June 5, 1988 |
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are the pop wizards who got booted out of the Time but went on to fame as hit producers for everyone from Janet Jackson and Alexander O'Neal to New Edition and Herb Alpert. Now they're finally heading back into the studio to make an album. Their album. "Finally is right," Jimmy Jam said, in town to accept ASCAP's Songwriter of the Year Award for the duo. "We just kept getting distracted by all these other projects--I mean project after project.
April 28, 1991 |
When Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were growing up, their idols were Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the innovative producers who not only created the silky sound of Philly Soul, but built a whole record company, Philadelphia International Records, around it. "When we were young, we knew all about Motown, but we really looked up to Gamble and Huff," says Jam. "When you're young it's important to have an inspiration and they were a model for a special kind of black musical achievement."