Sony Secures Global Rights to Entire Philadelphia International Records Catalogue

gamble and huff

Gamble and Huff.

It’s about to get a whole lot more soulful up in here.

Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has secured global rights to the entire catalogue of Philadelphia International Records (PIR), the recording company started by The Sound of Philadelphia (TSOP) pioneers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971.

This means that, staring in April of this year, SME will begin rolling out a series of albums from the PIR catalog, including a 20-CD Philadelphia International Records box set containing greatest hits compilations by everyone from The Jacksons and Teddy Pendergrass to The Three Degrees and Miss Patti Labelle.

Groove to some TSOP tracks in the playlist below.

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