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"Love Is The Message" is a musical composition by MFSB from their album Love Is The Message (1973). It clocked in at 6 minutes and 35 seconds.

The track became a favorite of dance/disco DJs since its release; countless remixes, both official and unofficial, exist of the song.

Written by Gamble and Huff and arranged by Bobby Martin in 1973 for its first MFSB-incarnation. The track got its first remix by Tom Moulton for the remix album Philadelphia Classics, lengthening it to 11 minutes and 27 seconds. This was the version played by Larry Levan at the Paradise Garage where it became a Paradise Garage classic. This mix was still played on New York's WBLS up until 1982, when hip hop, electro and rap were becoming the dominant urban music.

The Moulton mix was also featured heavily in the film Paris is Burning. In the 1980s the bassline of the second part of the track was used by Vince Montana Jr. in "Heavy Vibes" and by Shep Pettibone on "Love Break (Ooh I Love It)" (1983) on Salsoul Records. Later still, John Morales and Sergio Munzibai's mix of Hi Voltage's "Love Is the Message" for Began Cekic's One Way records. This is not the last version because Tee Scott had a go at it on the same One Way records.

In the 1990s an 11 minute white label re-edit was released by Danny Krivit which appeared officially in 2000 on the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life CD compilation.





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