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The arrangements are complex but deeply funky,
perfectly suited to Paul’s sage-like vocals.”
– Jason Ankeny of Allmusic.com
Billy Paul under the guiance of Philadelphia International masterminds Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, produced this week’s Top Tune on the 1971 progressive soul masterpiece, Going East. Best known for his hit “Me and Mrs. Jones”, Billy worked with iconic artists such as Dinah Washington, Miles Davis and Roberta Flack and is considered an important proprietor of socially conscious post-revolution ’60s civil rights music.
Billy Paul has been sampled by everyone from KRS-One, Cypress Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, to Coolio, Mary J. Blige and Drake.
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