Throwback: R.I.P. Thom Bell

Thom Bell was a Kingston-born, American singer/songwriter, classically trained piano, arrangement and composer. best known as one of the architects — along with frequent collaborators Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff — of the famed Philadelphia soul sound in the 1970s.

Bell found success as a songwriter and producer for the likes of The Delfonics, The Stylistics and The Spinners — or better put, he’s behind some of the most beloved songs ever written and recorded, including the videos above.

Sadly, Bell died the other day but let’s celebrate the man and his legendary music, huh?