Gamble & Huff: selected hit songs written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, 1966-1971

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Gamble & Huff 1Songbook’s Gamble & Huff pages:

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All songs featured on this page were written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff except “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, ” which was written by Gamble, Huff, and Jerry Ross.

1966

I’m Gonna Make You Love Me (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, Jerry Ross)

A Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations recording of I’m Gonna Make You Love Me, drawn from their joint 1968 album, was issued as the Motown Records single M 1137 on 21 November 1968. It became a big hit, peaking at #2 for two weeks in December that year.  The song had been introduced by Dee Dee Warwick in 1966, and then covered by Jerry Butler, Madeline Bell, Jay & the Techniques, and Dusty Springfield before the Supremes/Temptations Motown recording.

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Dee Dee Warwick with back vocals by Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson — single Mercury 72638, b/w “Yours Until Tomorrow” (Goffin & King), issued in November 1966 — produced by Jerry Ross, featuring an arrangement by Jimmy Wisner

US singles chart success: #13 R&B, #88 Hot 100 in December 1966

Madeline Bell — Originally released in November 1967 on her album Bell’s A Poppin’ — Single Philips 40517, b/w “Picture Me Gone” (Taylor, Gorgoni), issued in January 1968 — US singles chart success: #26 Hot 100, #32 R&B in April 1968

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Beat Club promo video

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1967 Together (Gamble-Huff) Intruders, G-205-f42

Together (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)

The Intruders — issued in April 1967 on the single Gamble Records G-205, b/w “Up and Down the Ladder” (Gamble, Huff) — “Together” became the first top ten Billboard R&B single for the Intruders (#9), and reached #48 on the Hot 100 pop singles chart.

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Gladys Knight & the Pips — from the 1968 LP Silk N’ Soul, Soul ‎SS-711, Soul ‎SS711

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Sunny & the Sunliners — from side one of their 1968 LP Little Brown Eyed Soul, Key-loc ‎KL-3005

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The Jaggerz — from the 1969 album Introducing the Jaggerz, Gamble ‎SG 5006, Gamble ‎LP 5006; also issued in December 1969 on the single Gamble G238, as the B-side of “Let Me Be Your Man”

The Jaggerz are best known for their big 1970 hit “The Rapper.”

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Tierra — issued in November 1980 on Boardwalk WS8 5702, b/w “Zoot Suit Boogie/In the Mood Theme” — reached #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in early 1981

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Tony Strong & the Philly All Stars — from their 2013 tribute album Perform the Hits of the Intruders

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1967 Expressway to Your Heart (Gamble-Huff), Soul Survivors (CR-1010)-d50Leon Huff and Kenny Gamble with gold record for Expressway To Your Heart

1967

Expressway to Your Heart (Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff)

The Soul Survivors — issued in July 1967 on Crimson Records CR-1010, b/w “Hey Gyp” (Donovan)

Wikipedia says:

Expressway to Your Heart was a #1 hit regionally in Philadelphia and New York in the fall of 1967, and the tune reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 nationally. “Expressway to Your Heart” spent 15 weeks in the charts and sold over one million copies.[1]

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(below) An extended version, perhaps from the album When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes (Mono 1967, Stereo 1968)

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1968 Intruders, Cowboys to Girls LP1968 Intruders, Cowboys to Girls LP (back)

1968 Cowboys to Girls, Intruders (G-214) red 1968 Cowboys to Girls, Intruders (G-214) black-f50

1968

Cowboys to Girls (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)

The Intruders —  Gamble Records single G-214, issued in March 1968, b/w “Turn the Hands of Time.” The recording features an arrangement by Bobby Martin. It became the best selling single by the group, their lone #1 Billboard R&B hit (one week, 11 May 1968), and their only crossover hit to break the top twenty (#6) of the Hot 100 pop chart.

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1971

I Bet He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) (Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff)

The Intruders — Gamble Records single G 4016, issued in September 1971, b/w Do You Remember Yesterday (Linda Creed, K. Gamble, Thom Bell); produced by Gamble & Huff, featuring an arrangement by Bobby Martin; #20 R&B, the 18th top 40 hit by the group since 1966.

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(below) Soul Train (TV series) — Season 1, Episode 7, aired: 13 November 1971

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