Bands/Musicians Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Philadelphia International Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Philadelphia International Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Philadelphia International Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Philadelphia International Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Philadelphia International Records.

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Archie Bell and The Drells is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk Archie Bell & the Drells was an American R&B vocal group from Houston, Texas, and one of the main acts on Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records. The band's ...more

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Billy Paul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music Billy Paul is a Grammy Award winning American soul singer, most known for his 1972 number-one single, "Me and Mrs. Jones" as well as the 1973 album and single "War of the ...more

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Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers were a soul band from Vancouver, British Columbia. Briefly signed to Motown Records in the late 1960s, they had one top 30 hit single, "Does Your Mama Know ...more

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Bunny Sigler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Walter "Bunny" Sigler is a pop and R&B songwriter and record producer who has done extensive work with the team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, and who was instrumental in creating ...more

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Cool C is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Old-school hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop Christopher Douglass Roney, known by the stage name Cool C, is an American rapper who was active in the late 1980s. He is best known for his involvement in the murder of a Philadelphia Police ...more

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Dee Dee Sharp is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music Dee Dee Sharp is an American R&B singer, who began her career recording as a backing vocalist in 1961.

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Dexter Wansel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Dexter Wansel Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Dexter Gilman Wansel is an American keyboardist, raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He contributed to the development of the Philly Sound and worked with producers Gamble and Huff at ...more

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Dick Jensen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Dick Jensen, was a live musical performer of the Rhythm and Blues, Soul, and Gospel genres. His signature on-stage style incorporated a powerful slide & smooth dance moves similar to those ...more

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Eddie Levert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Edward "Eddie" Levert is an American singer, and is the lead vocalist of the soul/funk/R&B vocal group, The O'Jays. Levert was born in Bessemer, Alabama, but was raised in Canton, ...more

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Edwin Birdsong is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Soul music, Funk Edwin L. Birdsong is a keyboard/organ player who was known in the '70s and '80s for his experimental funk/disco music. He never achieved chart success, but developed a strong fan base, and has ...more

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Gene McFadden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Rhythm and blues Gene McFadden was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known as one of the key members of the Philadelphia International record label, and was one-half of the ...more

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes were an American singing group, one of the most popular Philadelphia soul groups of the 1970s. The group's repertoire included soul, R&B, doo-wop, and ...more

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Instant Funk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Electro, Rhythm and blues Instant Funk were an American 1970s disco band, best known for their disco classic, "I Got My Mind Made Up".

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Jean Carne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Jean Carne is an American jazz and pop singer. Early in her career, her name was spelled as Jean Carn before she added an e under the advice of a numerologist. Carn is a vocalist credited with a ...more

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John Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Rhythm and blues John Whitehead was an American singer and songwriter. He was best known as one of the key members of the Philadelphia International record label, and was one-half of the successful team of ...more

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McFadden & Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk McFadden and Whitehead were an American songwriting, production, and recording duo, best known for their signature tune "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now". They wrote and produced some of the ...more

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Mel Lewis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Mel Lewis was the stage name of an American drummer, jazz musician and bandleader. During his life, Lewis was a prominent solo performer, and a professor at William Paterson University, during ...more

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MFSB is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Jazz MFSB was a pool of more than thirty studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s famed Sigma Sound Studios. They worked closely with the production team of Gamble and Huff and producer/arranger Thom ...more

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Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards, better known under the stage name Patti LaBelle, is an American singer, author, and actress who has spent over 50 years in the music industry. LaBelle spent 16 ...more

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People's Choice is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul music, Funk The People's Choice was an American funk band formed in 1971 in Philadelphia by Frank Brunson and David Thompson. While they had several vocalists, their biggest hits were instrumentals.

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Phyllis Hyman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Phyllis Linda Hyman was an American singer-songwriter and actress. She is best known for her singles from the late 1970s to the early 1990s: "You Know How to Love Me", "Living All ...more

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Teddy Pendergrass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Theodore DeReese "Teddy" Pendergrass was an American R&B/soul singer and songwriter. He first rose to fame as lead singer of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in the 1970s before ...more

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The Dells is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues The Dells were an American R&B vocal group. Formed in high school in 1952 by founding members Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill, ...more

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The Intruders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music The Intruders were an American soul music group most popular in the 1960s and 1970s. As one of the first groups to have hit songs under the direction of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, they had a ...more

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The Jackson 5 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Bubblegum pop, Motown Sound, Disco The Jackson 5 are an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name The Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine. Marlon and ...more

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The Jaggerz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues The Jaggerz are an American R&B/pop/rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They came to national attention with their single "The Rapper" which was released on the Kama Sutra ...more

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The O'Jays is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Quiet storm The O'Jays are an American R&B group from Canton, Ohio, formed in 1958 and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The O'Jays ...more

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The Three Degrees is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Rhythm and blues The Three Degrees is an American female vocal group, formed in 1963 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Although a total of 15 women have been a member over the years, the group has always been a ...more

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The Trammps is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Philadelphia International Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music The Trammps was an American disco and soul band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band's first major success was with their 1972 cover version of ...more