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Various – The Spirit Of Philadelphia 4 Ever – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems – CD EXP 54

Various – The Spirit Of Philadelphia 4 Ever – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems – CD EXP 54

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October 14th, 2016

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How Have You Been – Everett ‘Blood’ Hollins 

Love You Just As Long As I Can – Free Spirit 

Ready Willing And Able – The Temptations 

No Danger Ahead – Ben E. King 

Don’t Close The Book – The Futures 

Merry-Go-Round (Tom Moulton 12″ Mix) – Monday After 

Life is What You Make It – Tapestry 

Keeping Up With The Joneses – Billy Proctor & Love System 

All I Need – Anacostia 

Keep In Touch – The Choice Four 

Cup (Runneth Over) – Ronnie Dyson 

I Was A Lonely Man  – Philly Devotions 

Fancy Meeting You Here Baby – Lenny Welch 

I’m Ready To Give Up My Love – Final Touch 

Day After Day (Night After Night) – The Reflections 

Don’t Put Me Down – Finishing Touch 

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Love – The Tymes

The Spirit Of Philadelphia series is back with a fourth installment, a further 17 track feast of Philly gems from the music’s heyday in the 1970s. In keeping with the tradition of the series, most cuts are either rare on CD or previously unreleased in this format. These are the recordings beyond the walls of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records but involve many key musicians, arrangers and artists. At the disco end of the spectrum are three Tom Moulton mixes included here, Monday After’s “Merry-Go-Round” extremely rare on Buddah Records promo 12” unavailable commercially until now. Detailed liner notes reveal how events surrounding the Everett ‘Blood’ Hollins track lead to the birth of Chic and how Van McCoy’s music was inspired by the sound of Philadelphia. This plus soul legends including The Temptations and Ben E. King at their Philly best.

Prices include postage in the UK only. Additional charge applies if ordering from overseas.

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