Philadelphia International Records

  1. Urban Radio Legend Joe 'Butterball' Tamburro Dies

    July 27, 2012 7:15 PM EDT The urban music industry and R&B fans alike are mourning the death of Joe "Butterball" Tamburro. The longtime WDAS Philadelphia radio personality and program director died on July 27 at the age of 70. An Italian-American from South P ...

  2. Kenny Gamble Remembers Don Cornelius, Origins of 'Soul Train' Theme

    February 01, 2012 6:06 PM EST Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff are "honored" to have written and produced "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" -- aka the theme to "Soul Train," which has been playing throughout the world in the wake of host Don Cornelius& ...

  3. Gamble & Huff Sign With William Morris Endeavor

    March 03, 2011 8:00 AM EST Soul music production legends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff have signed with William Morris Endeavor (WME) in all areas. The pair, who have never before been represented by a talent agency, have written and produced more than 3,500 songs in the las ...

  4. Bernie Wilson of Harold Melvin & Blue Notes Dies

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Bernie Wilson, baritone member of the rhythm and blues group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes that produced the 1972 hit "If You Don't Know Me by Now," has died. Wilson, 64, died early Sunday at Kresson View Center in Voorhees, N. ...

  5. Randy Cain, Founding Member Of Delfonics, Dead

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Randy Cain, a founding member of the soul group the Delfonics, which had such hits as "La La Means I Love You," has died. He was 63. Cain's death Thursday at his home in Maple Shade, N.J., was confirmed by investigator Rob O'Ne ...

  6. Gamble & Huff Tapped As BMI Icons

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriting and production team Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff has been named BMI Icons for the organization's 57th annual pop awards. The ceremony is slated for May 19 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. Pioneers of the Phi ...

  7. R&B Briefs: NAACP, 'Love Train,' India.Arie

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST - The NAACP kicks off its year-long centennial celebration with the 40th annual "NAACP Image Awards," which will be televised live from Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium Feb. 12 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) on Fox. Nominations will be announce ...

  8. R&B Songwriting Duo Gamble & Huff Saluted

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Legendary songwriter/producer Kenny Gamble says "we are halfway there" to raising the $100 million needed to move forward on his plans to establish a national center for R&B in Philadelphia. "Not only will this center give us a ...

  9. Gene McFadden Dies From Cancer

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Died Jan. 27 at his Philadelphia home. Gene McFadden, one-half of the legendary R&B duo McFadden & Whitehead, died Jan. 27 at his Philadelphia home. The 56-year-old suffered from liver and lung cancer. McFadden & Whitehead is best know ...

  10. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...

  11. O'Jays Lose Bid To Suppress Album

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three decades after they sang that money was "the root of all evil," the O'Jays lost a bid to block their former record label from cashing in on songs they recorded but didn't think were good enough t Three decades after they s ...