The Gumption Group



In the summer of 1973, Gladys Knight and the Pips unveiled their masterpiece, Midnight Train to Georgia. It became an international smash hit and earned them their first Grammy and a lofty place in the history of American pop music. Billboard Magazine recently ranked it at No. 74 on its Top 500 greatest hits of all-time.

Episode 1 of our documentary podcast takes you behind the scenes inside the New Jersey  recording studio where the music makers themselvess  tell you the remarkable back story of  how this iconic record  was almost never made. And how the the planets  finally aligned in a very magical way.

Stay tuned for future episodes in which we expand the scoe of this extraorinary chapter in the magnificent and tragic history of Black music in America…

In case you missed it, Gladys Knight just received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. The next day, she was performing with  Stevie

Episode 1: Midnight Train from Jersey — Trailer  

Media Coverage

The release of Episode 1 quickly attracted  the attention of mainstream media   Listen: Short promo clip from WBGO Public Radio  

 Never seen photos from the studio sessions  




Jeff Mironov, left, with legendary bass player Bob Babbitt at Venture Sound Studio in Hillsborough, NJ. in the early 70s.


To Each and Every One of Those Who Joined Anthony Camillo and Gladys and Her Shining Knights on That Wondrous and Epic Celebration of SoulFullness and Those Who Helped Articulate The Beautiful Telling of That Fateful Story…

Deep Thanks and Appreciation Unto and Upon You… Job Well Done.

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered.



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