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Earl Young

Philadelphia based drummer who rose to prominence in the early 70s as part of the Philly Soul sound working with Ronnie Baker and Norman Harris as Baker / Harris / Young Productions. The trio also performed and recorded as The Trammps and had a huge worldwide hit with "Disco Inferno". Young is seen as the inventor of the disco style of drumming as he was the first to make extensive and distinctive use of the Hi Hat cymbal throughout the playing time of R & B recordings. This led to DJ's favouring his records he played on because they could hear the cymbal easily in their headphones as they cued up records to be mixed. Young would play on many Gamble and Huff recordings before moving to Salsoul as part of the house band for the label.
In 1989 House group Ten City used Young to work on their debut album .

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