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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Monday, September 24, 2012

Battle Of The Bands Round 4

Q~Vo Familia,
Gotta say it's been a little disappointing on the comments on the last couple of posts.
That being said if you would like this drop, leave a comment and your email i'll send it your way.
Much respect and Thanks in advance..

Friday, September 21, 2012

Sweet Soul Sounds-Tribute To The Best Music Of Your Life

A little something I picked up at my favorite record store years ago, probably bootlegged but some tight jams on it... Even a couple of Gospel tracks, 
Enjoy ! @>--;-- Rose

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The 12" Singles Collection (Vol.2)

Q-vo familia!
     What's an ol' gringo pushin' 70 know about any of this kind of stuff you say.
Well, here's volume two of the series LOL! Bringin' it to my brothers & sisters on the west coast to enjoy.

The Dance Floor

Monday, September 17, 2012

Gangster Soul Girlz Harmony V.2

This is the second edition in one of my most favorite series out there.......Enjoy Familia.........

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Best Of 80's Flashback Disc 1

Qvo Cali Lifestyles,
Here is the last volume in this series. I hope you all have enjoyed this series.

Friday, September 14, 2012

THE TYMES - So Much In Love

Well Familia itz Friday again, So check this baby out and tell me what U think....ENJOY...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Best Of The SOS Band

                   Somethin' from back in the day for the familia....get your groove on!


Sunday, September 9, 2012

80's Flashback Vol. 2

What's Up Cali Lifestyles,
Here is another classic drop for all you 80's fans. Sorry I can't say more but the music is bad ass enjoy familia.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


Sup, Sup heres a drop for the end of tha week familia, ENJOY............

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Irma Thomas - Striaght From The Soul

Sup Familia thought U might wanna check thiz out, grabbed this one from one of the homiez, Lotz of FIRME jamz....

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Mello's Covered Classics

Here's some extra tunes for the familia to check out over the long weekend.
As the title implies, these rolas are covers of previously recorded material.
I'm kickin' this set off with the Steelers remake of their original recording, it was given to me by  them before it was released. I'd be surprised if there weren't a few new one's for everybody on this set. So, sit back, relax....and enjoy the sounds.

Big shout out to Macabre for the "Cold & Firme" cover delivery!

01. Flame Remain - The Steelers
02. I Only Have Eyes For You - The Escorts
03. Gypsy Woman - Major Lance
04. I Dig You Baby - The Ambassadors
05. I've Never Found A Girl - The Mad Lads
06. Strange Feelings - GQ
07. Ooo Baby Baby - Sylvester
08. I'm The One Love Forgot - The Pretenders
09. Something To Remember You By - The Brighter Side Of Darkness
10. For Your Precious Love - Garnet Mimms
11. Still Water (Love) - O'Bryan
12. I'm So Proud (Live '73) - Curtis Mayfield w/Fred Cash & Sam Gooden
13. Baby It's For Real - Sherrick
14. I'm Your Puppet - Janus
15. Everything's Coming Up Love - The Richmond Extension
16. When You're Young & In Love - The Marvelettes
17. By The Time I Get To Phoenix - The Magnificent Men
18. Since I've Lost You - Gladys Knight & The Pips
19. I Wake Up Cryin' - William Bell
20. Under The Street Lamp - Joe Bataan
21. I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow - Linda Jones

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