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The Man Who Defined the Sound of Sophisticated Soul.

Rock historian Ed Ward profiles arranger and producer Thom (pronounced "tom") Bell. Bell's responsible for much of what came to be known as the "Philly" sound, a result of his work with groups such as the Delfonics and the Stylistics.

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Other segments from the episode on January 30, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 30, 1989: Interview with Rian Malan; Commentary on Thom Bell; Interview with Kurtwood Smith; Review of Germaine Greer's memoir "Daddy, We Hardly Knew You."

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