Thursday, September 27, 2012

Oldtimer Souldies Series No. 10 - Philly Flavors

The Veteranos have thrown away their zimmer frames and are struttin' their stuff once more! We're continuing our Soul Tour of U.S. cities, after our summer break, with the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia. We define Philly Soul as tracks performed by an artist who was born in the city or recorded in the city. No shortage of candidates for Philly then, with its fabulous soul heritage! As usual, these are our favorite tracks so you'll find plenty of familiar sounds for a trip down nostalgia lane. But you may well find something a bit more unusual for your collection too. Since we're label guys anyway, we've included some extra info on each track this time round, since that's the kind of stuff we swap among ourselves anyway. That's the legendary 60's Philly DJ Sonny "The Mighty Burner" Hopson on the cover. And I can't help but question whether Sharon Paige ever sounded as sensual as she does on track #14 ?? This ol' veterano just drools over such music! Enjoy, and and let us know what you think so we can be stimulated for further exertions. RossyBoy for The Veteranos

Track list:

01 - The Soulville All Stars - Won't You Please Be My Girl (BillyMac)
Soulville, 1968
02 - The Delfonics - Start All Over Again (Mello)
Philly Groove, 1974
03 - O'Jays - You're The Best Thing Since Candy (East LA Guy)
Neptune, 1969
04 - Debbie Taylor - Just Don't Pay (RossyBoy)
Arista, 1975
05 - The Ambassadors - Too Young For Me (BillyMac)
Fleet, 1965
06 - The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again (Mello)
TSOP, 1980
07 - The Intruders - Devil With An Angel's Smile (East LA Guy)
Gamble, 1966
08 - The Sapphires - Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) (RossyBoy)
Swan, 1964
09 - Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights - Don't Leave Me Baby (BillyMac)
Jay Walking, 1972
10 - Patti LaBelle - Love, Need & Want You (Mello)
Philadelphia International, 1983
11 - Bunny Sigler - Picture Us (East LA Guy)
Philadelphia International, 1974
12 - Eddie Holman & The Larks - Been So Long (RossyBoy)
"Sweet Memories" album, Universal Love, 1967
13 - The Mastermen - Why Do You Treat Me So Bad (BillyMac)
Jay Walking, 1970
14 - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good (Mello)
Philadelphia International, 1975
15 - Blue Magic - Look Me Up (East LA Guy)
Atco, 1973
16 - Ronnie Dyson - Cup (Runneth Over) (RossyBoy)
Columbia, 1975
17 - Georgie Wilson - Here Stands the Man Who Needs You (BillyMac)
Black Circle, 1971
18 - The Ebonys - It's Forever  (Mello)
Philadelphia International, 1973
19 - Love Committee - One Dozen Roses (East LA Guy)
Golden Fleece, 1974
20 - Al Johnson & Jean Carn - I'm Back For More (RossyBoy)
Columbia, 1980
21 - The Tranells - Come On And Tell Me (BillyMac)
Chelton, 1964
22 - The Three Degrees - When Will I See You Again (Mello) 
Philadelphia International, 1973
23 - Trammps - Hold Back The Night (East LA Guy)
Buddah, 1975
24 - McFadden & Whitehead - Aint No Stoppin Us Now (Philadelphia Eagles Version) (RossyBoy)
TSOP, 1979

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  1. Well I always drool when it comes to you guys because there is nothing average about you. Great music, great cover and great collab!


  2. Some new kutz on here for me ..Gracias!

  3. Sweet drop Carnals,Damn I cant believe you guys are at vol.10 already...Gracias for sharing homies...It is appreciated.

  4. THANKS BillyMac, Mello, East LA Guy & RossyBoy!!!!!!! The Veteranos strike again! Awesome comp fellas!