Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul
Gamble & Huff
The Whispers had an impressive three-decade long string of hits
In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own
The Pride of Providence scored a big hit in ’66
The Intruders weren’t the biggest but they were the first for Gamble & Huff
“Expressway” started it all for Gamble & Huff
A Motown immortal is celebrated in recent reissues
“Stop, Look, Listen” began a chart roll for the team of the Stylistics and producer Thom Bell
The Intruders were one of the most important groups in soul music history.
Lou Rawls is remembered as a great entertainer. He was an equally great soul singer.
Archie Bell & the Drells weren’t shy about telling you where they were from. Their highly influential hit “Tighten Up” was released in 1968.
When the conversation turns to great soul singers, Joe Simon’s name is not mentioned nearly enough. Ken Shane makes the case for the legendary hit maker.