Tony Strong was a multi-talented R&B vocalist and choreographer who got his start in gospel music before moving on to the sweet sounds of secular soul. Strong lent his prodigious talents to such groups as The Perfections, Blue Magic, The Intrigues, Taylor Made, The Ebonys, former Motown recording artists Ron Thorpe & The Hearts of Stone, as well as being the lead vocalist for the best variation of the original Intruders, dubbed The Philly Intruders. Prior to his recent passing, Tony hooked up with renowned producer Butch Ingram of Society Hill Records and recorded as both a solo artist and as part of reformed soul outfit The People's Choice. This special release, put together by Ingram for members of Tony's family, compiles the best of Strong's vocal work for the Society Hill imprint and features the musical input of the hard-working Ingram family band, drummer David Thompson, bassist Stanley Stazan Thomas, guitarist Darnell Jordan and organist Bruce Alford, with all ten of it's tracks getting a fresh new remix. Chock full of great takes on Gamble and Huff classics, the album also features Strong's standout performance on Butch and brother Jimmy's heartfelt original entitled "If I Could Only Talk To Daddy" that will bring tears to the eyes of many a listener. Rest in peace, Tony. You will be greatly missed.
Tony Strong was a multi-talented R&B vocalist and choreographer who got his start in gospel music before moving on to the sweet sounds of secular soul. Strong lent his prodigious talents to such groups as The Perfections, Blue Magic, The Intrigues, Taylor Made, The Ebonys, former Motown recording artists Ron Thorpe & The Hearts of Stone, as well as being the lead vocalist for the best variation of the original Intruders, dubbed The Philly Intruders. Prior to his recent passing, Tony hooked up with renowned producer Butch Ingram of Society Hill Records and recorded as both a solo artist and as part of reformed soul outfit The People's Choice. This special release, put together by Ingram for members of Tony's family, compiles the best of Strong's vocal work for the Society Hill imprint and features the musical input of the hard-working Ingram family band, drummer David Thompson, bassist Stanley Stazan Thomas, guitarist Darnell Jordan and organist Bruce Alford, with all ten of it's tracks getting a fresh new remix. Chock full of great takes on Gamble and Huff classics, the album also features Strong's standout performance on Butch and brother Jimmy's heartfelt original entitled "If I Could Only Talk To Daddy" that will bring tears to the eyes of many a listener. Rest in peace, Tony. You will be greatly missed.
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Tony Strong was a multi-talented R&B vocalist and choreographer who got his start in gospel music before moving on to the sweet sounds of secular soul. Strong lent his prodigious talents to such groups as The Perfections, Blue Magic, The Intrigues, Taylor Made, The Ebonys, former Motown recording artists Ron Thorpe & The Hearts of Stone, as well as being the lead vocalist for the best variation of the original Intruders, dubbed The Philly Intruders. Prior to his recent passing, Tony hooked up with renowned producer Butch Ingram of Society Hill Records and recorded as both a solo artist and as part of reformed soul outfit The People's Choice. This special release, put together by Ingram for members of Tony's family, compiles the best of Strong's vocal work for the Society Hill imprint and features the musical input of the hard-working Ingram family band, drummer David Thompson, bassist Stanley Stazan Thomas, guitarist Darnell Jordan and organist Bruce Alford, with all ten of it's tracks getting a fresh new remix. Chock full of great takes on Gamble and Huff classics, the album also features Strong's standout performance on Butch and brother Jimmy's heartfelt original entitled "If I Could Only Talk To Daddy" that will bring tears to the eyes of many a listener. Rest in peace, Tony. You will be greatly missed.

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