilin'Kenneth Gamble1966Single
The Jokes On You / Don't Stop Loving MeKenneth Gamble1966Single
Down By The SeashoreKenneth Gamble And The Floaters1965Single
Ain't It BabyKenneth Gamble & The Romeos1965Single
You Don’t Know What You Got Until You Lose ItKenneth Gamble1964Single
Standing In The ShadowsKenneth Gamble1963Single
You Don't Know What You Got / No Mail On MondayKenneth GambleCompil.
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