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Gamble & Huff to receive Songwriters Hall of Fame Johnny Mercer Award

Philadelphia songwriting team to be awarded Hall's highest honor.

Sound of Philadelphia architects Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff will be honored with the Johnny Mercer award at the Songwriters Hall of Fame gala in New York in June.

The Mercer Award, the organization's highest honor, can only go to songwriters already in the Hall of Fame. Gamble and Huff, authors of "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "Me & Mrs. Jones," "Expressway To Your Heart" and innumerable others,  were inducted in 1995. Other songsmiths going in this year at the ceremony to be held at the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan on June 12 include Ray Davies and Donovan.

The Intruders' "Cowboys to Girls," Gamble & Huff's first number one hit, is below.

Previously: Courtney Barnett at Union Transfer Follow In The Mix on Twitter