New Jersey residents
The legacy continues with record executive Charles Huggins – the former husband of Melba Moore – and his brother, producer Beau Huggins. During the ’80s and early ’90s HUSH and Orpheus were highly innovative and top-knotch NYC-based artist management and production companies co-founded by the Huggins brothers with Melba Moore. Their stable of Soul and Urban Jazz stars included among many others Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Me’lisa Morgan, Najee and Alex Bugnon. The company was successful through collaborations with NYC prime producers, arrangers and songwriters like Kashif, Rahni Song, Barry Eastmond and Paul Laurence who created the “HUSH Sound” – inspired by The Motown Sound since both companies had staff producers who employed the same musicians for their sessions like Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers.