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Larry Battsons Wild World Welcomes Leon Huff

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Join Larry and Dr. Henry Day as they welcome Leon Huff. Mr. Huff is the creator of the "Philly soul sound." He is also a member of the Rock-n-Roll Hall of fame.

From Mr. Huffs Website: "Through the 1970's, the Gamble-Huff collaboration provided major hits for other artists, including Lou Rawls, the Three Degrees, Shirley Jones and the Jones Girls, Thelma Houston, the Dramatics, Third World and the Soul Train Gang.  In 1976, Gamble and Huff produced and co-wrote songs for the Jacksons' first two post-Motown albums.  During those recording sessions, Michael Jackson paid close attention to the production and songwriting techniques of Gamble and Huff, and learned from those observations to create his own mega-platinum recording career.  "There was a message in their music that raised a social consciousness and political awareness without offending," wrote Michael Jackson in liner notes for PIR's three-CD box set.  "Theirs is a gift of genius and I love them."

Read more about Mr. Huffs extraordinary career in the music industry by visiting his website: http://www.gamble-huffmusic.com/home2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=70&Itemid=100