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Gene McFadden and John Whitehead were songwriters and producers who were working with some Philadelphia Soul bands in the '70s. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, who wrote many of the songs that defined the "Philadelphia Sound," suggested McFadden and Whitehead record a track as a duo. This was the result.
McFadden & Whitehead wrote and produced this with keyboard player Jerry Cohen.
McFadden And Whitehead also wrote "Bad Luck" for Harold Melvin and "Back Stabbers" for the O'Jays. This was their only hit as a duo.
Whitehead's sons Johnny and Kenny recorded as part of an R&B group called the Whitehead Brothers. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
On May 11, 2004, Whitehead was shot to death while he was working on a vehicle in Philadelphia. He was 55.
Wayman Tisdale recorded an instrumental version for his 2004 album Hang Time that was a hit on American smooth jazz radio stations. (thanks, Beau - Phoenix, AZ)
Mark Arm of Mudhoney
When he was asked to write a song for the Singles
soundtrack, Mark thought the Seattle grunge scene was already overblown, so that's what he wrote about.
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