In 1970, Mr. Kahn founded Queen Village Recording Studios. He was joined in 1971 by his brother, pianist and songwriter Andy Kahn. The brothers built a roster of performing artists, songwriters, and musicians whom they produced for major record labels in the United States and abroad.
In 1974, Mr. Kahn produced "Loves Me Like a Rock," performed by the Philadelphia gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds. The Hummingbirds' rendition of the Paul Simon song won the Grammy Award for best gospel performance that year.
As an independent producer, Mr. Kahn recorded music for ABC, Atlantic, CBS, Casablanca, MGM, PolyGram, RCA, and Warner Bros. He worked with the musical groups Calhoon, Cindy & Roy, Jill Baby Love, Miranda, Mizz, Great Pride, Jean Wells, and Hazze.
In 1978, the hit song "Hot Shot," performed by Philadelphia singer Karen Young, was recorded in his studio. Though he didn't produce that number, Mr. Kahn became executive producer of Young's recordings for the next 12 years. She died in 1991.
In 1992, Kahn produced the song "Jump!" by the Movement, released on his own Sunshine Records label. It reached No. 1 on Billboard Magazine's Top Dance Singles chart. He signed a distribution deal with Arista Records for the single, which can be heard in films and TV shows.
In 1995, Mr. Kahn produced the song "I Wish" by rapper Skee-Lo, along with an album. The single reached the Top Ten on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 singles chart. "I Wish" received a Grammy nomination for best rap album that year.
Mr. Kahn was married to Tricia Braun, from whom he was divorced. Surviving are two sons, Avery and Julian, and another brother, Billy.
A memorial service will be later.
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