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Philadelphia International Records - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (119 words)
Philadelphia International Records is a record label founded by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971.
Famous for showcasing the subgenre of Philadelphia soul, They had a distribution deal with CBS Records until 1984, since then they are distributed by EMI Records.
In 1974, they formed a subsidiary TSOP Records featuring Dee Dee Sharpe, The Intruders and Archie Bell and the Drells.
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ust like Chess Records had passed its crown to Motown ten years earlier, in the early Seventies it was time for Motown to surrender its star to the Philadelphia International label.
Stax Records had never properly recovered after the death of Otis Redding, so it too was out of the running.
The Blue Notes and the O'Jays had both enjoyed years of modest success before their affiliation with Philadelphia International, but their signing with Gamble and Huff caused them to be among the hottest acts in the country.
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