BILLY PAUL / “Let’s Stay Together”

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4 Responses to “BILLY PAUL / “Let’s Stay Together””

Big E Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

Billy Paul was just the mouthpiece used by the visionaries Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff at Philadelphia International. It is not known if Billy Paul had any input as far as songwriting. Thanks for featuring Mr. Paul. He kinda got lost in the shuffle of artists in the early years at PIR.

Ukali Says:
November 10th, 2008 at 1:50 pm

If anyone epitomized jazz as a root of Soul Music, it was Billy Paul.

If anyone epitomized social/political consciousness as a branch of Soul Music, it was Billy Paul.

If anyone epitomized street-corner honesty as a fruit of Soul Music, it was Billy Paul.

Soul Man extraordinaire, Billy Paul came into his own on the Philadelphia International label whose overriding theme was “There Is A Message In The Music” — and he lived up to every nuanced meaning of this slogan.

Please add a few more great songs to your list…

“Thanks For Saving My Life” – War Of The Gods
“We All Got A Mission” – Let ‘Em In
“Thank You (For This Blessing)” – First Class
“What A Way To Love” – First Class
“So Glad To See You Again” – First Class
“I Gotta Put This Life Down” – First Class
“Only The Strong Survive” – Only The Strong Survive

This ain’t all, of course, but in our new age of digital music these are must-have records that should grace every Soul Music collector’s library.

Marian Says:
November 15th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

Lord! I still remember sitting on a bus for a Sunday school trip. I was a teenager and all of the fifth graders in the back of the bus were singing “Me and Mrs. Jones”. I was completely scandalized.

I can laugh now; the music still sounds good.

Ivan Says:
August 12th, 2011 at 12:36 am

I live in Chile (the country with the best economical welfare in Latin America and yet, part of the third world). In this part of the the globe, we don’t make racial differences, we are all people, except the following quotation: “negroes sing with their soul”. I can still recall the first time I heard “The war of the Gods”…the music, the arrangements, the lyrics, Billy Paul’s voice…all it was something close to Church hymn to me…I still got these chills…..Wow, what an interpreter!!!!

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