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Leon Huff

ep, *1943 US
Singer / Songwriter of R&B/Soul
A.k.a. Leon A. Huff

Born 8 April 1942 in Camden, New Jersey, USA Pioneering songwriter, producer and keyboardist who, along with Kenneth Gamble, formed R&B label Philadelphia International Records (PIR) in 1971 and created the "Philly Sound" characterized by artists such as 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. Along with Gamble and legendary songwriter Thom Bell from the PIR stable formed Mighty Three Publishing. Released a solo album "Here To Create Music" in 1980. Continues to write music with Kenneth Gamble. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 (Non-Performer).

        
Instruments
  • Electric piano
  • Keyboards
  • Strings
Genres
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Rock
Popular Tracks   
I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
If You Don't Know Me By Now - Dave Matthias on On The Phone by Various Artists
Tight Money on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
No Greater Love on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
Your Body Won't Move, If You Can't Feel The Groove on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
Tasty on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
Low Down, Hard Time Blues on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
This One's For Us on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
Latin Spirit on Here To Create Music by Leon Huff
The Slide on Yo Philadelphia- Look What I Found by Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin'Leon Huff1999Album
The Harris Machine / Here To Create MusicNorman Harris / Leon Huff1999Compil.
Run Jesse RunLou Rawls, Rev. James Cleveland, Phyllis Hyman, Rev. James Cleveland Choir, Leon Huff1988Album
Four Sensational Black HitsBrick, Manhattans, The Isley Brothers, Leon Huff1980Single
Tight MoneyLeon Huff1980Single
Here To Create MusicLeon Huff1980Album
I Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin' / No Greater LoveLeon Huff1980Album
Soul CityPervis Herder And Leon Huff1963Single
Theme From Lord Of The Flies / Fun-Key-AnoLeon HuffSingle
Let's Clean Up The Ghetto / I Ain't Jivin' - I'm Jammin'Philadelphia International All Stars / Leon HuffAlbum
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