RIBS: Thom Bell-Writer, Producer, Arranger, pt 1

Thomas Randolph Bell is a Jamaican-born American singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer, known as one of the creators (along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff) of “Philly Soul” at Philadelphia International Records in the 1970s. Bell is best known for his success with several groups in the 70s, particularly with the Delfonics, Stylistics and Spinners. In June 2006, Bell was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. In 2016, Bell was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum.

Playlist: (song — artist [album]

  1. RIBS INTRO: “Another Edition” – TGrundy
  2. I’m Doin’ Fine Now – New York City [I’m Doing Fine Now]
  3. Then Came You (ft. Dionne Warwick) – Spinners [New And Improved]
  4. Love Has Gone Away – Spinners [Mighty Love]
  5. Point Of No Return – Stylistics [The Stylistics]
  6. Once You Hit The Road – Dionne Warwick [Track Of The Cat]
  7. Are You Ready For Love – Elton John [The Thom Bell Sessions ’77]
  8. Fave: RIBS Promo
  9. I’ll Be Around – Spinners [Spinners]
  10. I’ll Be Around (ft. Marion Meadows) – Bob Baldwin [Presents “Betcha By Golly Wow” The Songs Of Thom Bell]
  11. Delfonics Theme (Vocal) – Delfonics [Tell Me This Is A Dream]
  12. I Don’t Want To Lose You – Phyllis Hyman [Phyllis Hyman]
  13. I Don’t Want To Lose You – Spinners [Pick Of The Litter]
  14. What Two Can Do – Deniece Williams [My Melody]
  15. RIBS3 – “a.k.a. RIBS” (echo) – TGrundy
  16. You Make Me Feel Brand New – Regina Belle [Reachin’ Back]
  17. La La Means I Love You – Swing Out Sister [The Living Return]
  18. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – Patti LaBelle [Classic Moments]
  19. Break Up To Make Up – Jean Carne [Closer Than Close]
  20. Living All Alone – Phyllis Hyman [Living All Alone]
  21. Love Comes Easy – Maysa [Sweet Classic Soul]
  22. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) – New Birth [Birth Day]
  23. People Make The World Go Round – Suspects Of Soul [Suspicious Characters]

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