=Monday, November 3, 2008

(Who's Your) Favorite Candidate - The Intruders

We won't usually get political here at Trunk of F.U.N.K., but with tomorrow being election day in the states, I figured this week's single should be in some way related to what (fingers crossed that all goes well) will be an important day in American history and a much needed step in a new direction. So, in a very non-political way, The Intruders beg you to get out, cast your vote, and let your voice be heard as you answer the question, Who's Your Favorite Candidate.

(Who's Your) Favorite Candidate - The Intruders - Gamble

The Intruders were a Philly soul group that was active mostly during the 1960's and 70's. The group consisted of Eugene "Bird" Daughtry, Phillip Terry, Sam "Little Sonny" Brown and Robert "Big Sonny" Edwards. The Intruders were the first group to work with Gamble and Huff after the duo left Cameo-Parkway records to start their own label. However, this wasn't the only first that The Intruders would claim for the now independent Gamble and Huff, as they would also be the first group to score a major hit for Gamble and Huff after the duo chose to venture out on their own. The major recording success of The Intruders, the flagship of the Gamble and Huff sound, would open the door for the duo to have an illustrious songwriting career, ultimately serving as one of (if not) the cornerstones of the "Philly Soul" sound throughout the late 60's and 70's.

Today's selection was released in 1969 and is the flip to the more widely known single, Me Tarzan You Jane.

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