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MFSB/Three Degrees/Billy Paul/O'JaysGolden Gate Groove – The Sound Of Philadelphia Live 1973 (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1973. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
The setting is the Golden Gate, but the sound is pure Philly International – a rare early live performance from the label, featuring some of its key vocal heavyweights working here with live accompaniment from MFSB! Although the instrumental group backed Philly artists often in the studio, this 1973 concert marks the only time they worked live with the singers – in a stunning showcase for the young label, performed as part of a Columbia Records convention in San Francisco! Given the setting, and the uniqueness of the whole event, the release of this rare material is a treasure for soul fans of many generations – a rare addition to the amazing run of music the label first started giving us at the time. The set begins with MFSB doing a version of "Freddie's Dead" – then runs into Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes singing "I Miss You", "The Love I Lost", and "If You Don't Know Me By Now" – followed by Three Degrees on "I Didn't Know" and "Dirty Ol Man". MFSB then follow with "TSOP", then Billy Paul sings "East" and "Me & Mrs Jones", and the set ends with The O'Jays on "Love Train", "Sunshine", "Back Stabbers", and "When The World's At Peace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Three DegreesGold (3CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Crimson (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $11.99
A great collection of work from the Three Degrees – a female soul group who really found a way to move the music forward after the girl group years of the 60s! The trio had recorded previously, in a somewhat more standard style of Philly soul – but during the 70s they hooked up with the studio genius of Gamble & Huff, and managed to make some really amazing music that forever helped transform the style of female soul on the dancefloor! Their vocals are a perfect match for the soaring strings and lively rhythms of the Philly International groove – and the cuts are as sweet as they are grooving – a magical balance that few other groups could strike this well. This 3CD set is overflowing with great work – two tracks of regular cuts for Philly International, including work with MFSB – and a full CD with 10 more rare tracks – longer versions, single cuts, and live material. 40 tracks in all – with titles that include "Dirty Ol Man", "Woman In Love", "The Runner", "Jump The Gun", "Golden Lady", "Red Light", "Out Of Love Again", "Bodycheck", "Magic In The Air", "TSOP", "Love Is The Message", "Take Good Care Of Yourself", "La Chanson Populaire", "Giving Up Giving In", "My Simple Heart", "Free Ride (live)", "Starlight (long version)", "The Runner (extra long version)", "Love Train (live)", "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me (live)", and "Living For The City/For The Love Of Money (live)". CD

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✨✧ Three Degrees/MFSBThree Degrees & MFSB Show ... LP
Philadelphia International/Sony (Japan), 1974. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Includes the insert. Cover has some ring and edge wear, bumped corners, and a small mark and some remnants from sticker removal on front.)
 
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Gloria GaynorNever Can Say Goodbye (with bonus tracks) ... CD
MGM/BBR (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
The start of a very successful run for Gloria Gaynor – a seminal bit of crossover 70s soul – one that perfectly linked the dancefloor with the airwaves, and managed to take on more than a few living rooms as well! Gloria's not entirely in full blown disco-diva mode yet, and works here with a soaring Philly-styled groove – of the sort you'd hear with groups like First Choice or Three Degrees – almost grounded a bit in earlier female soul, especially in the vocals and overall changes in the grooves – yet sparkled up plenty with some fuller, richer 70s arrangements. Those are handled by Norman Harris and Harold Wheeler – who do plenty to warm up the production by Meco – and the set includes the stunning 6 minute version of Gloria's big hit "Never Can Say Goodbye", plus "All I Need Is Your Sweet Lovin", "We Belong Together", "Real Good People", "Honey Bee", and "Reach Out I'll Be There". CD features lots of bonus tracks, too – "Honeybee (Columbia single version)", "Honey Bee (MGM single version)", "All It Took Boy Was Losing You", "Come Tonight", "Never Can Say Goodbye (single version)", "Reach Out I'll Be There (single version)", and "We Just Can't Make It". CD

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VariousBest Of Philadelphia International Records ... LP
Philadelphia International/Legacy, 1970s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.98
A soaring set of classics from one of the greatest soul labels of all time – the Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff powerhouse of Philadelphia International Records – home to a huge amount of music that was as important to the 70s as Motown was to the 60s! Philly International opened the door for a new level of maturity, class, and sophistication in soul – all while still allowing for plenty of groove, too – not just in the crossover cuts that made the label huge during the disco years, but also in the work that preceded and followed that era, when PIR was always one step ahead of the crowd, thanks to a killer batch of studio musicians recording in the Sigma Sound studio in Philly. This set brings together some of the best moments from the label's biggest years – titles that include "I'll Always Love My Mama (part 1)" by The Intruders, "Ain't No Stoppin Us Now" by McFadden & Whitehead, "Back Stabbers" by The O'Jays, "The Love I Lost (part 1)" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Me & Mrs Jones" by Billy Paul, "When Will I See You Again" by Three Degrees, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" by Lou Rawls, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "If Only You Knew" by Patti Labelle, and "TSOP" by MFSB. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLadies Choice – The Pen Of Swan Records (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Swan/Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99
A wonderful collection of work from Swan Records – the legendary Philly indie who was one of the city's first great sources of rock, pop, and soul – presented here in a special focus on female artists who recorded for the label! The package has some very well-chosen cuts – as a number of these were issued only as promo singles, which makes the whole thing essential even if you've got other Swan work in your collection – and even better as an introduction to girl singers and groups who were first beginning to forge the Philly sound! Titles include "Ladies Choice" by Patty Saturday, "Laughin" by Ginger Davis & The Snaps, "My Special Boy" by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch" by The Tomboys, "Where Is Johnny Now" by The Sapphires, "Nothin Much Tom Cat" by Ruth & Sherry, "He's Mine" by The Swans, "Hang It Up" by Joy Dawn, "Gonna Find The Right Boy" by Audrey Slo, "When He Comes Along" by The McKinleys, and the unissued cut "Bongos On The Beach" by The Three Degrees. CD
Also available Ladies Choice – The Pen Of Swan Records (mono blue vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP 25.99

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VariousLadies Choice – The Pen Of Swan Records (mono blue vinyl pressing) (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Swan/Sundazed, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $25.99
A wonderful collection of work from Swan Records – the legendary Philly indie who was one of the city's first great sources of rock, pop, and soul – presented here in a special focus on female artists who recorded for the label! The package has some very well-chosen cuts – as a number of these were issued only as promo singles, which makes the whole thing essential even if you've got other Swan work in your collection – and even better as an introduction to girl singers and groups who were first beginning to forge the Philly sound! Titles include "Ladies Choice" by Patty Saturday, "Laughin" by Ginger Davis & The Snaps, "My Special Boy" by Kathy Lynn & The Playboys, "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch" by The Tomboys, "Where Is Johnny Now" by The Sapphires, "Nothin Much Tom Cat" by Ruth & Sherry, "He's Mine" by The Swans, "Hang It Up" by Joy Dawn, "Gonna Find The Right Boy" by Audrey Slo, "When He Comes Along" by The McKinleys, and the unissued cut "Bongos On The Beach" by The Three Degrees. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ladies Choice – The Pen Of Swan Records (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... CD 15.99

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VariousPhiladelphia Classics (with bonus track) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Legacy, Mid 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A classic collection of hits from Philly International – issued at the height of the label's popularity, and featuring some of the biggest tracks from the years 1973 to 1975! 8 tracks in all, including "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders, "Love Train" by The O'Jays, "Dirty Ol Man" by Three Degrees, "I Love Music" by The O'Jays, "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, "Love Is The Message" by MFSB, "TSOP" by MFSB, and "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes. This version also includes the bonus track "Do It Any Way You Wanna" by People's Choice. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Jones GirlsAt Peace With Woman ... LP
Philadelphia International, 1980. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Classic Jones Girls for Philly! The record's a landmark album in the shift from Philly disco to sophisticated modern – and the smooth tight vocals of The Jones Girls are to the latter half of Philly what the runaway singing of Three Degrees were to the early half. Includes their excellent remake of the Stylistics' "Children of the Night" – which has a cool sample riff on the intro – plus the cuts "I Just Love The Man", "When I'm Gone", "At Peace With Woman", and "Back In the Day". One of the best female records on Philly International, and with excellent work by Dexter Wansel and Kenny Gamble! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ PatatoLegend Of Cuban Percussion ... CD
Six Degrees, 2000. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Although suffering from a "bit of the Buena Vista" in presentation and packaging, this set is still a great tribute to Cuban percussionist Patato Valdes – a player who moved to America in the 50s, and helped shape the sound and scene of New York Latin tremendously over the next three decades. The set's got a nice rootsy feel, and it features work from 2 different albums that Patato released during the mid 90s – titled Ritmo y Candela vols 1 and 2 – now out of print, and featuring a nice range of Latin jazz players, both young and old. Tracks include "Senor Blues", "Son De Patato", "San Francisco Tiene Su Propio Son", "Luz", "Yo Tengo Ritmo", and "Descarga En Faux". CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and a mark through the barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousReady Or Not – Thom Bell Philly Soul Arrangements & Productions 1965 to 1978 ... CD
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Sublime soul from the great Thom Bell – one of our favorite arranger, producer, songwriters of all time – and a talent who really helped push the Philly soul scene much farther than most during the 70s! Bell was trained as a classical pianist as a kid – which might explain part of his ear for a special sort of tune – but by the time of this work, he was neck-deep in the soul scene – and working with a fantastic track record for bringing the best out of a very wide variety of artists! Bell was especially great with groups – he helped more than a few really stretch out their wings and grow – but as you'll hear here, Thom also handled a fantastic range of music in Philly studios – all with magnificent touches that really set the tunes apart from the rest – French horns, harpsichord, and especially that twangy sitar sound that worked so well with a harmony ballad. The set's got 23 tracks in all, and a massive set of notes on the man and his music – with titles that include "What I See" by Three Degrees, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "You've Been Untrue" by The Delfonics, "Moody Woman" by Jerry Butler, "Something For Nothing" by MFSB, "One Man Band" by Ronnie Dyson, "Close The Door" by Teddy Pendergrass, "Life Is A Song Worth Singing" by Johnny Mathis, "Look The Other Way" by Lesley Gore, "What Kind Of Lady" by Dee Dee Sharp, "It's The Same Old Love" by The Courtship, "Do You Remember Yesterday" by The Intruders, "Track Of The Cat" by Dionne Warwick, and "I Wanna Be A Free Girl" by Dusty Springfield. CD
 
 
 



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