As you may have read in the forums Weldon Arthur McDougal III recently passed away on the 22nd October.2010
A West Philadelphia native Weldon Arthur McDougal III is rightly credited as a major contributor to the "Sound of Philadelphia". During four decades he has been involved in many ways, as a song writer, artist, group leader, independant producer and of course as a founder member and co-owner of Harthon/Dynodynamics record labels,
While its hard to actually track down all his soul music related work due to the sheer amount, his involvment with Motown is also credited as a major part of his contribution (see links below for just two of the major artists he was involved with.) along with his contributions to the Philly Sound.
As the forum thread has many great posts from members such as Dave Moores the aim of this short article is to just act as a news header
The original forum thread has been attached to this news article
Links below are just a small sample of the Weldon McDougal info on line, google will take you further, radio interviews, articles, books, dvds, recent cd releases and more
Weldon McDougal - You Know I Know
a 2007 single
An Interview with Weldon McDougal III on his Jackson 5 motown involvement
How It All Started...
An Interview with Weldon McDougal III on Marvin Gaye (Video Interview)