Who was/is The Ethics ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more
Philadelphia Soul Group 1968-1972
The Ethics represented the culmination of the Philadelphia sound in the late 1960s. With recording sessions at Sigma Sound arranged by Thommy Bell and played by bass player Ronnie Baker, guitarist Norman Harris and drummer Earl Young, the Ethics's recordings clearly showed the highest point in the evolution of sweet soul music that laid the foundation for the development within the next few years of Philadelphia International Records. Gamble and Huff used the exact same setup for their Philly Sound and took the two founding members of the Ethics -- Ron Tyson and Joe Freeman -- for the Love Committee, which itself recorded for Philadelphia International Records. The Ethics, which lasted from 1968 to 1972, had their final recordings on Golden Fleece Records, which was Baker, Harris and Young's unit of Philadelphia International, a production outlet for these talented session musicians whose recordings as the instrumental group MFSB highlighted their role playing the music that the world came to know as the Philadelphia Sound.