World Class Legends - Philadelphia Natives
Musical & Cultural History – “Recognizing Excellence” this project is
designed to recognize the outstanding creative, educational, cultural, and
business contributions made by these unique and talented native
Philadelphians. These heroes have helped
to open doors to greater creative opportunities for future generations, while
helping to relieve cultural injustice and racial tension through the messages
in their music. Not only did they open the windows of our minds, they equally
touched our hearts and collectively unified a generation with love.
The international female group "Labelle". They have maintain successful solo careers. Yet they still make special appearances as
a full entertaining group. These ladies took their sound of Philly to the European market and was welcomed with open arms.
The international female group "The Three Degrees. The longest running female group in the world and still going strong with legendary music from Philadelphia
International Records. These ladies opened the Asian music market to the Philly Sound. "When Will I See You Again" a global hit.
The Intruders - the group which helped to start it all in the early 1960's. The foundation of the Philly Sound began to take form when Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff join forces together writing songs and producing music. Their style took shape and became a recognizable sound signature which established itself with global potential.
Cowboys & Girls,
Dee Dee Sharp made her grand entrance in the entertainment & cultural arts as a young girl writing and arranging background vocals for Clara Ward's gospel group. As her success grew she was notice by Cameo Records where she recorded "Mash Potatoe Time" a national hit.