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Billy Paul

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Johnny Nash, Billy Paul: The Bitter End, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 17 November 1972


Billy Paul

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 19 January 1973

WITH THE current and phenominal success of the production and songwriting team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, it is only right that Billy Paul ...

Billy Paul: Nostalgic Chart Topper For Paul

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 27 January 1973

Keep a check on Billy Paul. Before long, he's going to top the British chart, repeating his two million selling number-one in America with the ...

The Jazz Soul of Billy Paul

Interview by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 10 February 1973

IT'S ODD to hear a black singer from North Philadelphia, who topped the US soul and pop charts a few weeks ago, admit that it ...

Billy Paul: 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul (Epic 653S1)

Review by uncredited writer, Blues & Soul, 16 February 1973

'Brown Baby'; 'I'm Just a Prisoner'; 'It's Too Late'; 'Me And Mrs. Jones'; 'Am I Black Enough For You'; 'Let's Stay Together'; 'Your Song'; 'I'm Gonna Make It ...

Billy Paul

Profile and Interview by Roger St. Pierre, New Musical Express, 3 March 1973

IT'S EASY TO detect a strong jazz influence in Billy Paul's vocal on 'Me And Mrs. Jones'. The reason is simple enough. Paul, now 35, ...

Billy Paul: 360 Degrees of Billy Paul (Philadelphia International KZ 31793)

Review by Danny Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 15 March 1973

'ME AND Mrs. Jones', one of the biggest singles of last year, a sophisticated nightclub adultery song, is featured on this album, which is yet ...

Billy Paul: Brown Baby

Interview by Robin Katz, Disc, 17 March 1973

ONE OF the best ingredients a composer can toss into a song is a dash of universality. Put something in the lyrics that people can ...

Billy Paul: The Age Old Problem Of The Follow Up

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 11 May 1973

BILLY PAUL exploded on an unsuspecting public with the tale of 'Me And Mrs. Jones', a record that sold more than 2 1/2 million copies ...

Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff: Masters Of Soul Success

Interview by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 23 November 1973

THE DAYS are long gone when the total credit for the success of a record goes to the artist alone. Over the years, the role ...

The O'Jays, Billy Paul, The Intruders – Philadelphia International Tour: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 21 December 1973

MOST INITIAL comments that I overheard on my way out from the Philly Package concert at London's Hammersmith Odeon theatre were slightly tinged with disappointment. ...

Billy Paul: Philly Billy

Profile by Tony Cummings, Black Music, January 1974

'ME & MRS. JONES' is an instant recall disc. When it slides provocatively out of a car radio or a super hi-fi the listener will ...

O'Jays, Billy Paul, The Intruders: Philadelphia International Soul Show, Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 17 January 1974

"THE NEXT stop that we make will be England" was the cue for 3000 Londoners to get out of their seats and move to the ...

The O'Jays, Billy Paul, the Intruders: Philly Tour, Fairfield Hall, Croydon, and Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Tony Cummings, Black Music, February 1974

THE GEOGRAPHICAL luck of being able to catch the Philly package twice (at Croydon's Fairfield Hall and Hammersmith's Odeon) had its disadvantages too. Large chunks ...

Billy Paul: Got My Head On Straight (Philadelphia International KZ 33157)

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, 1975

TYPICALLY SMOOTH and lavish Gamble-Huff production highlights this very commercial collection by the 'Me and Mrs. Jones' man. ...

Inside The Philly Sound

Report and Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1975

In the States, and in Britain, the insidious sweet beat of the Philly Sound continues to conquer the best selling charts. The whooping passion of ...

Billy Paul: Let 'Em In (Philadelphia Int PIR 81695)

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 February 1977

I CONFESS that I'm totally biased when it comes to Billy Paul because there is a quality about his voice that always appeals to me. ...

Billy Paul: It's The New Billy Paul, Let 'Im In

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 26 April 1977

Billy's bubblin' over about his new recordings. He tells B&S about his hopes for them, and about his new act, his production plans, and his ...

Billy Paul, Jean Carn, Dexter Wansell: Carnegie Hall, New York NY

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 2 August 1977

Billy Paul packs 'em in! ...

Billy Paul, the Philadelphia Story: Cellar Door, Washington DC

Live Review by Richard Harrington, The Washington Post, 27 December 1977

Better Never Than Late ...


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