Despite having grown up on Motown and Detroit Rock and Roll, when asked about my favorite vocal group, I always go straight to Canton, Ohio and Philadelphia International Records' The O'Jays.
And as much as I respect the efforts of Motown Records' Holland-Dozier-Holland, Norman Whitfield, Smokey, et. al. there is no doubt in my mind that the greatest songwriters in the history of R&B, if not all of popular music are Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
This is Eddie Levert, William Powell and Walter Williams singing the Gamble and Huff classic Put Your Hands Together live on Don Cornelius' Soul Train.
The Mighty O'Jays.
I always do.