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Philly Soul 2

August 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:

MP3: Nu-Rons- All Of My Life

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:

MP3: Pat & The Blenders- Just Because

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:

MP3: Rim and Casa- Love Me For Real

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