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Philadelphia International Records is a record label founded by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971. It was famous for showcasing the subgenre of Philadelphia soul, and had a distribution deal with CBS Records until 1984, when distribution of the catalog from 1976 to the present was taken over by EMI (Sony Entertainment continued to distribute the catalog from 1969 to 1976). In 2007, Legacy Recordings regained the rights to Philadelphia International's full catalog.

Much of the music released by the label was recorded and produced at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia. More than thirty resident studio musicians, known together as MFSB "Mother Father Sister Brother", were based at this studio and backed up many of these recordings.

List of Philadelphia International artists

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