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Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson’s “For the Love of Money” to Join 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame

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  • November 18, 2015
    Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff and Anthony Jackson’s “For the Love of Money” to Join 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame

     

    The Recording Academy today announced that the O’Jays’ “For the Love of Money”—written by Warner/Chappell songwriters Kenny GambleLeon Huff and Anthony Jackson—is among 26 recordings that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. This marks the second induction of a song from Gamble & Huff, following the duo’s “Love Train,” also performed by The O’Jays.

    In announcing the Grammy Hall of Fame’s latest additions, The Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said, “Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations.”

    The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

    In other recent news, Gamble & Huff had a pair of No. 1 disco classics—“Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston, and the aforementioned “Love Train”—prominently featured in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster smash The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

    Warner/Chappell Music is proud to represent the Gamble & Huff catalog—along with writing partner Thom Bell—for the past 25 years. The iconic collection includes hit songs and standards such as: “Me and Mrs Jones”, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, “Only the Strong Survive”, “TSOP Theme from Soul Train”, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”, “Enjoy Yourself”, “You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine”, “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”, “Rubberband Man”, “You Make me Feel Brand New”, “La-La Means I Love You”, “The Love I Lost”, “I Love Music”, “If Only You Knew”, “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, “Expressway to Your Heart” and hundreds more.

    Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International Records became the birthplace, incubator and launching pad for the Philly Soul sound, a unique blend of R&B rhythms, sweet soul vocals, deep funk grooves, pulsing horn charts and lush string arrangements with melodic structures, combining elements of pop, jazz and world music. With a stable core of artists led by The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB and the Three Degrees, Gamble & Huff co-founded Philadelphia International Records and began creating monster hits from nearly the first day of its inception in 1971. They continued to record, collaborate and produce major hits with a wide array of stars from the pop, rock, soul and jazz universes, including Michael Jackson and the Jacksons, Elton John, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the Spinners, the Stylistics, the Delfonics, Dusty Springfield, Jerry Butler, Wilson Pickett, LaBelle, Archie Bell & the Drells, the Soul Survivors, Laura Nyro, the Trammps, McFadden & Whitehead, Phyllis Hyman, the Dells and many more.

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on November 18, 2015 - 10:46am

 

The Recording Academy today announced that the O’Jays’ “For the Love of Money”—written by Warner/Chappell songwriters Kenny GambleLeon Huff and Anthony Jackson—is among 26 recordings that will be inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2016. This marks the second induction of a song from Gamble & Huff, following the duo’s “Love Train,” also performed by The O’Jays.

In announcing the Grammy Hall of Fame’s latest additions, The Recording Academy president/CEO Neil Portnow said, “Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations.”

The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.

In other recent news, Gamble & Huff had a pair of No. 1 disco classics—“Don’t Leave Me This Way” by Thelma Houston, and the aforementioned “Love Train”—prominently featured in Ridley Scott’s blockbuster smash The Martian, starring Matt Damon.

Warner/Chappell Music is proud to represent the Gamble & Huff catalog—along with writing partner Thom Bell—for the past 25 years. The iconic collection includes hit songs and standards such as: “Me and Mrs Jones”, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”, “Only the Strong Survive”, “TSOP Theme from Soul Train”, “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me”, “Enjoy Yourself”, “You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine”, “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”, “Rubberband Man”, “You Make me Feel Brand New”, “La-La Means I Love You”, “The Love I Lost”, “I Love Music”, “If Only You Knew”, “You Make Me Feel Brand New”, “Expressway to Your Heart” and hundreds more.

Gamble & Huff’s Philadelphia International Records became the birthplace, incubator and launching pad for the Philly Soul sound, a unique blend of R&B rhythms, sweet soul vocals, deep funk grooves, pulsing horn charts and lush string arrangements with melodic structures, combining elements of pop, jazz and world music. With a stable core of artists led by The O'Jays, Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, Billy Paul, MFSB and the Three Degrees, Gamble & Huff co-founded Philadelphia International Records and began creating monster hits from nearly the first day of its inception in 1971. They continued to record, collaborate and produce major hits with a wide array of stars from the pop, rock, soul and jazz universes, including Michael Jackson and the Jacksons, Elton John, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Patti LaBelle, the Spinners, the Stylistics, the Delfonics, Dusty Springfield, Jerry Butler, Wilson Pickett, LaBelle, Archie Bell & the Drells, the Soul Survivors, Laura Nyro, the Trammps, McFadden & Whitehead, Phyllis Hyman, the Dells and many more.