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Leon Huff

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Archie Bell, Houston's Multi-Hit Wonder

    Sixty-eight must be a pretty significant number to Archie Bell these days. Not only was 1968 the year that "Tighten Up" -- his million-selling single with Archie Bell and the Drells -- was released, but the man himself turns 68 years old tomorrow. A seminal piece of endlessly danceable proto-funk, ... More >>

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    May 14, 2012

    RIP Donald "Duck" Dunn: 5 Other Great Label Bassists

    See Also: "Support Staff: 10 of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands" Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Memphis soul band Booker T & the MGs - the house band at seminal '60s Stax Records - passed away in his sleep early Sunday morning, according to his friend and longtime bandmate Steve Cropper. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    Archie Bell Sues Legendary "Philly Soul" Duo Gamble & Huff

    Marc BrubakerArchie Bell at the Continental Club, September 3​In certainly one of the more interesting local items to come in over courthouse.com, a Web site that reports on notable, unusual or legally significant filings in the federal courts, Houston songwriter and performer Archie Bell has ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    March 2, 2009

    Eyeballin': Love Train - The Sound of Philadelphia Live in Concert

    While the catalogues of Motown and Stax get all the attention, the "Philadelphia sound" of the '70s - headquartered at Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records - if often overlooked, and that's a pity. This concert, filmed last year for a PBS fundraiser and in conjunction ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Thom Bell and the Sound of Brotherly Love

    While the ubiquitous songs of Detroit's Motown get anthologized and commercialized ad infinitum, and the critics salivate over the gritty southern soul of Memphis' Stax, the third great movement/label of '60s and '70s soul has always gotten short shrift. Until now, that is, with the release of the b ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2007

    Frank McComb at the Breakfast Klub

    Funky soul jazz comes to Midtown

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Superflies

    R&B royalty roll out for Budweiser Superfest

  • Music

    June 26, 1997
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