Tag: Philadelphia International Records

Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

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Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me by Now”

Alright, I admit it. There’s more Philly Soul covered in this column than music from any other soul capitol. There are a few reasons...

Dee Dee Sharp

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Dee Dee Sharp, “Ride!”

Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul...

The Ebonys

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Soul Serenade: The Ebonys, “You’re the Reason Why”

The Ebonys had some chart success but never quite got the break they needed to really break through...

Bunny Sigler

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Soul Serenade: Bunny Sigler, “Let The Good Times Roll & Feel So Good”

A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in '67...

People's Choice

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Soul Serenade: People’s Choice, “Do It Any Way You Wanna”

The funky People's Choice scored big in '71 and bigger in '75...

McFadden & Whitehead

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Soul Serenade: McFadden & Whitehead, “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now”

In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own...

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Soul Serenade: Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones”

Billy Paul's career was not limited to one hit single...

Soul Serenade - Intruders

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Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game”

The Intruders weren't the biggest but they were the first for Gamble & Huff...

Soul Serenade - Jerry Butler

Ken Shane's Soul Serenade, Music

Soul Serenade: Jerry Butler, “A Brand New Me”

One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?...

Soul Serenade - Barbara Mason

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Soul Serenade: Barbara Mason, “Yes, I’m Ready”

Barbara Mason had an early Philly Soul hit in '65...

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Soul Serenade: The Intruders, “Together”

The Intruders were one of the most important groups in soul music history....

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Soul Serenade: The Three Degrees, “When Will I See You Again”

The Three Degrees had been around for more than ten years by the time they hit it big in 1974....

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Soul Serenade: Teddy Pendergrass, “Live In ’82” (Win the DVD!)

In 1982, Teddy Pendergrass was on top of the music world when he performed in London. A few weeks later, a tragic car accident changed...

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Soul Serenade: Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “Wake Up Everybody”

Last weekend I attended a Triple-A radio conference in Philadelphia. The event is called Non-Comm (as in noncommercial radio), and...

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Bootleg City, Music

Bootleg City: Daryl Hall & John Oates

The career-spanning, four-disc box set Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates comes out October 13,...

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Cutouts Gone Wild!, Music

Cutouts Gone Wild!: Bunny Sigler, “The Best of Bunny Sigler: Sweeter Than the Berry” (1996)

Note: My brother’s visiting from out of town this week, so I’ve got less time than I normally do for blog-type stuff;...