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✨✧ VariousPlanter's Club Vol 3 Selected By DJ Samir – The Believer's Edition ... CD
EmArcy (Austria), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $13.99
This series is fast becoming one of our favorite collections of 70s soul ever – and it's got a groove that's unlike anything else! The Planter's Club sound is one that's laidback, yet funky – sophisticated and smooth, yet also totally righteous – a great space before the sound of 80s groove came to dominate heavily, and a mellow approach to a soulful dancefloor that was often overlooked during the disco years. Many of the tracks on the collection are by artists that you'll probably recognize, but they're also tunes that you won't know nearly as well – because they're often overlooked gems from full LP sets, and tracks that didn't break big at the time on singles. There's an approach here that's years ahead of its time – and a sound that's slightly in the mode of the Natural High collections on Warner, but somehow deeper overall. Titles include "Star In The Ghetto" by Prince Phillip Mitchell, "Why Can't We Be Lovers" by Coke Escovedo, "You & Your Baby Blues" by Solomon Burke, "I Just Tripped On A Piece Of Your Broken Heart" by Bobby Bland, "In The Mood" by Johnny Taylor, "No Matter Where" by David Ruffin, "Midnight & You" by Barry White, "One Minute From Love" by Marc Sadane, "Hang Tough" by Rockie Robbins, "There You Go" by Edwin Starr, "What You Won't Do For Love" by Roy Ayers, and "Never Gonna Stop" by Linda Clifford. CD
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VariousSpirit Of Philadelphia 2 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
A tremendous follow up to the first Spirit Of Philadelphia collection – released many years after that seminal set, and with an even farther-reaching selection of music! The first Spirit set focused on the best mellow and midtempo soul efforts of the Philly International label – but this one expands the groove even more to show the wide influence that Gamble & Huff had on the sound of Philly soul on other labels – especially the major labels, who'd begun following the indie lead in their productions by the mid 70s. There's a fair bit of work here by bigger names at the time, but all of it's got a stone Philly sound – and is either work by artists who first sprung out of the Philly scene directly, or others from different points around the country, and who'd made a trip to Philly in the 70s to record in a hipper groove! Titles include "Do You Remember Yesterday" by New York City, "Falling In Love With You" by Jimmy Ruffin, "It's Not What You Got" by Eddie Kendricks, "We Got Love" by Ben E King, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Whispers, "Can't Accept The Fact" by Gateway, "Straighten It Out" by Anglo-Saxon Brown, "Midnight Lady" by David Morris, "You Make Me Feel So Good Baby" by The Temprees, "It's Love" by The Persuaders, "In Love Again" by The Joneses, "Let's Go All The Way Down" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Walk Away From Love" by Jackie Moore, "I Don't Have Time To Worry" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, and "That's What Love Does" by Vince Montana & The Philly Sound Orchestra. CD

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