Who Do You Love

Sometimes that early-60s girl group sound hits all the right spots. The Sapphires found success with their second single, “Who Do You Love,” in 1964. It’s heartbreak over a Latin groove; the words say cry, but the beat says dance. The singers in the Sapphires didn’t have much success as the 60s moved away from the girl-group craze, but many of their associates did–including Kenny Gamble, who put together the vocal harmonies for the first Sapphires album, and both Leon Huff and Thom Bell, who played keyboards on it. Gamble and Huff would later hook up and revolutionize the Philadelphia soul sound as a production duo.  Thom Bell followed a similar path, finding success as a singer in the Delfonics and producing for Harold Melvin, Billy Paul, and others.

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  1. Margaret Bruzelius

     /  May 29, 2013

    I love the sound of the needle on the groove at the end

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