Kenny Gamble: Thom Bell Is One Of The Greats Of Our Time
Songwriter, arranger and label executive Thom Bell's impact on the growth of 1970s Philadelphia soul and R&B is undeniable.
"I wound up doing exactly what I wanted to do: something in music," says Bell of his 20-plus-year production and songwriting career. "And I saw that people started appreciating what I did … when you see [the fans] say things like that, it gives you that good feeling. You're doing what you're supposed to do. You love what you do, and they love what you're doing also."
Bell's friend and creative collaborator, GRAMMY-winning songwriter and producer Kenny Gamble will get his chance to share some added words of praise for his friend at the upcoming "GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends" on Oct. 13, on PBS.
"I'm here tonight to honor Thom Bell, one of the greatest producers and arrangers of our era," Gamble says.