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✨✧ VariousPhiladelphia International – The Re-Edits ... CD
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great take on the sound of Philadelphia International – a double-length set of re-edits of Philly gems from years back – but all done in ways that are completely respectful to the originals! The approach here is wonderful – as warm and soulful as the Philly grooves from back in the day – but often extended and reworked slightly – the way you might have heard on a vintage 12" promo – which is even more impressive once you consider that some of these tracks never came out in that format! The choice of tracks is totally right on the money – and a great demonstration of that old school edit mode that never tried to mess with the track at all – just increase the pleasure it brought to the dancefloor – and the set features 21 very long tracks, including "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Morning Star re-edit)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Only The Strong Survive (J*Ski re-edit)" by Billy Paul, "Free Love (Victor Rosado re-edit)" by Jean Carn, "Life On Mars (DJ Mila re-edit)" by Dexter Wansel, "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now (The Noodleman re-work)" by McFadden & Whitehead, "Nights Over Egypt (Womack & TOT re-edit) by The Jones Girls, "Strategy (Touchsoul re-edit)" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Let The Dollar Circulate (Scratch N Sniff's ext re-reub)" by Billy Paul, "Darlin Darlin Baby (Deep & Disco re-work)" by The O'Jays, and "Be For Real (Tim McAllister re-edit)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. CD
 
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EbonysNation Time/I Believe ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Two nice ones from the Ebonys' rare years at Philly International. "Nation Time" is an O'Jays-esque political soul groover – of the "stand up and be counted" vein. "I Believe" is a reworking of the old Frankie Laine pop hit, transformed here into a surprisingly successful soul number. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Phyllis HymanForever With You ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1998. Used ... $19.99
... CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode.)

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Phyllis HymanI Refuse To Be Lonely ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1995. Used ... $2.99
Phyllis Hyman's last full album in the studio – and really more of a collection of unreleased material put together after her untimely early death, but a set that still stands nicely alongside most of Hyman's best work in the later years. The feel on the record is mature and powerful – almost regal at times, as if Hyman had realized her role in the soul spectrum, and had begun to record as such. Titles include "This Too Shall Pass", "I'm Truly Yours", "I'm Calling You", "I Refuse To Be Lonely", "Why Not Me", and "Give Me One Good Reason To Stay". CD
(Out of print, tray card has a cutout hole.)

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IntrudersEnergy Of Love ... CD
Philadelphia International/Intermusic (Spain), 1974. New Copy ... $10.99
A fantastic album from The Intruders – their last full record as a group, and a set that really shows all the growth they'd experienced as a harmony group in just a few short years! We love their early singles, and even their previous album for Philly International – but there's also something really special going on here – a way of hitting just the right mellow-stepping vibe to bridge the heartbreak of early ballads and some of the more sophisticated, more adult Philly modes of the 70s! Bobby Martin arranged most of the record – John Davis and Vince Montana helped out elsewhere – and the whole thing's got the blend of smoothness with fragile vocals that you'd find in the best Blue Magic material of the mid 70s – but all with that very unique vocal style that always made The Intruders so different! Titles include a funky cover of "Be Thankful for What You Got", Marvin Gaye's "Jan", and the tracks "Be On Time", "What's Easy For Two Is So Hard For One", "A Nice Girl Like You", "Energy Of Love", and "Everyone's A Star". CD
(Limited edition.)

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✨✧ Intruders/Billy PaulI'll Always Love My Mama/Only The Strong Survive/War Of The Gods (edit) ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1975/1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent Philly soul! The Intruders "I'll Always Love My Mama" is one of our favorite-ever 70 soul songs – and it's a massive groover that sounds excellent on the dancefloor, and which is also a wonderful thanks to moms all over the world! (Play it for your mama this Mother's Day, and we guarantee you won't have to send her flowers!) The cut's included here in the full version – which runs for 9:41, and has a great monologue in the middle! The flip features two great numbers from Billy Paul – his version of the Gamble/Huff classic "Only The Strong Survive", and a 30 second edit of "War Of The Gods, the part that includes that great little moogy riff that's been sampled more than a few times over the years! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Mixed Masters pressing. Label has a sticker.)

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✨✧ JacksonsJacksons ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1976. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff – and a key link between the early work of the Jackson 5 on Motown and Michael's later grooves with Quincy Jones! The Gamble/Huff team give the group a smooth sweet sound – definitely in a dancefloor mode, with some of the bassy riffs of Michael's Off The Wall album, but also with all the sweet catchy soul of earlier years – a really great blend that makes the album a great winner in the group's post-Motown years! The album includes the incredible smooth soul number "Show You The Way To Go", a killer cut that's very much in the Philly modern mode – and other tracks include "Style Of Life", "Enjoy Yourself", "Think Happy", "Blues Away", and "Living Together". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and aging.)

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✨✧ Shirley JonesAlways In the Mood ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1986. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great little set from this solo member of the Jones Girls – and one of the strongest new sets on Philly International in the 80s! Shirley delivers a warm set of sparkling modern soul tracks that really show the growth and the maturity of the Philly sound in the 80s – getting way past the simple club of the early years, and moving into a more adult mode that's helped along strongly by top-shelf production from Bunny Sigler, Dexter Wansel, Reggie Griffin, and Gamble & Huff. Titles include "She Knew About Me", "Breaking Up", "Do You Get Enough Love?", and "Always In The Mood". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear and a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Shirley JonesDo You Get Enough Love (love mix, voc)/We Can Work It Out ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1986. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
A really great number from Shirley Jones' solo career for Philly after the breakup of The Jones Girls – a sweetly smooth stepper penned by Bunny Sigler, and done with a warmly building hook that's totally great! "We Can Work It Out" isn't the Beatles' tune, but it's also nothing special either – a bit poppy overall. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Shirley JonesShe Knew About Me/I'll Do Anything For You (voc, extended) ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ Thad Jones & Mel LewisPotpourri ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good ... Out Of Stock
One of the hippest albums ever recorded by the Jones/Lewis band – oddly cut for Philadelphia International, during the height of that label's classic soul output! The group is totally great – filled with deeply soulful players like Ron Bridgewater, Cecil Bridgewater, Billy Harper, Roland Hanna, Jon Faddis, and George Mraz – and the tunes have a laidback feel that moves past the group's big band stylings, into a ream that includes some hipper mellow tracks – including a few with nice electric piano work. Quite soulful throughout – almost a Quincy Jones feel – and includes covers of "Don't You Worry Bout A Thing", "For The Love Of Money", and "Living For The City" – plus the originals "Yours & Mine", "Quiet Lady", "All My Yesterdays", and "Blues In A Minute". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ McFadden & WhiteheadAin't No Stoppin' Us Now – The Best Of The PIR Years ... CD
Philadelphia International/Edsel (UK), 1979/1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The team of McFadden & Whitehead were not only one of the best songwriting duos in the Philly International stable – they were also a great soul duo who really knew how to work the dancefloor! This 14 track compilation brings together material from their 2 albums on Philly, plus a few nice rare bits. You probably already expect their classic "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" (included here), but the set also has nice ones like "I Heard It In A Love Song", "That Lets Me Know I'm In Love", "I've Been Pushed Aside", "Love Song No 690", and "This Is My Song". Also includes 2 rarities – the version of "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now" recorded by the Superbowl-bound Philadelphia Eagles, and "Rhythm Talk", recorded by Jocko Henderson. CD
(Out of print.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBe For Real – The PIR Recordings 1972 to 1975 (I Miss You/Black & Blue/To Be True/Wake Up Everybody/bonus tracks) (3CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Soulmusic.com (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A fantastic collection – four classic Philly International albums from this legendary group – plus a CD of bonus material too! First up is I Miss You – a groundbreaking record that forever changed the course for male soul music in the 70s – a set that has the young Teddy Pendergrass fronting the Blue Notes with a sound that's completely sublime – a mix of rough and smooth, personal and polished – which really pushed the music forward strongly for generations! The strength of the record really comes through in these amazing long tracks that have Teddy speaking, then singing – "I Miss You" and "Be For Real" – delivering a message of mature, masculine power – very much in keeping with the new values that Philly International were putting forth. The whole album's great, though – a sophisticated soul masterpiece, with the tracks "Ebony Woman", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", and "Let It Be You". Next is Black & Blue – a killer batch of studio tracks, despite the live image of the group on the cover! The album's got a slightly more expansive feel than some of the other Teddy Pendergrass-era albums by The Blue Notes – almost a mini-symphony of soul, and one that takes arrangements from Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Vince Montana – and wraps the vocals up in a soaring, righteous sort of feel! The rougher, more personal Teddy Pendergrass style of I Miss You is folded a bit more into the harmonies of the rest of the group here – and the result is a powerful wave of soul that pushes The Blue Notes right to the top of the pack. The album features classics like "The Love I Lost" and "Is There A Place For Me" – plus other nice material like "Concentrate On Me", "It All Depends On You", and "I'm Weak For You". To Be True is one of the legendary classics from the Philly International years of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a time when the group was featuring the tremendous lead vocals of the great Teddy Pendergrass! The set's a stunner all the way through – one of the best Philly mixes of smooth, professional backings and deeply personal lyrics – as Teddy soars to the top of the mix with his excellent leads, and gets excellent support from the rest of the Blue Notes on harmonies – but also steps aside to make a bit of space to introduce singer Sharon Paige on one cut, who'd have a greater role in the group in years to come. The songwriting, production, and other Sigma Studios touches are sublime – and titles include "Hope That We Can Get Together Soon", "Where Are All My Friends", "Bad Luck", "To Be True", "Nobody Could Take Your Place", and "All Because Of A Woman". On Wake Up Everybody, Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. CD3 features bonus tracks – some of them nice and long – titles that include "I Miss You (live)", "Everybody's Talkin", "Bad Luck (Tom Moulton mix)", "Don't Leave Me This Way (Tom Moulton mix)", "The Love I Lost (live)", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now (live)". CD

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesBlack & Blue/Wake Up Everybody (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A pair of 70s gems from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes! Black & Blue is classic Philly soul from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a killer batch of studio tracks, despite the live image of the group on the cover! The album's got a slightly more expansive feel than some of the other Teddy Pendergrass-era albums by The Blue Notes – almost a mini-symphony of soul, and one that takes arrangements from Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Vince Montana – and wraps the vocals up in a soaring, righteous sort of feel! The rougher, more personal Teddy Pendergrass style of I Miss You is folded a bit more into the harmonies of the rest of the group here – and the result is a powerful wave of soul that pushes The Blue Notes right to the top of the pack. The album features classics like "The Love I Lost" and "Is There A Place For Me" – plus other nice material like "Concentrate On Me", "It All Depends On You", and "I'm Weak For You". On Wake Up Everybody, Teddy Pendergrass and crew get a bit more political than on earlier releases, and adopt the righteous bubbling soul groove that had put the O'Jays over the top a few years earlier – with incredible results! The title cut – "Wake Up Everybody" – would prove to be a great example of the political Philly International hit formula applied to socially conscious themes, but the record probably scored even bigger with the club crossover hit "Don't Leave Me This Way". Other tracks include "Keep On Lovin You", "Tell The World How I Feel About Cha Baby", "I'm Searching For A Love", and "You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good" – the latter two of which also feature female vocals by Sharon Paige. Bobby Martin, Norman Harris, and Ronnie Baker did the arrangements – and this was Teddy's last LP with the group. CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesCollector's Item – All Their Greatest Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International, Early 70s/1976. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Not really the Collectors Item promised by the title – but an excellent collection of work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, pulled from their earliest albums for Philly International! The set's worth it for two tracks alone – "I Miss You" and "Be For Real" – both from the first album, and both masterpieces of slow drawn-out, monologue-centered soul – the sort that Teddy Pendergrass did with the group, at a level that was way beyond other harmony soul on the east coast at the time! Other tracks are good too, and offer up the group in some upbeat, grooving modes that are equally wonderful – thanks to vocals from Teddy P! Other titles include "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Where Are All My Friends", "Bad Luck", "The Love I Lost", and "Wake Up Everybody". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Collector's Item – All Their Greatest Hits ... LP 5.99

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesCollector's Item – All Their Greatest Hits ... LP
Philadelphia International, Early 70s/1976. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Not really the Collectors Item promised by the title – but an excellent collection of work from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, pulled from their earliest albums for Philly International! The set's worth it for two tracks alone – "I Miss You" and "Be For Real" – both from the first album, and both masterpieces of slow drawn-out, monologue-centered soul – the sort that Teddy Pendergrass did with the group, at a level that was way beyond other harmony soul on the east coast at the time! Other tracks are good too, and offer up the group in some upbeat, grooving modes that are equally wonderful – thanks to vocals from Teddy P! Other titles include "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Where Are All My Friends", "Bad Luck", "The Love I Lost", and "Wake Up Everybody". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes (expanded) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Sony, 1972. Used ... $9.99
We never tire of this one – and we think it's a landmark soul LP that forever changed the face of soul music! Teddy Pendergrass is in perfect form, and he really gets into it on the album's 2 incredible long tracks – "I Miss You", and "Be For Real" – both with amazing monologues that will knock your socks off! The rest of the LP is prime Philly stuff with a sound that's a lot more soulful and less uptempo than their later ones – and tracks include the hit "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Ebony Woman", "Yesterday I Had The Blues", and "Let It Be You". CD features a bonus live version of "If You Don't Know Me By Now", from 1973! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Harold Melvin & The Blue NotesTo Be True (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the legendary classics from the Philly International years of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes – a time when the group was featuring the tremendous lead vocals of the great Teddy Pendergrass! The set's a stunner all the way through – one of the best Philly mixes of smooth, professional backings and deeply personal lyrics – as Teddy soars to the top of the mix with his excellent leads, and gets excellent support from the rest of the Blue Notes on harmonies – but also steps aside to make a bit of space to introduce singer Sharon Paige on one cut, who'd have a greater role in the group in years to come. The songwriting, production, and other Sigma Studios touches are sublime – and titles include "Hope That We Can Get Together Soon", "Where Are All My Friends", "Bad Luck", "To Be True", "Nobody Could Take Your Place", and "All Because Of A Woman". Features two bonus tracks – "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon (single version)", and "Bad Luck (Tom Moulton mix)". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ MFSBLove Is The Message ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good ... $4.99
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover and labels have a small name in pen.)
Also available Love Is The Message (with bonus tracks) ... CD 12.99

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MFSBLove Is The Message – Best Of MFSB ... CD
Philadelphia International/Legacy, 1970s. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
Groundbreaking work, and a killer piece of Philly groove! MFSB were a large conglomeration of studio players who graced some of the first big Philly hits in the 70s, and here they break out on their own in a remarkable set of pre-disco tunes that form the blueprint for the rest of the 70s dancefloor action. The set pulls tracks from most of the band's best albums of the 70s – mixing uptempo numbers with other cuts that have a surprisingly sly approach to jazzy soul. Includes the classic "TSOP", which was also the theme to Soul Train, plus a great version of "Cheaper To Keep Her", the very familiar "Love Is The Message", "Zach's Fanfare", "Freddie's Dead", "Philadelphia Freedom", "Sexy", "Poinciana", "My Mood", and "TLC". 16 cuts in all! CD

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MFSBLove Is The Message (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Big Break (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A key moment for the Philly soul scene of the 70s – and the first album to feature the MFSB backing group as a solo act on their own! The ensemble were responsible for key sounds on countless soul singles of the time – yet also find a way to soar beautifully on their own – in a sweet instrumental groove that matches the strength of Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, and which was definitely a key inspiration for the sound of the Salsoul Orchestra! There's definitely a bit of early disco in the mix, but the style's more uptempo east coast overall – that pre-disco groove that was going down in the clubs – with larger strings added to a core group of funky rhythm players. Gamble & Huff production make the whole thing sparkle, and arrangements are by Vince Montana, Bobby Martin, and Jack Faith – on titles that include "Love Is The Message", "Cheaper To Keep Her", "TSOP", "Zack's Fanfare", "Touch Me In The Morning", and "My One & Only Love". CD features bonus tracks – "Love Is The Message (single version – with Three Degrees)", "TSOP (with Three Degrees)", and "Love Is The Message (Tom Moulton mix)". CD
Also available Love Is The Message ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ MFSBMFSB – The Definitive Collection ... CD
Philadelphia International/Robinsongs (UK), Mid 70s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Massive work from this legendary group – a studio ensemble who started out backing some of the best soul singers on the Philly scene of the 70s – but who soon got the chance to shine in the spotlight on their own! The musicians are all the cream of the crop of the city's scene – many with legacies that go back to the 60s, with work in a variety of formats – coming together here in a lineup that's tight, but never slick – sharp, but always able to open up and groove! The music here begins with instrumental tracks from the pre-disco years – music that's a huge change from the rough style of 60s soul instrumentals – and which adds in more sophisticated charts, a bit of orchestrations, and other elements – while still letting all the best soulful elements come through in the mix. The 2CD package is overflowing with gems – and titles include "Zack's Fanfare", "Sexy", "Philadelphia Freedom", "KJEE", "Brothers & Sisters", "TSOP", "Love Is The Message", "Dance With Me Tonight (12" version)", "Let's Clean UP The Ghetto", "South Philly", "Back Stabbers", "The Zip", "Lay In Low", "My Mood", "Get Down With The Philly Sound", "Family Affair", "Manhattan Skyline", "Summertime", "Let's Party Down", "Mysteries Of The World", "MFSB", "Sunnin & Funnin", "Picnic In The Park", "Freddie's Dead", "Old San Juan", "Fortune Teller", "We Got The Time", and "Tell Me Why". CD

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O'Jays992 Arguments (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1972. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo. Labels have marker.)

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✨✧ O'JaysSurvival/Family Reunion (SACD multi-channel disc) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), 1975. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two Philly classics from the O'Jays – back to back on a single CD! Survival is filled with heady sounds from The O'Jays – a set that continues the more righteous side of the style they developed on early 70s Philadelphia International – a great mix of modes that sometimes has the trio sharing some of the political spirit of The Temptations with Norman Whitfield, and sometimes has the group really shining on the kind of heartbreaking ballads that are perfect for the maturing harmony style they were hitting – a mode that was light years past the group's sound just a few years before! The message cuts are mostly upbeat and grooving, and are balanced nicely with the ballads – on titles that include "Survival", "Let Me Make Love To You", "What Am I Waiting For", "Give The People What They Want", "Rich Get Richer", and "Never Break Us Up". Family Reunion is a record with a great sense of righteousness and groove – the key mix that made the O'Jays so great back in the day – and which really helped put the Philly International enterprise on the map! The album's miles from the group's simple harmony soul roots – even though those were pretty darn great – and it blends together soaring backings with a sweet Gamble/Huff finish, and really makes some magic in the way the whole thing comes off. Titles include the great mellow ballad "Stairway To Heaven", the party groovers "Livin For The Weekend" and "I Love Music" – and the cuts "Unity", "You & Me", and "She's Only A Woman". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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✨✧ O JaysTime To Get Down (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1972. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! CD

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✨✧ O'JaysBack Stabbers ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A landmark album for the O'Jays – a set that moved them from the indie ranks to 70s megasoulstatus! After years of bumping around on a variety of labels, and in a variety of styles, the group really exploded with this wonderful set – an album that has them soaring along in the righteous Philly groove of the early 70s – a sound that turned out to be a perfect foil for the trio's sublime, yet earthy harmonies. Arrangements are by some fo the best of the core Philly scene – Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Ronnie Baker, and Bobby Martin – and the album's overflowing with great tunes that completely redefine the sound of group soul in the 70s! Includes megahits "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train" – plus "Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind of People", "When The World's At Peace", "Time To Get Down", "Who Am I" and more! CD
Also available Back Stabbers ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ O'JaysCollector's Items ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Origianlly issued in the late 70s as a double LP retrospective of some of the best O'Jays tracks from their Philly years, this disc includes 14 tracks in all, including "Darlin' Darlin' Baby", "Love Train", "Back Stabbers", "I Love Music", "Give The People What They Want", "For The Love Of Money", and lots lots more! The sound of a generation, and nearly every cut's a winner! CD

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✨✧ O'JaysFamily Reunion ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great sense of righteousness and groove – the key mix that made the O'Jays so great back in the day – and which really helped put the Philly International enterprise on the map! The album's miles from the group's simple harmony soul roots – even though those were pretty darn great – and it blends together soaring backings with a sweet Gamble/Huff finish, and really makes some magic in the way the whole thing comes off. Titles include the great mellow ballad "Stairway To Heaven", the party groovers "Livin For The Weekend" and "I Love Music" – and the cuts "Unity", "You & Me", and "She's Only A Woman". CD

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✨✧ O'JaysIdentify Yourself ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their mellower side – kicking back in a warm and sophisticated mode that really shows the Philly sound growing up at the end of the 70s. Ballad highlights include the mellow stepper "Hurry Up & Come Back", plus "Forever Mine" and "I Want You Here With Me" – and more uptempo cuts include "So Nice I Tried It Twice", "One In A Million", and "Sing A Happy Song". CD
(Out of print, Capitol/CEMA Special Markets pressing.)

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✨✧ O'JaysIdentify Yourself ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The O'Jays keep on going strong – hitting a smooth mellow Philly vibe that takes them away from the style of their mid 70s hits! The sound here is a bit more uptempo than on the previous album So Full Off Love – but the group are still also really using the time to explore their mellower side – kicking back in a warm and sophisticated mode that really shows the Philly sound growing up at the end of the 70s. Ballad highlights include the mellow stepper "Hurry Up & Come Back", plus "Forever Mine" and "I Want You Here With Me" – and more uptempo cuts include "So Nice I Tried It Twice", "One In A Million", and "Sing A Happy Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ O'JaysLove Fever ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1985. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the last albums from the legendary Philly International run by the O'Jays – recorded in a style that clearly shows influences from the 80s modes of the time, but which also still lets the group sparkle nicely on trademark harmonies! Even though Love Fever starts out a bit clunky – with a few cuts that have those 80s drums that bang at the bottom a bit too much, and almost obscure the vocals– as the set moves on, the voices really dominate, and start to shine on a nice batch of lesser-known later numbers. Titles include "Can't Slow Down", "Dollar Bill", "All Eyes On Africa", "We're Still Together", "What A Woman", "Love Fever", "What Good Are These Arms Of Mine", and "I Wanna Be With You Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ O'JaysShip Ahoy ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul (ala The Temptations), fused with the warmer more sophisticated styles of the Philly sound! The blend is perfect – and has a way of getting the message from the underground right into the living room – and a bit onto the charts as well! From the image on the cover – which features the group in a slave ship setting – to politics of tracks like "Don't Call Me Brother", "For The Love Of Money", "Put Your Hands Together", and "This Air That I Breathe", the record's an extremely unified effort – kind of to the O'Jays what What's Going On was to Marvin Gaye. Other titles include "You Got Your Hooks In Me", "Now That We Found Love", and "People Keep Tellin Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has adhesive residue along the seams.)
Also available Ship Ahoy (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD 4.99

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O'JaysShip Ahoy (expanded version – with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy ... $4.99 6.99
A pivotal album from The O'Jays – and an undeniable Philly classic! The record was the third the group cut for the Philadelphia International label – but it was really the first one that pushed their strong righteous soul agenda, sort of a mix of message-oriented lyrics and heavy soul (ala The Temptations), fused with the warmer more sophisticated styles of the Philly sound! The blend is perfect – and has a way of getting the message from the underground right into the living room – and a bit onto the charts as well! From the image on the cover – which features the group in a slave ship setting – to politics of tracks like "Don't Call Me Brother", "For The Love Of Money", "Put Your Hands Together", and "This Air That I Breathe", the record's an extremely unified effort – kind of to the O'Jays what What's Going On was to Marvin Gaye. Other titles include "You Got Your Hooks In Me", "Now That We Found Love", and "People Keep Tellin Me". Includes bonus track "Put Your Hands Together" – recorded live in London. CD

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✨✧ O'JaysSo Full Of Love ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of modern soul that shows The O'Jays working in a style that would become their dominant mode for the next decade – not as upbeat and club-oriented as in the mid 70s years, with a sweet, sophisticated modern soul approach that really let the group grow stylistically. Mellow cuts like "Brandy" and "Cry Together" have a warm, supple, and sexy sound that never would have shown up on earlier records – and they're offset by some more upbeat numbers, like the seminal groover "Use Ta Be My Girl" – a tune that virtually became the theme for the second half of the group's career at Philly International! Other tracks include "This Time Baby", "Take Me To The Stars", and "Strokety Stroke". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ O'JaysSo Full Of Love ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A masterpiece of modern soul that shows The O'Jays working in a style that would become their dominant mode for the next decade – not as upbeat and club-oriented as in the mid 70s years, with a sweet, sophisticated modern soul approach that really let the group grow stylistically. Mellow cuts like "Brandy" and "Cry Together" have a warm, supple, and sexy sound that never would have shown up on earlier records – and they're offset by some more upbeat numbers, like the seminal groover "Use Ta Be My Girl" – a tune that virtually became the theme for the second half of the group's career at Philly International! Other tracks include "This Time Baby", "Take Me To The Stars", and "Strokety Stroke". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Billy Paul360 Degrees Of Billy Paul/War Of The Gods ... CD
Philadelphia International/Vocalion (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Two ultra-hip albums from Billy Paul – back to back in a single set! First up is 360 Degrees Of Billy Paul – a record that features Billy Paul at the height of his powers – able to capture the ears of the crossover audience, yet still stay very strongly on message – all with this righteous power that maybe makes Billy one of the hippest mainstream soul stars of the 70s! Gamble & Huff are at the helm, and arrangements at Sigma Sound are by Lenny Pakula, Norman Harris, and Bobby Martin – but throughout the whole thing, it's Billy's delivery that really sends the record over the top – the new sense of maturity he brings to the huge hit "Me & Mrs Jones", the funky vibe of "Am I Black Enough For You", and the wealth of great work on tracks that include "I'm Gonna Make It This Time", "I'm Just A Prisoner", "Brown Baby", and "Let's Stay Together". A masterpiece of sophisticated soul that not only had Billy crossing over big, but which opened whole new doors in the market for black male singers! War Of The Gods is a stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a deeper sense of spirituality, and long experience as a sophisticated vocalist. This album's one of his most sublime efforts – kind of a quasi-spiritual record with a similar high-concept approach to some of Marvin Gaye's work from the same time – really righteous, in ways that the Philly label didn't always hit – and which really goes past even most of Billy's already hip previous efforts. Gamble and Huff produced and wrote most of the record – including the two long tracks that make up side one, "I See The Light" and "War Of The Gods", the latter of which starts out slow and moody, then breaks out into a club groove. Other titles include the more standard soul tune "The Whole Town's Talking", plus "Thanks For Saving My Life" and "Peace Holy Peace". CD
(Hybrid Super Audio CD pressing – also works on standard CD players!)

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Billy PaulBest Of Billy Paul ... CD
Philadelphia International/CBS, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
10 tracks that cover a lot of the mode that Billy worked in at Philly. Titles include "Love Buddies", "Let's Make A Baby", "Thanks For Saving My Life", "Let 'Em In", "Me & Mrs Jones", "Am I Black Enough For You", "How Good Is Your Game", "Be Truthful To Me", "This Is Your Life", and "Billy's Back Home". CD

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Billy PaulOnly The Strong Survive ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... $4.99
Although Jerry Butler had the first hit with "Only The Strong Survive" – way back in the late 60s, when Gamble & Huff were using his career to first forge their new ideas of Philly soul, Billy Paul does a great job with the cut here, taking it into a smooth modern mode that worked great in the clubs and on the radio. The rest of the record's great, too – and has a mellow sexy style that shows him moving past the early 70s years, but still keeping that frank and mature quality to his vocals that always made his work so compelling. Other tracks include "Everybody's Breaking Up", "The Times Of Our Lives", "Where I Belong", "Sooner Or Later", and a soulful version of "Takin' It To The Streets". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a tracklist sticker and gold promo stamp on the back.)

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✨✧ Billy PaulSuper Hits ... CD
Philadelphia International/Epic, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Billy PaulWar Of The Gods ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1974. Very Good Gatefold ... $8.99
A stone treasure from one of the greatest soul singers of the 70s – and a set you'll regularly find in the coolest of record collections from back in the day! Billy Paul was always one of the hippest talents on Philly International – mixing together soul and jazz influences with a deeper sense of spirituality, and long experience as a sophisticated vocalist. This album's one of his most sublime efforts – kind of a quasi-spiritual record with a similar high-concept approach to some of Marvin Gaye's work from the same time – really righteous, in ways that the Philly label didn't always hit – and which really goes past even most of Billy's already hip previous efforts. Gamble and Huff produced and wrote most of the record – including the two long tracks that make up side one, "I See The Light" and "War Of The Gods", the latter of which starts out slow and moody, then breaks out into a club groove. Other titles include the more standard soul tune "The Whole Town's Talking", plus "Thanks For Saving My Life" and "Peace Holy Peace". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has an unglued bottom seam and some heavy wear at the spine.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassEssential Teddy Pendergrass ... CD
Philadelphia International/Legacy, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive collection of work by one of the greatest soul singers of all time – the amazing Teddy Pendergrass, an artist who really helped raise soul music to a new level back in the 70s! This collection mostly features work from Teddy's key years as a solo act in the late 70s and early 80s for Philly International – but it also includes some of his sublime early sides with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and a few titles from his 80s years on Elektra. All tracks are newly remastered, with really wonderful sound – and the package also features full notes on each track, liner notes, and rare photos too. 28 tracks in all – including "I Don't Love You Anymore", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "And If I Had", "Love TKO", "You're My Latest Greatest Inspiration", "The Love I Lost", "Nine Times Out Of Ten", "If You Don't Know Me By Now", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Come Go With Me", "Close The Door", "It's Time For Love", "Feel The Fire", "Only You", "Bad Luck", "Joy", "This Gift Of Life", and "I Want My Baby Back". CD
(Out of print, small cutout hole through case.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassGreatest Slow Jams ... CD
Right Stuff/Philadelphia International, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic smooth soul from Teddy P – recorded in the years after he'd left Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, when he was recording some of the finest sensual soul ever! The set's got a total of 12 tracks in all, most of them some of Teddy's best numbers – like "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Turn Off The Lights", "It's Time For Love", "Love TKO", "It Don't Hurt Now", "Somebody Told Me", "And If I Had", "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me", and "Can't We Try". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassHeaven Only Knows ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1983. Near Mint- ... Out Of Stock
Teddy Pendergrass' last album for Philly International – showcasing a warmer Teddy than ever before – one who glides along with a majestic, mature approach to his music – in a way that shows that Pendergrass was as good an interpreter of ballads and mellow cuts as he formerly was of more club-driven tunes. A few tracks on the album still hit a nice midtempo groove, but there's a mellower feel here overall – one that has the aging Teddy setting a sound that other singers would steal heavily in the decade to come. Titles include "Just Because You're Mine", "Crazy About Your Love", "Judge For Yourself", "Life Is For Living", "Heaven Only Knows", and "Don't Ever Stop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLife Is A Song Worth Singing ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sublime solo material from the great Teddy Pendergrass – the kind of record that instantly proves that his departure from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes was a great idea, as the man alone is even more of a power to be reckoned with! The set's a cornerstone in that great second wave of Philly soul from Gamble & Huff – that point when the rest of the world was picking up on the disco grooves they forged earlier in the 70s, and they went for a more adult, more sophisticated style with singers like Teddy, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, and others. The whole thing's perfect – and nicely balances between mellow moments and groovers – with gems that include the always-great "Close The Door", the massive "When Somebody Loves You Back", and other cuts that include "Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Cold Cold World", and "It Don't Hurt Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a lighty bent corner.)

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Teddy PendergrassLife Is A Song Worth Singing (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philadelphia International, 1978. Used ... $7.99
Sublime solo material from the great Teddy Pendergrass – the kind of record that instantly proves that his departure from Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes was a great idea, as the man alone is even more of a power to be reckoned with! The set's a cornerstone in that great second wave of Philly soul from Gamble & Huff – that point when the rest of the world was picking up on the disco grooves they forged earlier in the 70s, and they went for a more adult, more sophisticated style with singers like Teddy, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, and others. The whole thing's perfect – and nicely balances between mellow moments and groovers – with gems that include the always-great "Close The Door", the massive "When Somebody Loves You Back", and other cuts that include "Get Up Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Cold Cold World", and "It Don't Hurt Now". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "Get Down Get Funky (disco version)" and "Only You (single version)". CD
(Legacy Recordings' Total Soul Classics edition – with 2 bonus tracks. Sticker over barcode.)

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Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassLive Coast To Coast ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1979. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Teddy Pendergrass follows up the style of Lou Rawls' double live album for Philly International – and goes for a very similar mix of modes that showcases all his charm and soulful spirit! The 2LP set features material recorded in both Philly and LA – with a fair bit of Teddy's working the audience along with the tunes. And as an added bonus, side 4 of the album also features radio interview material with Teddy, plus a few new studio tracks for the set – a nice addition, but one that also makes us wonder why, after 2 locations of live recording, they couldn't get together enough concert material for the record! Titles include "Life Is A Song Worth Singing", "Only You", "Turn Off The Lights", "Do Me", "Close The Door", "Come Go With Me", "Where Did All The Lovin Go", "Get UP Get Down Get Funky Get Loose", "When Somebody Loves You Back", "Shout & Scream", "It's You I Love", and "LA Rap". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has light wear and splittin in the spine.)
Also available Live Coast To Coast ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Teddy PendergrassTeddy ... CD
Philadelphia International/Right Stuff, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Proof that Teddy Pendergrass was a fantastic solo act – and some of the most godlike work that he ever recorded! The record shows Teddy moving into territory all his own – with wonderfully smooth quiet storm arrangements offsetting the deeply soulful vocals he forged with Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This one's perhaps the ultimate Teddy Pendergrass album of all time – as it features the incredible track "Come Go With Me", which kicks off the album, and which has some of the most sublime backings we've ever heard on a mellow soul cut! Other killers include "Turn Off The Lights", "Life Is A Circle", and "Do Me". CD

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Lou RawlsShades Of Blue ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Near Mint- ... $2.99
One of Lou Rawls' last albums for Philly International, and a really nice departure from the style of Lou's earlier hits for the label. It's got a sophisticated jazzy mode that has Rawls often singing with sparer piano backings than the fuller strings of the late 70s – in a way that's sort of a return to the jazziness of some of his roots. A number of tracks are standards or familiar 70s numbers, done in modes that run from bluesy soul to mellower jazz vocals. Titles include "Did You Ever Love A Woman", "A Cottage For Sale", "Be Anything", "Think", and "I Go Crazy". LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsUnmistakably Lou ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest records ever by Lou Rawls – if only for one cut! That's the amazing "See You When I Get There", which starts with a Fender Rhodes riff over a hard thumping beat – while Lou does this little monologue about calling his woman at home. Then strings sweep in, the groove gets harder, and Lou sings a great song about the pride of being a middle class guy with a great home to come home to! Many other tracks are a bit more mellow – and titles include "It's Our Anniversary Today", "Some Folks Never Learn", and the wonderful two-stepper "Some Day You'll Be Old". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring and edge wear with some discoloration.)

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✨✧ Lou RawlsWhen You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
The move to Philly International did wonders for Lou's career – and there's no denying that the smooth soul sound of Gamble and Huff worked perfectly with his rich vocal style! The "classy" setting took Lou to a whole new level, while also providing a good force for his still-soulful vocals to work a lot harder than in earlier years. This album's got a few of Lou's best tracks from the era – including the semi-hit "Lady Love", and the nice groover "Dollar Green". Other titles include "That Would Do It For Me", "There Will Be Love", "Trade Winds", and "I Wish It Were Yesterday". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some discoloration.)

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✨✧ SilkMidnight Dancer (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/PTG (Netherlands), 1979. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer soul album from Philly – and one that often gets overlooked! The group's a smooth harmony combo with a nice modern finish – perfectly showing the mode that Philly was hitting after the disco years, one that would show that Gamble & Huff still had their ears open to new and sophisticated sounds in music. The record features the excellent mellow groover "I Can't Stop (Turning You On)", plus other nice ones that are more uptempo – like "Midnight Dancer", "Get On Up", "Keep Dancin", and "Love's Gonna Get You In The End". This CD edition includes a bonus track: "Midnight Dancer (Special Disco Version)". CD

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Three Degrees/MFSBThree Degrees & MFSB Show ... LP
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1974. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A Japanese release, with the unusual tune "Midnight Train", and a Japanese version of "When Will I See You Again" – plus "Dirty Ol Man", "Freddie's Dead", "TSOP", "Touch Me In The Morning", "Back Stabbers", "A Woman Needs A Good Man", "Love Is The Message", and "Year Of Decision". Creepy cover too! LP, Vinyl record album
(With obi and insert.)

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Dexter WanselLife On Mars – 45s Collection (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
A special four track, double 7" single version of Life On Mars – fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground" and "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dexter WanselVoyager ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1978. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Dexter Wansel keeps up the space jazz funk groove that was begun on Life On Mars – with those fat, thumping bass lines, elastic lead guitar, atmospheric soul vocals and loads and loads of keys – spatial work on Rhodes, Moogs and ARPs! It's all done in a funky style not always heard on Philly! Dexter arranged and produced just about everything – and cuts include "All Night Long", "Voyager", "Solutions", "Latin Love", and "Time Is The Teacher". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Kenny & Johnny WhiteheadI Jumped Out Of My Skin (extended)/Don't You Know You Let Me Down ... 12-inch
Philadelphia International, 1986. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Johnny WilliamsIt's So Wonderful/Love Don't Rub Off ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International, 1971. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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✨✧ VariousSound Of Philadelphia Vol 1 ... LP
Philadelphia International/Sony (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A sweet little set of classic 70s Philly – an excellent collection of music that came from the groundbreaking label Philadelphia International – who forever changed the face of soul music in the 70s! There's nothing too obscure or offbeat here – and instead, the collection focuses mostly on the massive crossover tracks produced by the pair back in the day – the landmark soul that not only redefined the sound of Philly, but also the 70s as well! And while most of this material has been on the market often over the years, it's still pretty darn nice to see it all clustered together in one place. Most titles are the full-length album versions – and titles include "Let's Groove" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Show You The Way To Go" by The Jacksons, "When Will I See You Again" by Three Degrees, "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead, "TSOP" by MFSB, "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Don't Let It Go To Your Head" by Jean Carn, "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel, "Nights Over Egypt" by The Jones Girls, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Lou Reed, "The Whole Town's Laughing At Me" by Teddy Pendergrass, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Me & Mrs Jones" by Billy Paul, and "Love Train" by The O'Jays. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Jean CarneDon't Let It Go To Your Head – The Jean Carne Anthology ... CD
Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
A fantastic tribute to the great Jean Carne – a singer who started out in jazz, working with then-husband Doug Carn on spiritual sessions and drummer Norman Connors on his soulful sides of the 70s – then shifted over to the Philadelphia International label, where she really helped Philly soul find new direction moving into the 80s! Jean always brings all the sophistication of her roots into her music – making her way more than just another soul singer, and instead a vocalist with a great range of expression that has her opening up in just the right way, no matter what the setting. This excellent collection is filled with classics from her years on Philadelphia International, and also includes some rare 12" mixes and duets with other artists too. Titles include "Free Love", "No Laughing Matter", "Don't Let It Go To Your Head", "You Can't Come Back Now", "There's A Shortage Of Good Men", "Time Waits For No One", "Lonely Girl In A Cold Cold World", "Bet Your Lucky Star", We Got Some Catchin Up To Do", "When I Find You Love", "Was That All It Was (12" mix)", "What's On Your Mind (12" mix)", "Revelation/Infant Eyes", "Mystic Stranger", "Completeness", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" – plus "I'm Back For More" with Al Johnson, "Sweet & Wonderful" with Glenn Jones, "You Might Be Surprised" with Roy Ayers, "Love Is Beautiful" and "Dreams Of Tomorrow" with Dexter Wansel, "Keep In Touch" and "The Look Of Love" with Grover Washington, and "Dindi", "Love's In Your Corner", and "Valentine Love" with Norman Connors. CD

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✨✧ Jean CarneJean Carne Sings Philadelphia ... CD
Society Hill, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic tribute to Philly soul – put together by a lady whose classic work helped make the city sound so great! Jean Carne really rose to fame with her Philadelphia International recordings of the late 70s – and helped the label usher in a new level of hip, sophisticated soul that set a whole new standard at the time. And here, Jean looks back not only at those years, but also some other slices of Philly music too – aided and abetted by the great Butch Ingram, whose classic style of production and arranging give the whole record a vibe that's not too different than some of Jean's best work in the 80s. Along the way, Carne gets a bit of help from Don Juan, Glenn Leonard, and Johnny Ingram – on titles that include "What's Come Over Me", "Infant Eyes", "Give It Up", "Bye Bye Baby", "Spirit Of Love", "One Million Miles From The Ground". "Do You Get Enough Love", "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love", and "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon". CD

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✨✧ O'JaysO'Jays In Philadelphia (Neptune pressing) ... LP
Neptune, 1970. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
Fantastic early O'Jays! The album's the first to feature the group meeting up with the Gamble/Huff team – a significant shift from their earlier work on Imperial, with a style that still retains all the vocal hardness of those days, but which makes a shift into a sweeter soaring soul groove! The move had been taken with similar success by Jerry Butler and Archie Bell & The Drells – and although the sound's a lot different than the group's later work for Philly International, it's a sign that they're really finding their voice, and a style that would push them to the top! Titles include "I Should Be Your Lover", "One Night Affair", "Deeper", "Just Can't Get Enough", "I've Got The Groove", and "You're The Best Thing Since Candy" – and arrangements are by Bobby Martin, Thom Bell, and Richard Rome. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small peeled spot along the opening.)
 
 
 



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