Philly Re:proves

On Monday 14th of May a 10 (!) cd box will be released that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Philadelphia International. The box is (surprisingly...) called 'Philadelphia International: 40th Anniversary Box Set' and is compiled by Philly soul connoisseur Ralph Tee.

One of the tracks is 'Baby don't go, yet' from the Jones Girls, which was previously unreleased. This incredibly good song (why was it not released at the time?) inspired me to build a brand new Philly mix around it. Again a handful of songs from the archives of the legendary Philly sound, originally created by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in the Sigma Sound Studios of Philadelphia, 40 years back. Some of the songs are a little bit polished up, mixed or edited by the best reconstructing artists around, like the one and only Tom Moulton. He remixed 'When will I see you again' from the Three Degrees (picture below) brilliantly. The Philly sound reproves its value with a track like that. Enjoy! On the picture above from left to right Tom Moulton, Harry Chipetz (General Manager of Sigma Sound Studios) and Leon Huff in the 1970s.


The Ebonys – Do You Like The Way I Love You (1972)
Eddie Kendricks – He's A Friend [Dimitri From Paris Super Disco Blend] (2010)
Lou Rawls – You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine [A Tom Moulton Mix] (2012)
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got [The Apple Scruffs Edit] (1973)
Silk – I Can't Stop (Turning You On) (1979)
Debbie Taylor – I Have Learned To Do Without You (1973)
The Jones Girls – Baby Don't Go, Yet (2012)
Billy Paul – Let The Dollar Circulate (1975)
The Force – Rock Your Baby (1979)
Edwin Birdsong – Goldmine (1979)
The Three Degrees – When Will I See You Again [A Tom Moulton Mix] (2012)
Jerry Butler – The Best Love I Ever Had (1980)
Archie Bell & The Drells – Don't Let Love Get You Down (1976)
The Trammps – Trusting Heart [A Tom Moulton Mix] (1974)
Teddy Pendergrass – When Somebody Loves Back (1978)

Philly Re:proves by Professor Eddy on Mixcloud


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