Inside The Iconic Philadelphia International Records With Ed Gordon


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This week, podcast host Ed Gordon continues his look back at the first season One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast, reflecting on all the guests and stories featured in the last year.

The second part of the first season recap examines the musical guests brought onto the show. One of those guests, is living legend Kenneth Gamble, one half of the iconic duo Gamble & Huff, who founded Philadelphia International Records. Gamble along with Leon Huff, founded the label in the early 1970s and the two would become considers two of the most prolific songwriters in American history.

"We're really lucky to have our music played on radio," Gamble shared. "And many young people say, 'Oh my mother and father used to play that song around the house ... and so we've been able to go through generations and that's a blessing within itself" he added.

Gamble & Huff are responsible for timeless classics like "Me & Mrs. Jones," Patti LaBelle's "If Only You Knew," "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, and a legendary catalogue of more than 3,000 songs.

This week episode also gives listeners a peek into the super producers, Jam & Lewis, actor Larenz Tate, comedian George Wallace, and more.

Check out the episode here for more insight on last season and be sure to catch up with latest episodes of One Hundred: The Ed Gordon Podcast for more celebrity interviews.

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