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for me 2 of the greatest are...

GAMBLE AND HUFF! so many great soul tracks that these guys have wrote and produced. whistling.gif:lol::yes:

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for me 2 of the greatest are...

GAMBLE AND HUFF! so many great soul tracks that these guys have wrote and produced. whistling.gif:lol::yes:

HI and Brill :yes: Both white guys???Thanks ATB Steve

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Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff

Cheers Frank...they have fantastic tans :lol: Just trying to promote the thread whistling.gif Who paid for the brilliant endeavours they contributed?? :yes: ATB Steve

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Andrew 'Mike' Terry, for me
HI Simon a few on here might want an explanation for your choice or maybe not whistling.gif:lol: ATB Thanks for a Friday night contribution... :yes: You must be off to a 'niter :yes: Steve

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Of our tunes(still before the watershed)........Sherry to follow unsure.gif:lol: The team at KAPP records take some beating IMO.....ATB Steve

I think Miles Grayson, who produced I aint got time....Love in my heart on OM Records by The Oracles. After speaking to him he did'nt remember producing the record, as he was producing 6 to 10 records a day. Photo above.

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Being a softie for southern soul - Rick Hall / Dan Spence / Spooner Oldham / along with Wexler / Quin Ivy / Buddy Killen .

For a truly stunning and evocative account of these days plus masses of soul info - an essential read is ' Say It One More Time For The Broken Hearted ' by Barney Hoskyns . You'll read it in one sitting I guarentee!

ATB

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http://dogbert.abebooks.com/servlet/Search...0&tn=broken&x=0

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it's a no contest Detroit's "Pied Piper" team did the finest soul productions can't think of anyone to touch them.

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Being a bit of a thicko myself, can you tell me a little more about the Pied Piper Team?

Thanks Col.

Pied Piper Productions/GWP was made up of Joe E.Hunter (musical director), producers Jack Ashford and Lorraine Chandler (also known as the writer E. Lewis) and arranger Andrew (Mike) Terry who needs no introduction for most of us.

A good starting point, listen to the Hesitations LP Soul Superman and everything will become clear Col :lol:

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I think Miles Grayson, who produced I aint got time....Love in my heart on OM Records by The Oracles. After speaking to him he did'nt remember producing the record, as he was producing 6 to 10 records a day. Photo above.

Here's another picture of Miles Grayson in the centr. post-4107-1138453888_thumb.jpg

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Pied Piper Productions/GWP was made up of Joe E.Hunter (musical director), producers Jack Ashford and Lorraine Chandler (also known as the writer E. Lewis) and arranger Andrew (Mike) Terry who needs no introduction for most of us.

A good starting point, listen to the Hesitations LP Soul Superman and everything will become clear Col :lol:

Many thanks.

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Pied Piper Productions/GWP was made up of Joe E.Hunter (musical director), producers Jack Ashford and Lorraine Chandler (also known as the writer E. Lewis) and arranger Andrew (Mike) Terry who needs no introduction for most of us.

A good starting point, listen to the Hesitations LP Soul Superman and everything will become clear Col :lol:

Hi Chalky, another guy worthy of mention H.B.Barnum..he arranged for.......Etta James,Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves,Lamont Dozier,Nancy Wilson amongst many others.......Oh and FRANK sinatra too :P:P Stevie

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Hi Chalky, another guy worthy of mention H.B.Barnum..he arranged for.......Etta James,Gladys Knight, Martha Reeves,Lamont Dozier,Nancy Wilson amongst many others.......Oh and FRANK sinatra too :lol::P Stevie

Good choice Stevie. I've some photos of him from Yarmouth late 80's early 90's somewhere, will find them and scan one or two tomorrow.

Think this is him 1990 @ Yarmouth. Some more somewhere but this only one on the PC...

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Gooi choice Stevie. I've some photos of him from Yarmouth late 80's early 90's somewhere, will find them and scan one or two tomorrow.

Hi Chalky,look forward to looking at them.Got quite a few smaller label singles with H.B.Barnum on the credits.ATb Stevie

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It should be noted that producers Gamble and Huff owe a huge debt to arrangers such as Bobby Martin & Tommy Bell ..plus all the musicians (Baker, Harris, Young etc) and engineers (Joe Tarsia etc)

Many other Philly area tracks would have been nothing without the skills of arrangers such as Jimmy Wisner and Joe Renzetti.

Most productions were big team efforts.

Paul Mooney

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One of the best Harthon productions IMO..... :thumbsup:

Harthon relied heavily on the arrangements of Luther Randolph and (sometimes) Tommy Bell.

Paul Mooney

Clive Davis

Clive Davis? ...some mistake, surely???

Paul Mooney

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Arrangers...

Mike Terry, Tommy Bell, Bobby Martin, Luther Randolph, Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti, James Carmichael, Sonny Sanders, Tom Tom Washington, Gene Page, Van McCoy, Richard Tee, Horace Ott, Bert Keyes, Robert Banks, Paul Griffin, Tony Camillo, Ed Bland, Paul Riser, Dale Warren,

Paul Mooney

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Arrangers...

Mike Terry, Tommy Bell, Bobby Martin, Luther Randolph, Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti, James Carmichael, Sonny Sanders, Tom Tom Washington, Gene Page, Van McCoy, Richard Tee, Horace Ott, Bert Keyes, Robert Banks, Paul Griffin, Tony Camillo, Ed Bland, Paul Riser, Dale Warren,

Paul Mooney

Many thanks for your input Paul I posted this thread .hoping to expand my meagre knowledge and its been expanded.....ATB Stevie

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Arrangers...

Mike Terry, Tommy Bell, Bobby Martin, Luther Randolph, Jimmy Wisner, Joe Renzetti, James Carmichael, Sonny Sanders, Tom Tom Washington, Gene Page, Van McCoy, Richard Tee, Horace Ott, Bert Keyes, Robert Banks, Paul Griffin, Tony Camillo, Ed Bland, Paul Riser, Dale Warren,

Paul Mooney

And Dexter Wansell surely?

Ditto for your earlier G+H post

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