Various Artists: Spirit Of Philadelphia Vol 4 / Various
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Spirit Of Philadelphia Vol 4 / Various
Label: Expansion Records
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
The Spirit Of Philadelphia 4 Ever - 2016 CD - The Spirit Of Philadelphia series is back with a fourth installment, a further 17 track feast of Philly gems from the music's heyday in the 1970s. In keeping with the tradition of the series, most cuts are either rare on CD or previously unreleased in this format. These are the recordings beyond the walls of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International Records but involve many key musicians, arrangers and artists. At the disco end of the spectrum are three Tom Moulton mixes included here, Monday After's Merry-Go-Round" extremely rare on Buddah Records promo 12" unavailable commercially until now. Detailed liner notes reveal how events surrounding the Everett 'Blood' Hollins track lead to the birth of Chic and how Van McCoy's music was inspired by the sound of Philadelphia. This plus soul legends including The Temptations and Ben E. King at their Philly best.
1.1 Everett 'Blood' Hollins - "How Have You Been" (Feat Jean Lang)
1.2 Free Spirit - "Love You Just As Long As I Can" (Tom Moulton 12" Mix)
1.3 The Temptations - "Ready Willing ; Able"
1.4 Ben E. King - "No Danger Ahead"
1.5 The Futures - "Don't Close the Book"
1.6 Monday After - "Merry-Go-Round" (Tom Moulton 12" Mix)
1.7 Tapestry - "Life Is What You Make It"
1.8 Billy Proctor ; Love System - "Keeping Up with the Joneses"
1.9 Anacostia - "All I Need"
1.10 The Choice Four - "Keep in Touch"
1.11 Ronnie Dyson - "Cup (Runneth Over)"
1.12 Philly Devotions - "I Was a Lonely Man"
1.13 Lenny Welch - "Fancy Meeting You Here Baby"
1.14 Final Touch - "I'm Ready to Give Up My Love"
1.15 The Reflections - "Day After Day (Night After Night)"
1.16 The Finishing Touch - "Don't Put Me Down"
1.17 The Tymes - "All You Ever Wanted to Know About Love"