Sound of Philadelphia [Movie Play]

The Sound of Philadelphia [Movie Play]

     
 
The Sound of Philadelphia is a two-disc collection of the R&B and soul music that Philadelphia was putting out in the '70s. What is most interesting about this collection is how much of the music was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the two men who crafted the Philadelphia sound as it was developing. Their driving beats and orchestrated backgrounds laid

Overview

The Sound of Philadelphia is a two-disc collection of the R&B and soul music that Philadelphia was putting out in the '70s. What is most interesting about this collection is how much of the music was produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the two men who crafted the Philadelphia sound as it was developing. Their driving beats and orchestrated backgrounds laid the foundation for disco, and those early roots are apparent on many of these tracks. There is some obscure music to be found on here, but mostly it consists of fairly well-known hits. Highlights include the O'Jays' joyous "Love Train," the sultry and sensual "Lady Marmalade" (by Labelle), Harold Melvin's passionate "If You Don't Know Me by Now," and MFSB's groovy funk fest, "Family Affair." Anyone curious about what Philadelphia's contribution to the R&B and funk genres, as well as the music that would go on to become disco, should give this album a listen. This is a great sampler of a scene that never quite got the same respect as Memphis or Detroit did around the same time.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2002
Label:
Double Platinum
UPC:
8712177030736
catalogNumber:
102017
Rank:
34589

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Love Train
  2. Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
  3. Do It Any Way You Wanna
  4. Dirty Ol' Man
  5. Only the Strong Survive
  6. You Are Everything
  7. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
  8. Shout
  9. I Love Music
  10. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
  11. Lady Marmalade (Voulez-Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Coir?)
  12. The Soul City Walk
  13. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
  14. Let 'Em In
  15. Hold Back the Night

Disc 2

  1. Let's Clean Up the Ghetto
  2. Back Stabbers
  3. Love Epidemic
  4. Me and Mrs. Jones
  5. Year of Decision
  6. Ms. Grace
  7. Don't Leave Me This Way
  8. You Make Me Feel Brand New
  9. Family Affair
  10. Your Song
  11. When Will I See You Again
  12. Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People
  13. (Win, Place or Show) She's a Winner
  14. Zing Went the Strings of My Heart
  15. If You Don't Know Me by Now

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Intruders   Track Performer
Labelle   Track Performer
Billy Paul   Track Performer
Lou Rawls   Track Performer
Stylistics   Track Performer
Three Degrees   Track Performer
Trammps   Track Performer
O'Jays   Track Performer
MFSB   Track Performer
Tymes   Track Performer
McFadden & Whitehead   Track Performer
People's Choice   Track Performer
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes   Track Performer
Archie Bell & the Drells   Track Performer

Technical Credits

John Lee Hooker   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Russ Freeman   Composer
Richard Lloyd   Liner Notes
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Victor Carstarphen   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
O'Kelly Isley   Composer
Ronald Isley   Composer
Rudolph Isley   Composer
Gene McFadden   Composer
John Whitehead   Composer
Richard Loyd   Liner Notes
James Hanley   Composer

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