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The HistoryMakers Video Oral History With Leon Huff

Hickey, Matthew; HistoryMakers (Video Oral History Collection)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
R&B record company producer Leon Huff was born in Camden, New Jersey on April 8, 1942. Huff was first exposed to music through his mother. Huff began playing the piano at the age of five and received basic lessons from his mother as well as formal teaching at school and private lessons. In 1966, Gamble and Huff formed Excel Records. In 1967, they produced the Soul Survivors' hit single, "Expressway to Your Heart." In 1971, Gamble and Huff formed Philadelphia International Records and went on to produce #1 R&B hits such as The O' Jays' "Love Train," Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now," Lou Rawls' "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," and "TSOP," which became the theme song for to the TV show Soul Train. Gamble and Huff were inducted into the National Academy of Songwriters' Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Performers
Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Release Date
2016
Run Time
192 min.
Language
English
Variant Title
History Makers video oral history with Leon Huff
Leon Huff
Credits
Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Published
Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Recording Info
Recorded Morristown, New Jersey 2013 March 26.
Description
1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 11 min., 47 sec.)) : sound, color
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