Saturday, December 08, 2007

Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records

Staying with Philly and following on from the last post - here's a great compilation to celebrate the more obscure side of the Philly International empire.

Philly International, way past the hits -- presented here on a special collection of key rarities from the legendary label! If you think you've heard Philly before, get ready to think again -- because the tracks here are all non-iconic gems from the deeper reaches of the label -- deeper soul, hipper club, and heavier funk than you might expect from the sweeter chart singles the imprint scored back in the 70s! The package is a masterpiece -- way better than we might have expected, and featuring some key tracks that even we'd never heard before -- more than enough to have you digging funky 45s for Philly International. Tracks include "Ghetto Woman (parts 1 & 2)" by Ruth McFadden, "Everybody Needs Good Lovin (parts 1 & 2)" by Bunny Sigler, "Days Go By" by Bobby Bennett, "It's So Wonderful" by Johnny Williams, "Makin Up Time (parts 1 & 2)" by Frankie & The Spindles, "Hard Workin Man" by Pat & The Blenders, "Theme From Five Fingers Of Death" by Bunny Sigler, "Good & Plenty" by Carolyn Crawford, "Yellow Sunshine" by Yellow Sunshine, "Darling Come Back Home" by Love Committee, and "Grasshopper" by The Soul Devalents. (Vinyl-only compilation -- pressed on super-heavy vinyl, with a great gatefold cover!) Dusty Groove

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