Monday, November 03, 2008

People All Over The World

As great as The Philly Sound Box Set was, it stopped at 1976, missing Teddy Pendergrass' solo career, the O'Jays last hits and "Ain't No Stopping Us Now". So, Love Train: Ultimate Sound of Philadelphia may sound like overkill, but it isn't because it goes all the way up to 1983, and ventures outside of PI Records for some of Thom Bell's, Gamble & Huff's non PIR records and a few other non PIR and Thom Bell records. One can overdose on this stuff, but the fact remains that the Philly Sound was the Soul sound of the 70's, while Motown declined. This latest box supercedes the previous one and is certainly the one document you'll want to have to prove once and for all that these guys responsible for this sound were geniuses.
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