Interview with Billy Paul

Philadelphia-born singer Billy Paul has been successfully performing for nearly 50 years, but is principally known for a single hit, 1972's huge, controversial smash "Me and Mrs. Jones."

Paul grew up in Philadelphia in a household where jazz ruled. He attended Temple University and Granoff Music School, and soon after was performing locally, covering virtually all types of popular music to growing crowds. By the late 50s he was appearing with Jazz and Pop stars such as Charlie Parker and Nancy Wilson and cut his first record, "Why Am I," for Jubilee Records. He later teamed with upstart record executive Kenny Gamble for the live jazz album, Feeling Good At The Cadillac Club and the more soulful Ebony Woman.

Philadelphia-born singer Billy Paul has been successfully performing for nearly 50 years, but is principally known for a single hit, 1972's huge, controversial smash "Me and Mrs. Jones."

Paul grew up in Philadelphia in a household where jazz ruled. He attended Temple University and Granoff Music School, and soon after was performing locally, covering virtually all types of popular music to growing crowds. By the late 50s he was appearing with Jazz and Pop stars such as Charlie Parker and Nancy Wilson and cut his first record, "Why Am I," for Jubilee Records. He later teamed with upstart record executive Kenny Gamble for the live jazz album, Feeling Good At The Cadillac Club and the more soulful Ebony Woman.

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