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The Sound of Philadelphia

In the 1970s, Philadelphia’s sound of Philly Soul was successful throughout the world with many groups such as the O’Jays, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes and The People’s Choice achieving hit after hit. The Sound of Philadelphia traces the origins of this Philly sound in the late sixties and early seventies featuring artists who went on to worldwide success and those who never made it out of the metropolitan area. Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the songwriters and producers responsible for most of the hits in the 70s are behind many of the songs here. Harris, Baker and Young, the team responsible for MFSB, the most successful studio band in Philadelphia as well as a hugely successful group in its own right, are also featured here. A number of tracks feature their big orchestral sound that became synonymous with Philadelphia in the 70s and later Disco. Dig in to these stellar East Coast vibes.

The Sound of Philadelphia: Funk, Soul and the Roots of Disco 1965-75 Vol.1 & Vol.2; Soul Jazz, 2001 / 2004

The Sound of Philadelphia Vol.1 The Sound of Philadelphia Vol.2

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