Sometimes, you can be eclipse, by others to be forgotten in music for the glue that held the drams for many to walk in your foot steps. And, this could be the case with the Magnificent Intruders, who was the foundation that the writers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff placed their dreams upon, by recording this under appreciated group, of the soul generation.
Sure, many know, of the compositions the famous duo wrote and produced upon the Mighty O’jays and Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes, with the late Teddy Pendergrass. But, the guiding light to their dreams lied with the talent, of Sam Brown, Robert Edwards, Phillip Terry and Eugene Daughtry, the original Intruders, with the Philadelphian style, of soul music which they created, from their doo wop days through growth.
The greatest thing about the Sound of Philly was that you knew it was different than the sound, of Motown and Stax simply, by noticing the strings arrangement was more explored, by Gamble and Huff, as producers. No one can confused the tight harmony with the other groups mention above because their lead singer, the late Sam Brown was an original unto himself.
Others might try to sing Cowboys to Girls but ask yourself when you hear them? Are they doing the song justice? Sure, they spinning the words but is that message , of young love getting heard? Many songs was written for this group to compile an interesting catalog that rivals more than the O’jays had during the sixties compared to the Intruders.
And, while fans across the world might know the names Eddie Levert and Walter Williams and William Powell and even Sammy Strain more. It’s not because, of lack of effort upon the Intruders. Who seems to be relegated in the eyes, of Gamble and Huff, as a group lacking in their attention span.
Internal strife might have been part, of the problem. As , is the case with many male groups either through outside forces or inside forces. We know they was surpassed in the minds, of Gamble and Huff vision. But, when Bobby Starr replaced Sam Brown years later. The Intruders record some great classic in the soul revolution, of music. Which was again under the supervision, of the dream team, of their most successful producer.
Sometimes, we fail to love someone until we notice that they are worthy, of the praise. And the Intruders, are more than worthy. Their legacy will stand the test, of time to stand against any group to have recorded good music, of love.
Groups today sing about sex without realizing love keeps a girl impressed. Notice the titles, “When We Get Marry” a far thought, from this generation that can’t name an Intruder. Or “Together” , a generation that can’t comprehend was tight love us about. Or, just “United” , why be divided , if the love is honest and true?
Why even wanting to know a girl name? If, in the end you’ll be pushing her away. Love, what what the Intruders gave the world to cherish and adore. Really, who could want more?