Tony Cummings, Black Music, August 1974
MFSB GREW as the Philly soul scene grew. As, in the sixties, recording activity escalated in the city, a hard core of musicians, some black and some white, became the regulars on almost every soul disc emanating from the city. The rhythm section was drawn from the pool of Leon Huff on piano, Vince Montana or Lenny Pakula on vibes, guitarists Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli and Ron Kersey, bassist Ronnie Baker, drummer Earl Young and percussionist Larry Washington. Other guys would drift in from time to time but you couldn't find a record on Artie or Gamble or Phil L.A. of Soul or eventually Philadelphia International which didn't have some of those guys laying down funky, though subtle, rhythm tracks.
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