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Billy Paul At BAM R&B Festival

It saddens us to have to inform our listeners, just days after the passing of Prince, we have lost Philadelphia music LEGEND Billy Paul (born Paul Williams) at the age of 81.

A Grammy Award winner, his biggest hit came in 1972, with his #1 single, “Me and Mrs. Jones” as well as the 1973 single & album “War of the Gods”. He blended conventional pop, soul and funk with electronic and psychedelic influences, which is why he is one of many artists associated with the Philadelphia soul sound.

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He was born December 2, 1934, and below Philadelphia’s own Questlove, who in the past has equated Paul to Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder calling him”one of the criminally unmentioned proprietors of socially conscious post revolution ’60s cival rights music” left a very heartfelt message describing Billy Paul, and we couldn’t of said it any better ourselves! #RIP to another great musician who has provided many of us soundtracks to our lives!



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