Love Is the Message (album)

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Love Is The Message
Studio album by MFSB
Released 1973
Recorded 1973 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Soul, disco
Length 35:06
Label Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, Vince Montana, Bruce Hawes, Jack Faith
MFSB chronology
Love Is the Message
Universal Love
(1975)Universal Love1975

Love Is The Message is the second album by Philadelphia International Records houseband MFSB.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Includes the number one Pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary hit & winner of the 1974 Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)". The song would also become the theme song for the television show "Soul Train."

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Zack's Fanfare" Burton Lane, Frank Loesser 0:23
2. "Love Is the Message" Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 6:35
3. "Cheaper to Keep Her" Mack Rice 6:52
4. "My One and Only Love" Guy Wood, Robert Mellin 4:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" (Theme from the television show Soul Train) Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff 3:43
6. "Zack's Fanfare" Burton Lane, Frank Loesser 0:50
7. "Touch Me in the Morning" Michael Masser, Ron Miller 6:21
8. "Bitter Sweet" Bruce Hawes, Jack Faith 5:26



Chart (1974) Peak
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 4
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 1
U.S. Billboard Top Jazz LPs 4


Year Single Peak chart positions


1974 "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" 1 1 1
"Love Is the Message" 85 42

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. Love Is the Message review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-20.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Charts > MFSB". Billboard. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 

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