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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.   320 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