Wax Wonders :: Philadelphia Soul, Pt. 1

Philadelphia soul will always be remembered for the hits of the 1970’s; a lush, string-driven, hit-making sound that was probably more responsible for the birth of disco than any other style of music. However, in the 1960’s, Philadelphia began carving out its own sound on stacks of soul 45’s that took the vibe of this gritty east coast city and began adding the type of trademark arrangements into the mix that birthed the patented Philly sound. These records, presented today, are a handful of my all-time favorite soul releases from ANY city; the level . . .

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