Larry Carlton Releases New Album "The Sound Of Philadelphia" Exclusively via AirPlay Direct

Posted on January 28, 2011

For Immediate Release:

Larry Carlton Releases New Album "The Sound Of Philadelphia" Exclusively via AirPlay Direct

Tribute To Legendary Song Writers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff

NASHVILLE, TN (January 20, 2010) – Larry Carlton has released his new album The Sound Of Philadelphia to radio worldwide exclusively via AirPlay Direct. The release is the follow up to the 2010 Grammy Nominated Take Your Pick.

Nineteen-time Grammy nominee and three-time Grammy winner Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording.  With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.

Since 1963, the songwriting and producing team of Gamble and Huff have earned 175 gold and platinum records, defining an entire category of black popular music known as “The Sound of Philadelphia.”  They were inducted into the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1995, and were awarded the prestigious Grammy Trustees Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1999. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International Records.

‘We are excited to have Larry Carlton use AirPlay Direct exclusively to deliver the Sound of Philadelphia. Gamble/Huff are one of the world’s greatest songwriting team alongside Lennon/McCartney. The musicianship and arrangements on the CD are stunning. They are a perfect compliment to Larry’s amazing guitar interpretation,” says Scott Welch, President of AirPlay Direct.

Larry Carlton and his legendary guitar skills are backed by some amazing musicians including Paul Shaffer-organ, Tony DeSare-piano, Tommy Byrnes-rhythm guitar, Christopher Jackson-bass, Bill LaBounty-vocals, Andrea Valentini-drums, Vic Stevens-percussion, Mark Douthit-sax, Darcy Hepner-baritone sax, Steve Guttman-trumpet, Nick Marchione-trumpet, Dave Kirkland-trombone, and Chris Komer-french horn. This line-up brings these timeless classics back to life with a new twist that will make this unique record a must have.

Track Listing:
Could It Be I’m Falling In Love
Back Stabbers
If You Don’t Know Me By Now
Drownin’ In The Sea of Love
I’ll Be Around
You Make Me Feel Brand New
Bad Luck
Never Gonna Give You Up
Mama Can’t Buy You Love
Only The Strong Survive
Mighty Love
Produced By:

Billy Terrell
Executive Producers:
Larry Carlton & Robert Williams
Radio programmers may download broadcast quality tracks from The Sound of Philadelphia here:

About AirPlay Direct:

AirPlay Direct is a global digital music delivery system servicing radio and the entertainment industry with downloadable content from some of the biggest names in music, alongside rising independent artists. AirPlay Directsweb-based artist marketing, promotion, education, and advocacy platform allows artists, record labels, and music publishers to securely deliver broadcast-quality music and digital press kits to industry professionals worldwide. Our system allows media programmers and film/TV music supervisors to connect to new music, create music calls, browse top downloaded artists, and immediately download music and related artist information. AirPlay Direct recently debuted their monthly digital/interactive publication, the Direct Buzz.

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