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the ebonys golden philly classics from www.retrophilly.com WOGL-FM Philly Favorites CD from www.retrophilly.com The Turbans Greatest Hits CD from www.retrophilly.com
Rare R&B soul from the early 70s gave us such hits as It's Forever, You're The Reason Why, Life in the Country, I'm So Glad I'm Me, Do It, Christmas Aint' Christmas and New Year's Aint New Year's Without The One You Love.

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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.
Formed in 1953 in West Philly, The Turbans were trailblazers for Philly doowop and their songs have stood the test of time for crisp harmonies. This 18 track compilation features:

Tracks:

  • 1.When You Dance
  • 2.Congratulations
  • 3.Sister Sookey
  • 4.Bye And Bye
  • 5.I Am Lonely
  • 6.Farewell To Arms (Take 1)
  • 7.Miss Thing
  • 8.Let Me Show You Around My Heart
  • 9.I'm Nobody's
  • 10.It Was A Night Like This
  • 11.All Of My Heart
  • 12.The Wadda Do
  • 13.Valley Of Love
  • 14.Farewell To Arms (Take 3)
  • 15.B.I.N.G.O.
  • 16.I'll Always Watch Over You
  • 17.Zaki Sue
  • 18.Bye And Bye


The Fabulous Frankie Avalon CD from www.RetroPhilly.com James Darren Goodbye Cruel World CD from www.retrophilly.com Very Best of Lee Andrews and the Hearts CD from www.retrophilly.com
This fabulous collection of early hits from the pride of South Philly sounds just as good today as it did back in the day!

Tracks:

  • 1.Venus
  • 2.Why
  • 3.Dede Dinah
  • 4.Gingerbread
  • 5.Bobby Sox to Stockings
  • 6.A Boy Without a Girl
  • 7.Just Ask Your Heart
  • 8.I'll Wait For You
  • 9.Don't Throw Away All Those Teardrops
  • 10.Where Are You
  • 11.Togetherness
  • 12.You Are Mine
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. One of the greatest vocal groups of the late 50s put Philly soul doowop on the map. Tracks include Long Lonely Nights, Teardrops, Try The Impossible, The Clock, Maybe You'll Be There, Really Glad To Be Here, Lonely Room, I Wonder, Baby Come Back, White Cliffs of Dover and The Bells of St Mary's.
Philadelphia Doo Wop Collection CD  from www.retrophilly.com The Silhouettes Get A Job CD from www.retrophilly.com THE O'JAYS:  Love Train CD from www.retrophilly.com
The ultimate collectors gold for fans of Philly street corner doo wop! Includes hits and rare gems from the likes of Lee Andrews & The Hearts, The Silhouettes, The Superiors, The Boss Tones, The Fabulaires and soo many more. Tracks include:



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. 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.
M.F.S.B. Love Is The Message CD from www.retrophilly.com Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles:  Philly Classics CD from www.retrophilly.com The Very Best of Billy Paul CD from www.retrophilly.com
A collection of soaring instrumentals recorded by Philadelphia International Record's famed back-up band features their best hits:
  • 1.Interlude
  • 2.Love Is The Message
  • 3.Poinciana
  • 4.Freddie's Dead
  • 5.My One And Only Love
  • 6.Sexy
  • 7.Something For Nothing
  • 8.Zack's Fanfare (I Hear Music)
  • 9.Back Stabbers
  • 10.Bitter Sweet
  • 11.T.S.O.P (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
  • 12.Cheaper To Keep Her
  • 13.My Mood
  • 14.T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)
  • 15.Philadelphia Freedom
  • 16.Smile Happy
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 16 other rare recordings. The 1970s soul star from Philly croons smooth, supple, jazzy songs here including his classic hits including Me & Mrs Jones, Let 'Em In, Your Song, Thanks For Saving My Life, Be Truthful To Me, This Is Your Life, Am I Black Enough For You, When Love Is New, I Think I'll Stay Home Today and Love Buddies
WDAS-FM Classic Soul Hits: Vol. 2 CD from www.retrophilly.com Junior Pirollo:  By Love Possessed cd from www.retrophilly.com very best of hall & oates cd from www.retrophilly.com
Another masterful compilation of soulful hits includes:

1. This Must Be Heaven - Brainstorm
2. We Both Deserve Each Other's Love - Ltd
3. Your Body's Here With Me (But Your Mind's On The Other Side Of Town) - The O'Jays
4. Silly Love Song - Enchantment
5. Fire & Desire - Rick James/Teena Marie
6. Chocolate Girl - The Whispers
7. Kiss And Say Goodbye - The Manhattans
8. After The Love Has Gone - Earth Wind & Fire
9. It's Been A Long Time - New Birth
10. You Are My Starship - Norman Connors
11. Hello It's Me - The Isley Brothers
12. Let Me Make Love To You - The O'Jays
13. Never Can Say Goodbye - Isaac Hayes
14. The Way We Were/Try To Remember - Gladys Knight & The Pips
One of the greatest voices to come from South Philly was well-known in the 1950s and 60s as the lead singer of The Four J's, with hits such as Here Am I Brokenhearted and By Love Possessed.  Junior's voice only got better with age and it was a real treat to get him back in the studio in the 1990s with a full orchestra and updated charts for ten classics.  Tracks include Portrait of My Love, It Could Happen To You, Night, All I Ask of You and Music of The Night from Phantom of The Opera, One Touch, Unchained Melody, Wind Beneath My Wings, If You Love Me, An Affair To Remember and of course By Love Possessed. 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.

Tracks:

  • 1.Sara Smile
  • 2.Rich Girl
  • 3.It's A Laugh (Single Version)
  • 4.Wait For Me
  • 5.Kiss On My List
  • 6.You Make My Dreams
  • 7.Private Eyes
  • 8.I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
  • 9.Did It In A Minute
  • 10.Maneater
  • 11.One On One
  • 12.Family Man
  • 13.Say It Isn't So
  • 14.Adult Education (Promotional 12in)
  • 15.Out Of Touch (Single Version)
  • 16.Method Of Modern Love
  • 17.Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

The Very Best of The Intruders CD from www.retrophilly.com The Very Best of Todd Rundgren CD from www.retrophilly.com THE HOOTERS: And We Danced--Hits, Rarities & Gems from www.retrophilly.com
Little Sonny, Bird, Phil and Big Sonny were the prototypical Philly soul group in the early 70s and these tracks back it up, including their best of the best:

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

Getz & Gilberto Import CD from www.retrophilly.com James Darren Because Of You CD from www.retrophilly.com Simply Billie Holiday CD Set from www.retrophilly.com
One of the greatest saxophone players of all times was Philly born and bred, and his fame soared to even loftier heights when he teamed with sultry songstress Astrud Gilberto (who lived for a time on Philly's Main Line), acclaimed guitarist Joao Gilberto and pianist Antonio Carlos Jobim or this collection of Bossa Nova influenced classics.

Tracks:

  • 1.The Girl from Ipanema
  • 2.Doralice
  • 3.Para Machuchar Meu Cora o (To Hurt My Heart)
  • 4.Desafinado
  • 5.Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • 6.So Dan o Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
  • 7.O Grande Amor
  • 8.Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
  • 9.The Girl from Ipanema [45 Version]
  • 10.Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) [45 Version]
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. Lady Day was born in Baltimore but raised in Philly and performed at such local joints as The Earle, Pep's,
The Showboat, Spider Kelly's, the Blue Note on North Broad Street and The Cadillac Club.
This CD set import includes all of her best performances:

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Lover Man
  • 2.I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 3.Miss Brown to You
  • 4.Swing Brother Swing
  • 5.Good Morning Heartache
  • 6.Long Gone Blues
  • 7.All of Me
  • 8.I Cried for You
  • 9.The Mood That I'm In
  • 10.I Can't Get Started
  • 11.That Ole Devil Called Love
  • 12.Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 13.The Way You Look Tonight
  • 14.They Can't Take That Away from Me
  • 15.Easy Living
  • 16.I Cover the Waterfront
  • 17.Love Come Back to Me
  • 18.The Man I Love
  • 19.I Must Have That Man
  • 20.God Bless the Child

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Don't Explain
  • 2.Fine and Mellow
  • 3.No Regrets
  • 4.What a Little Moonlight Can Do
  • 5.I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 6.Solitude
  • 7.On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 8.My Man
  • 9.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 10.I'll Get By
  • 11.Billie's Blues (I Love My Man)
  • 12.These Foolish Things
  • 13.Pennies from Heaven
  • 14.Them There Eyes
  • 15.No More
  • 16.A Fine Romance
  • 17.You Go to My Head
  • 18.He's Funny That Way
  • 19.Yesterdays
  • 20.Strange Fruit
Buddy Greco At His Best CD from www.retrophilly.com Best of Bill Haley and the Comets: Rock Around the Clock CD Set from www.retrophilly.com The Very Best of Chubby Checker CD Set from www.retrophilly.com
South Philly born and bred, this top pop singer started out as a musician in the late 40s and then made quite a name
for himself as a performer from Philly and New York to Vegas and LA. This CD includes his greatest hits:

Tracks:

  • 1.Baubles, Bangle And Beads - (studio)
  • 2.When I Fall In Love - (studio)
  • 3.Girl Talk - (studio)
  • 4.She Loves Me - (studio)
  • 5.This Is All I Ask - (studio)
  • 6.Satin Doll - (studio)
  • 7.More I See You - (studio)
  • 8.Lady Is A Tramp - (studio)
  • 9.L.O.V.E. - (studio)
  • 10.My Funny Valentine - (studio)
  • 11.Like Young - (studio)
  • 12.Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered - (studio)
  • 13.Around The World - (studio)
  • 14.Passing Pastels - (studio)
  • 15.Macarthur Park - (studio)
  • 16.Hungry Years - (studio)

Here's where it all began, the little town of Chester introduced the big sound of Bill Haley & The Comets in 1955 and the rest was history. This double CD import includes 25 of their greatest hits, including the rock & roll anthem Rock Around The Clock, plus See Ya Later Alligator, Shake Rattle & Roll, The Hound Dog, Mambo Rock, Rock A Beatin' Boogie, Burn That Candle, Razzle Dazzle, The Saints Rock & Roll, Corrine Corrina, Choo Choo Ch'Boogie, Dim The Lights, Rip It Up and more!,
For those of you who can never get enough of the godfather of Philly dance music,
now you can dance along to 40 original Chubby Checker recordings on this double CD set!
Disc 1
1. The Twist
2. Pony Time
3. Limbo Rock
4. Good Good Lovin’
5. The Fly
6. The Chicken
7. Make Love To Me (with Dee Dee Sharp)
8. Mashed Potato Time
9. The Wah Watusi
10. Dance The Mess Around
11. Havin’ A Party
12. Let The Good Times Roll (with Dee Dee Sharp)
13. The C.C. Rider Stroll
14. Twist And Shout
15. Shake Rattle And Roll
16. Do You Love Me (with Dee Dee Sharp)
17. Don’t Knock The Twist
18. At The Hop
19. Teach Me To Twist (with Bobby Rydell)
20. The Class

Disc 2
1. Let’s Twist Again
2. The Hucklebuck
3. Dancin’ Party
4. Twistin’ U.S.A
5. Hully Gully Baby
6. Slow Twistin’ (with Dee Dee Sharp)
7. The Ooh Poo Pah Doo Shimmy
8. The Madison
9. The Pony
10. Twist Marie
11. Love Is Strange Chalypso (with Dee Dee Sharp)
12. Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On
13. The Slop
14. I Need Your Lovin’
15. Popeye
16. La Paloma Twist
17. Your Feet’s Too Big
18. Pledging My Love (with Dee Dee Sharp)
19. The Strand
20. Jingle Bell Rock (with Bobby Rydell)

The Best of The Orlons CD from www.retrophilly.com The Dovells Sharp As A Pistol CD from www.retrophilly.com The Best of DeeDee Sharp CD Set from www.retrophilly.com
Three women and one bass man from Overbrook High School 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 timeless classics. From the western side of Philly, The Dovells were one of the originators of blue-eyed soul. This new import compilation includes their classic hits, along with memorable covers of hits by The Drifters, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, The Charts, Lee Andrews & The Hearts and The Cleftones

Tracks:

  • 1.Bristol Stomp
  • 2.Out In The Cold Again
  • 3.Little Girl Of Mine
  • 4.Deserie
  • 5.Foot Stompin'
  • 6.Three Coins In The Fountain
  • 7.Mope-itty-mope
  • 8.I Really Love You
  • 9.Change
  • 10.No No No
  • 11.Let's Twist Again
  • 12.In The Still Of The Night
  • 13.There Goes My Baby
  • 14.Your Last Chance
  • 15.Trickle Trickle
  • 16.The Clock
  • 17.Two People In The World
  • 18.Bristol Twistin' Annie
  • 19.Why Do Fools Fall In Love?
  • 20.To Make A Long Story Short
  • 21.Little Bitty Pretty One
  • 22.I Want You To Be My Girl
  • 23.Oh What A Night
  • 24.Hully Gully Baby
  • 25.The Jitterbug
  • 26.Kissin' In The Kitchen
  • 27.Stompin' Everywhere
  • 28.Cheat
  • 29.Do The New Continental
  • 30.Why Not You
  • 31.Letters Of Love
  • 32.The Actor

The first lady of the feel good Philly sound sounds as good as we remember on this new double-cd
import compilation of great recordings.

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Mashed Potato Time
  • 2.The Loco-Motion
  • 3.Any Day Now
  • 4.Twist And Shout
  • 5.Party Lights
  • 6.Pledging My Love (with Chubby Checker)
  • 7.Baby Cakes
  • 8.You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 9.I Sold My Heart To The Junkman
  • 10.One More Time (with Chubby Checker)
  • 11.Ride!
  • 12.You'll Lose A Good Thing
  • 13.Hurry On Down
  • 14.Splish Splash
  • 15.One Hundred Pounds Of Clay
  • 16.Up Hill
  • 17.Playboy
  • 18.The Night
  • 19.Climb Every Mountain
  • 20.Make Love To Me (with Chubby Checker)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Gravy (For My Mashed Potatoes)
  • 2.Slow Twistin'
  • 3.The Wah-Watusi
  • 4.Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
  • 5.Seven Day Weekend
  • 6.Snap Your Fingers
  • 7.Let The Good Times Roll
  • 8.Vaya Con Dios
  • 9.Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
  • 10.Two Loves
  • 11.Village Of Love
  • 12.Do You Love Me
  • 13.Eddie My Love
  • 14.Gee
  • 15.Remember You're Mine
  • 16.Peace In The Valley
  • 17.(Dee Dee) Be My Girl
  • 18.I Really Don't Want To Know
  • 19.I Believe
  • 20.Hello, Baby, Goodbye
Soul Survivors Expressway To Your Heart CD from www.retrophilly.com The Delfonics La-La Means I Love You CD from www.retrophilly.com The Very Best of the Stylistics CD from www.retrophilly.com
This 1967 debut album from the blue-eyed soulsters feature early works from legendary producing team Gamble & huff, including...

Tracks:

  • 1.Do You Feel It
  • 2.Please, Please, Please
  • 3.Expressway (To Your Heart) (Uncut and Unreleased Version)
  • 4.Respect
  • 5.Taboo-India
  • 6.To Many Fish in the Sea / Shake
  • 7.Dathan's Theme
  • 8.Expressway (To Your Heart) (Single Edit)
  • 9.A Change is Going to Come
  • 10.Hey Gyp
  • 11.The Rydle
  • 12.Explosion in Your Soul
  • 13.Impossible Mission (Mission Impossible)
  • 14.Poor Man's Dream
  • 15.Explosion in Your Sould (Extended Edition)
  • 16.Expressway (To Your Heart) (Vocal Track Only)

Sweet soulful harmonies took this Philly group consisting of the Hart Brothers and Randy Cain (and sometimes Major Harris) to the top of the charts in the 60s. This rare disc of hits is the definitive collection!

Tracks:

  • 1.La-La Means I Love You
  • 2.I'm Sorry
  • 3.Break Your Promise
  • 4.Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)
  • 5.Somebody Loves You
  • 6.Funny Feeling
  • 7.Loving Him
  • 8.You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine
  • 9.Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
  • 10.Trying To Make A Fool Of Me
  • 11.When You Get Right Down To It
  • 12.Over And Over
  • 13.Delfonics Theme
  • 14.Hey! Love
  • 15.Walk Right Up To The Sun
  • 16.Tell Me This Is A Dream
  • 17.Think It Over
  • 18.I Don't Want To Make You Wait
  • 19.I Told You So
  • 20.Lying To Myself

One of the most soulful Philly groups of all time, including such timeless tracks as
1. Can't Give You Anything (But My Love)
2. Can't Help Falling in Love
3. You'll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
4. I'm Stone in Love with You
5. You Make Me Feel Brand New
6. Betcha By Golly, Wow
7. You Are Everything
8. Let's Put It All Together
9. Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)
10. Break Up to Make Up
11. Peek-A-Boo
12. Rockin' Roll Baby
13. Star on a TV Show
14. Sing Baby Sing
15. Thank You Baby
16. Sixteen Bars
17. You're a Big Girl Now
18. Na Na Is the Saddest Word
19. People Make the World Go Round
20. Funky Weekend #10