Monday, December 17, 2012

The Ambassadors: Soul Summit

"The Ambassadors were a signature soul outfit of late-'60s Philly. The group featured The Sound of Philadelphia co-founder and pianist Leon Huff (of trailblazing production/writing team Gamble & Huff) and drummer Earl Young. Huff also enlisted Herley Johnson Jr., Orlando Oliphant and Robert Todd, whom he'd played with since 1962. The coterie performed at the legendary Nixon Theatre in Philly and issued a bevy of 45s for Atlantic Records. Soon after, The Ambassadors released their highly collectable Soul Summit LP for Arctic Records" (Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin, "Dog Ears Music," Huffington Post, 11/9/12).

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