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A real collection for the Philly Sound connoisseur, 20 classic tracks including
Expressway To Your Heart by the Soul Survivors, La La Means I Love You by The Delfonics, Lonely Girl by Eddie Holman, Get a Job by The Silhouettes, At The Top of The Stairs by The Formations, A Wonderful Dream by The Majors, Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley & The Comets, Long Lonely Nights by Lee Andrews & The Hearts, You Gave Me Somebody To Love by The Dreamlovers, 1-2-3 by Len Barry, I Will Follow him by Little Peggy March and Bad Luck by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes.
Ten classic love jams from the vault of Philadelphia International Records featuring Forever Mine by The OJays, If You Don't Know Me By Now from Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, I Wanna Know Your Name by The Intruders, You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls, and Turn Off The Lights by Teddy Pendergrass. A collection of soaring instrumentals recorded by Philadelphia International Record's famed back-up band features Love Is the Message, Freddie's Dead, Back Stabbers, Cheaper To Keep Her, Philadelphia Freedom, Sexy and T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)
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From the days of pre-rock Al Alberts and The Aces present a legacy of legendary harmonies including, Love Is A Many Splendored Thing, Three Coins In The Fountain, Mr. Sandman, Heart & Soul, Chapel In The Moonlight, Heart of My Hearts, Tell Me Why, Sin and Stranger in Paradise. Philly teen idol's early classics include, Goodbye Cruel World, Gidget, Angel Face, Her Royal Majesty, Because They're Young and Hail To The Conquering Hero. Formed in 1953 The Turbans were trailblazers for Philly doowop and their songs have stood the test of time for crisp harmonies.  This 18 track compilation features When You Dance, Sister Sookie, Farewell To Arms, Bye and Bye, It Was A Night Like This and Do Wadda Do.
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The legacy of Kenny & Leon lives on with such timeless hits as Love Train by The OJays, The Love I Lost by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, T.S.O.P. by M.F.S.B., Me & Mrs Jones by Billy Paul, Wake Up Everybody by Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, I'll Always Love My Mama by The Intruders, You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls, Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now by McFadden & Whitehead and If Only You Knew by Patti Labelle. Diz lived in South Philly early on in his career and then went on to revitalize jazz with these classic tracks, most of which were recorded between 1945-53: Perdido, Bebop, Cherokee, All The Things You Are, Salt Peanuts, Hot House, Diggin' Diz, 'Round About Midnight, A Night In Tunisia, Leap Frog, Relaxin' with Lee and Hey Pete Let's Eat Mo Meat.
One of the greatest jazz organists of all time lived for a time in Philly.  When he recorded this compilation in 65-66, Groove was well on his way to becoming a legend.  Get your groove on with Misty, The Shadow of Your Smile, Strangers in The Night, The More I See You, What Now My Love, Summertime, On The Street Where You Live, and There Will Never Be Another You.  How poetic!
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Our beloved South Philly corner boy is known for his early 60s pop classics and movie roles as Moon Doggie in Gidget, but his jazzy recordings in 2001 are a worthy edition to our Best of Philly Collection.  Tracks include Because of You, Just One of Those Things, A Nightingale Sang in Barkley Square, More Today Than Yesterday, Good Life, Our Day Will Come and I Can't Give You Anything But Love. The girl group sound of Philly started to soar in 1962 with Nora Hendrix, Sara Dash, Cindy Birdsong and Patti Labelle vocalizing on such timeless classics as I Sold My Heart To The Junkman, Down The Aisle, What Kind of Heart, You'll Never Walk Alone, C'est La Vie, I Walked Right In, Where are You and other rare recordings. The smash debut album from silky smooth Blue Magic was first released in 1974 and features such timeless classics as Side Show, Just Don't Want To Be Lonely, Look Me Up and Welcome To The Club.
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Teddy Pendergrass took the lead for this prototypical sound of Philly group and the rest was history.  Get your groove on with some of the greatest tracks in R&B, including Bad Luck, The Love I Lost, Where Are All My Friends, Wake Up Everybody, Be For Real, I Miss You and I Hope That We Can Be Together Soon. Motown came to Philly in the early 70s when Gamble & Huff retuned the OJays sound into a string of rhythm & soul hits, including Love Train, Back Stabbers, For The Love of Money, Put Your Hands Together, I Love Music and Livin' For The Weekend. The 1970s soul star croons smooth, supple, jazzy songs here including his classic hit Me & Mrs Jones, along with Let's Stay Together, Your Song and I'm Gonna Make It This Time.
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Philly's pride and joy for soft rock and soul featured in a compilation that includes Sara Smile, Rich Girl, Private Eyes, I Can't Go For That No Can Do, Man Eater and Out of Touch. Before Elvis and Jerry Lee and all the others the pioneer of rockabilly music was Philly boy, Charlie Gracie.  He inspired all the greats, from Elvis and Chuck Berry to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His music lives on in this compilation, featuring Poor Butterfly, Fabulous, Cool Baby, Love Bird, Just Looking, Plaything and Yea, Yea. This 1967 debut album from the blue-eyed soulsters feature early works from legendary producing team Gamble & huff, including < i>Expressway To Your Heart, Explosion In Your Soul, Impossible Mission and Please, Please, Please.
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Have a blast in the past from the WIBG days of 1957, complete with the Rockin Bird--Joe Niagara--all the great hits and a few vintage commercials. Tracks include:
1. Joe Niagara Theme - Joe Niagara
2. Susie Q (Muntz TV Commercial) - Dale Hawkins
3. Happy, Happy Birthday Baby (Gelatin-Plus & Rayco Commercial) - The Tuneweavers
4. School Days ( Wibg Jingle; The Wibg Weather Sound; 1957 Ford Commercial) - Chuck Berry
5. Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight (Wibg Station I.D.) - The Spaniels
6. Little Darlin' (Maternity B.V.M. Hop Announcement) - The Diamonds
7. Over The Mountain, Across The Sea (Wibg Calling All Cars) - Johnnie & Joe
8. Bony Moronie (Wibg Community Club Awards Promo) - Larry Williams
9. To The Aisle (Wibg Newstip Promo) - The Five Satins
10. Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On (1957 Mercury Commercial) - Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano
11. Long Lonely Nights - Lee Andrews & The Hearts
They brought the soulful group sound of Philly to the world of doowop.  This rare reissue features 13 songs in stunning sound including one of the first crossover hits of rock & roll, Get a Job, plus Bing Bong, I Am Lonely, Miss Thing, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman and Your Love Is All I Need. Little Sonny, Bird, Phil and Big Sonny were the prototypical Philly soul group in the early 70s and these tracks back it up, including I'll Always Love My Mama, Cowboys to Girls, Together, United, Baseball Game, I Wanna Know Your Name, Sad Girl, When We Get Married and Save The Children.
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The legendary rocker from Upper Darby charted some classic hits with Nazz, Utopia and on his own--

We Gotta Get You A Woman

Be Nice To Me

I Saw The Light

Hello It's Me

Couldn't I Just Tell You

Just One Victory

A Dream Goes On Forever

Real Man

Love Is The Answer

Love In Action

Can We Still Be Friends

Bang The Drum All Day

Love Of The Common Man

The Very Last Time

Something To Fall Back On

The Want Of A Nail

The Hooters had a string of popular hits in the mid to late 80's. This collection of their best includes the 1985 MTV standards "And We Danced" and "Day By Day" plus a live version of their song "Time After Time".

And We Danced

Day By Day

Karla With A K

Satellite

Where Do The Children Go

Nervous Night

Always A Place

The House Of Wolfgang

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Time After Time - Live Version

Here's where it all began, the little town of Chester introduced the big sound of Bill Haley & The Comets in 1955 with such rock & roll relics as Shake, Rattle & Roll, See Ya Later Alligator. The Hound dog, Mambo Rock, Rock A Beatin' Boogie, Burn That Candle, Razzle Dazzle and the anthem Rock Around The Clock.
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This import CD features the best of Philly's first great rock & roll group, and Joe and Frank are still rockin'--
At The Hop
Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay
Some Kind Of Nut

Playing Hard To Get
The Pony Express

In The Meantime
(Do The) Mashed Potatoes
Twistin USA

Crazy Cave
I Feel So Lonely Mister
Whisper Do You Love Me
The Charleston Fish
Now And The Funny

Back To The Hop
Oo-La-La-Limbo

Somehow I Can t Forget
Sometimes (When I m All Alone)
Twistin All Night Long
Daydreamer
A Thief

We Got Soul
Dottie Doin
The Continental Walk
School Boy Romance
Cha Cha Go Go Of Love

Sassy Fran
A Thousand Miles Away
The teen idol of Philly teen idols started it all back in the late 50s and is represented on this Cameo Parkway compilation with such tracks as Sway, Volare, Wild One, Swingin' School, Forget Him, The Cha-Cha-Cha, Wildwood Days, Goodtime Baby, Ding-A-Ling, Kissin' Time and We Got Love. The definitive compilation from one of Philly's finest voices features Venus, Why, De-De Dinah, Bobby Sox to Stockings and Just Ask Your Heart.
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Three women and one bass man blended soulful doowop with R&B in a manner that was pure Philly gold.  Tracks include South Street, Crossfire, Wah-Watusi, Don't Hang Up, Heartbreak Hotel and 10 more classics. They were one of the most romantic sounding vocal groups of the 60s, and their inspired harmonies are now compiled on this 22 track collection featuring, So In Love, Wonderful Wonderful, Come With Me To The Sea, Chances Re, Hello Young Lovers, Stranger In Paradise, Somewhere, My Summer Love and Goodnight My Love. The great dance group sounds of the 60s are combined on this Cameo Parkway compilation and include, The Bristol Stomp, You Can't Sit Down, Mope-itty Mope, Bristol Twistin' Annie, Hully Gully, The Jitterbug, Your Last Chance, Baby Workout, 1-2-3 and a dozen more hits.