Friday, 15 April 2011

The Intruders - Save The Children (1973)

The Intruders, formed in the early 60's, were the mainstay of Gamble & Huff production team through the latter half of that decade, and it was G&H's success with the band that convinced Columbia Records to front the money for the formation of Philadelphia International in 1971. Less pop than Motown, and less funk/blues than Stax, The Intruders were one of the earliest examples of what would become known as the Philly Sound, with lush orchestrations, upbeat melodies and sweet harmonies. "Save The Children" was released in 1973 on the Gamble label (and later re-released on Philadelphia International). The album's two singles, "I'll Always Love My Mama" and "I Wanna Know Your Name," were both hits, reaching #6 and #9 on the R&B charts. Unfortunately the band faded away somewhat after this album.

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