Trust In Love – James Gallagher

The Book

Chapter 5 Part 1

Chapter 5 Requested and then assigned to Joe! “The Love I Lost” / “Mighty Love” / “I Love Music” / “Stairway to Heaven” After a few months Joe wanted to see if I had learned the ropes and if I was ready for sessions with the bigger clients, I guess.[…]

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Chapter 4

Chapter 4 Philly Soul The Spinners Live / “Love Don’t Love Nobody” “Kiss and Say Goodbye” / “K-Jee” / “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind” / “Love Epidemic” I once, as an assistant, was requested to work a live recording in the now non-existent nightclub The Latin Casino. It was Thom[…]

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Chapter 3 Part 2

One day as I was assisting on a string session for Thom Bell and one of the violinists, whose first name was Americus I believe, came into the control room to listen to a playback. He was an elderly Italian American. He stood there listening and looking at the console[…]

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Chapter 3 Part 1

Chapter 3 The Rhythm Section MFSB’s “Touch Me in the Morning” Strings and Horns   Another memorable project I was proud and happy to have participated in was assisting Jay Mark while he mixed an album for Taj Mahal. Taj is a large man. I am 6’ 1” and I[…]

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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Thom Bell and Linda Creed Today, I’m a Pro! “You Make Me Feel Brand New” / Mighty Love / “For the Love of Money” In the first few months, I got to work with Thom Bell on two projects while assisting Don Murray at night. Thom who had[…]

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Chapter 1 Part 2

Logo created by Arthur Stoppe The day arrived for my interview at 212 N. 12th Street (the address of Sigma Sound Studios) and I interviewed with Harry. I definitely felt a bit of an edge to my attitude and approach to the interview because I was asking questions like “Is[…]

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Chapter 1 Part 1

Inside the Philly Sound (My Time in the Music Business) by James P. Gallagher Copyright © 2021 Edited by Vince Warsavage Jim Gallagher and Thom Bell in Studio 2 Photo: Arthur Stoppe Dedicated to my loving, brilliant and supportive wife Palmina Mammarella, without whom I would never have made it[…]

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