Double Exposure

Double Exposure

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Philadelphians Leonard Davis, Joe Harris, Charlie Whittington, and Jimmy Williams are Double Exposure, one of the more prominent groups on the mighty disco label Salsoul. The quartet was one of the most soul-steeped on the roster. This had more than a little to do with their background as a soul group called United Image, which got together in 1966 and recorded a single for Stax in the early '70s ("African Bump" b/w "Hit Man"); and, being from Philadelphia, the group couldn't help but soak up the sounds laid out by the likes of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Stylistics, the Spinners, and the Intruders. Despite the thick soul leanings of Double Exposure's sound, they also lit up the U.S. charts. However, they do have a high energy performance that will light up any clubs stage, they enjoyed more success in England.


Double Exposure, an American Disco era band hailing from Philadelphia, USA

Band members are Leonard Davis, Joe Harris, Charlie Whittington, and Jimmy Williams and they recorded for the Salsoul record label.

On December 11, 1975, at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, Pa, Double Exposure began recording what would become one of the most successful albums ever to come out of the Philly music empire.

Their 1976 album "Ten Percent" featured a pair of major club hits with the title track's remix by Walter Gibbons being the first commercially available 12-inch single. The song "Ten Percent" and "My Love" is Free established the Ten Percent Album with a "gold" and both songs hit "gold" status.

Before signing to Salsoul, the band were known as United Image and recorded on the Stax Records label.

In 2001, a dance group called M&S used samples from Double Exposure's "Everyman" in their song called "Salsoul Nugget".Songs include "My Love is Free.

The group are currently, as at September 2008, recording new material including an Eli/Dixon/Green composition called 'Soul Recession'/Soultronics Records at Eli's 'Studio E' facility in Philadelphia. Some original Salsoul/Philly/TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)/MFSB (Gamble and Huff) session musicians have appeared on 'Soul Recession' including Earl Young (drummer), Bobby Eli, Dennis Harris, T G Conway, Jimmy Williams & Rikki Hicks. There is an anticipated CD/12" release soon with a number of tracks and alternative mixes, including ones by legendary mixers Tom Moulton and John Morales.

My Love Is Free: The Best of Double Exposure
Release: May 23, 2006
Label: Koch Records
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The Anthology
Release: January 17, 2006
Label: , Salsoul
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The Best of Double Exposure
Release: July 1, 1999
Label: Charly Records
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Locker Room
Label: Salsoul
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Four Play
Release: 1978
Label: Salsoul
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Ten Percent
Release: April 24, 2006
Label: Salsoul
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