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There's A Message In the Music

Music, it’s a goddamned powerful transformative thing. Take this next one of mine, it’s got me through good times, bad times; love, a certain amount of horizontal disco dancing (if you know what I mean); some high highs and some real lows. 857 more words

Record Collecting

March 26, 2017 Let's Promo The Ghetto

The Philadelphia International All Stars, Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto, Philadelphia International JZ-34659, 1977

I know I just wrote the other day about promos and how I never buy them.   315 more words

Teddy Pendergrass's Self Titled Debut Album Is About To Turn 40: A Blue Note Goes Solo

Teddy Pendergrass’s debut album will be 40 years old this coming June 12th. It was a huge part of the Philly soul renaissance that peaked during the late 70.s 1977 alone was also one of the red letter years,along with 1977,where funky and soulful album masterpieces seemed to dominate the music world in general. 552 more words


Dexter Wansel: Stargazer: The Philadelphia International Records Anthology 1976-1980 (Big Break)

Dexter Wansel
Stargazer: The Philadelphia International Records Anthology 1976-1980
Big Break Records/Cherry Red

Conventional wisdom says to never judge a book by its cover, but when you look at the cover for the… 362 more words

Album Reviews

Kenny Gamble: "Philly Has Been a Music Center. It Always Has Been and Always Will Be.

Kenny Gamble grew up in South Philadelphia, singing on street corners. He aspired to be a performer but quickly went from the stage to behind the scenes. 1,735 more words


My Sunday Mood

MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother) was best known as the house band for Philadelphia International Records. The band played on hits by The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Teddy Pendergrass, Billy Paul, The Three Degrees and many others throughout the 1970s. 169 more words


Little Known Black History Month: Billy Paul

The music world is reeling once again after news that Philadelphia soul legend Billy Paul has died. Best known for his smash hit, “Me and Mrs. 460 more words