Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Black Music Month - Gamble and Huff

As of May 31st, 2002, President Bush has proclaimed the month of June to be Black Music Month. Recognition of this critical part of American heritage will be highlighted all month long with various events urging citizens to revel in the many forms of music from gospel to hip-hop.

African-American musicians, singers, and composers have contributed an immense amount to our nation's history. It should be acknowledged and celebrated. Take part in this celebration and learn something new! Today, we celebrate Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff!

Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff have been writing music together for more than 30 years. They have written more than 3000 songs, including R and B #1 hits, Pop #1 hits, gold and platinum records, Grammy winners and BMI songwriter's awards. They have written music for a who's who of the Music industry, including Billy Paul, Harold Melvin and Blue Notes, Jean Carn, Jerry Butler, Lou Rawls, McFadden and Whitehead, Patti Labelle, Phyllis Hyman, Silk, Stylistics,Teddy Pendergrass, The Dells, The Jones Girls, The O'Jays and Various Gospel Choirs. Their song list is like a list of your favorites; they include Wake Up Everybody(Harold Melvin and Blue Notes),Don't Let It Go To Your Head(Jean Carn), You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Lou Rawls),If Only You Knew(Patti Labelle),Living All Alone(Phyllis Hyman), Hurry Up This Way Again (Stylistics), Turn Off The Lights(Teddy Pendergrass) AND MANY MORE!!These song writers have contributed and shaped a whole era of music and the music they created is still shaping the music we hear today. They are still very active in the music community and were one of the main forces driving the creation of Black Music Month.

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