Monday, June 26, 2006

Philly Airport Celebrates The Sound Of Philly

Question - Which is the most soulful airport in the USA? Answer Philadelphia, Why - because the airport has organised an exhibition in honour of the Philadelphia International label and especially the founders Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff on the 35th anniversary of their label's place in the record business.

The exhibition was opened by Kenny Gamble last week and covers the making of the music which put the city on the musical map with the likes of the O'Jays, Harold Melvin& The Bluenotes, Billy Paul and many more.

My friend Weldon McDougal 111 attended the opening and is honoured with a part of the exhibition dedicated to his role in the city's musical heritage. Weldon kindly sent me some photos to share on the blog.

Kenny Gamble At Opening Of Exhibtion
Philly International Exhibit 1
Weldon McDougal 111 Exhibit
Bunny Sigler
So if you are passing through the airport then drop in. I must admit I always enjoyed the vibe at Philly airport when they had the old food hall with live jazz bands.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way you british fellas are so into Soul music! :)

    Congrats on this wonderful blog.