Philly Soul 2August 1, 2012
Apparently this is one of the most expensive funk soul 45s around. I don’t even know what year it is, but it’s got a great backbeat that’s just waiting to be looped and extended. It doesn’t have a typical Philly sound, but alas, it is Philly soul at its finest:
Here’s a track that has every element of the typical “northern soul” sound that the Brits are so fond of. Driving, uptempo (but not too aggressive) drums, fast tempo, beautiful, harmonizing backing vocals, uplifting lyrics, keys, strings and horns that really cook but aren’t too “in your face”.
Apparently this Philly group was a precursor to MFSB, but I can’t find a thing more about them. 1966:
This ain’t anywhere near Philly. It’s Bay Area Afrofunk by way of Ghana but I had to share because it’s too good not to, and if I don’t do it now I never will. 1982: