Some glorious Philadelphia soul preceded the glory years of Philly Soul
Do you remember when you first fell in love with Philly Soul? For me, it was in 1968 because that was the year when the Delfonics’ “La La Means I…
The Ebonys had some chart success but never quite got the break they needed to really break through
Founded by two brothers of Solomon Burke, this Philadelphia group had to go overseas to find true success
A leading figure in the rise of Philly Soul, Bunny Sigler scored his own hit in ’67
In 1979 the songwriting and producing team stepped out for a smash of their own
Ronnie Dyson was a star of stage, screen, and the music charts who was lost too soon
Working with Philly Soul legend Thom Bell the Intrigues had their biggest hit
Yes, you’re reading that title correctly. For a few years in the ’70s, Dionne Warwick added that ‘e’ to the end of her last name because her astrologer convinced her…
New York City had one big hit and a history of legendary connections
The sweet sound of early Philly Soul raced up the charts in ’67
One great song, three great versions. Which is your favorite?
“Stop, Look, Listen” began a chart roll for the team of the Stylistics and producer Thom Bell
The Spinners had a remarkable run of hit singles with lead singer Philippe Wynne and producer Thom Bell.
We lost Funk Brother Bob Babbitt this week, He played on countless Motown hits, including this Stevie Wonder classic.
If there was any doubt that disco was quickly gaining traction in America in 1974, witness two of the three chart-topping songs highlighted this week. And then check out “Seasons in the Sun” so we don’t have to again.
The Delfonics left us with many indelible hits, but it’s a more obscure B-side that Ken Shane recalls as he celebrates the second birthday of Soul Serenade.
Phyllis Hyman’s 1986 hit “Living All Alone” is the subject of this week’s Jheri Curl Fridays column.
Working with producer Thom Bell, the Delfonics hit the charts with a string of unforgettable singles, including 1970’s “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).”
“In the style of the boy-band vocal bands of the time, Human Nature became Australia’s most successful pop group of the ’90s and beyond,” according to their Allmusic.com biography, “outselling their…
I’m a day late with this week’s post, but I’m not going to apologize. Apologies are for suckers. And one of those suckers is Maxim editorial director James Kaminsky. He…