TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (Theme From The Television Show Soul Train)

TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (Theme From The Television Show Soul Train)

 · MFSB: "The Sound Of Philadelphia" (TSOP)/Theme From Soul Train. “ The Sound Of Philadelphia ” by MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) featuring vocals by the group The Three Degrees was written by Philly Soul legends Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff as the theme song for the television show Soul Train. The song reached #1 on both the Billboard Hot and the R&B chart in Estimated Reading Time: 30 secs.

In spring , “TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)” became a hit song for Philadelphia International Records, the local record label renowned for its “Philly Soul” sound of the s. Written by Philadelphia International’s owners and chief songwriter/producers, Kenny Gamble (b. ) and Leon Huff (b. ), and recorded in late by MFSB with the Three Degrees, “TSOP” came to be regarded as a .

Soul Train producer Don Cornelius was looking for a new theme for his syndicated TV dance show. With sponsorship from hair products manufacturer Soft Sheen, former part-time WVON DJ/insurance salesman Cornelius had recently moved his dance show from its Chicago base where it premiered on WCIU-TV in August to a Los Angeles soundstage.

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"TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" is a hit recording by MFSB featuring vocals by The Three Degrees. A classic example of the Philadelphia soul genre, it was written by Gamble and Huff as the theme for the American musical television program Soul Train, which specialized in African American musical performers. The single was released on the Philadelphia International Records label.

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