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Various Artists - Watch Your Step - The Soulful Roots of Philadelphia Soul 1959-1962


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Cat. no: JASCD1136
Format: CD
Barcode: 604988113624
Release Date: 03 Dec 2021
Genre: Soul/R&B

In 2021 Philadelphia International, perhaps second only to Motown as one of the best-known labels the world has ever known, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary

It seems therefore appropriate to look at Philadelphia's R&B, Doo wop and early soul roots that inspired Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff to stop performing and form their own record labels in the mid-60s.The city was home to a great many labels who helped to usher in the sound of what came to be called soul music, Cameo Parkway, V-Tone, Swan and Heritage are all represented. The talent that emerged on these labels left an indelible impression on the development of soul music and include: Garnet Mimms (in The Gainors); Bobby Parker; The Orlons; Dee Dee Sharp; Don Covay and Lee Andrews.

Here are 29 proto soul tracks by some of the greatest artists to have emerged from the city of Philadelphia.

Includes fully detailed liner notes. 

Tracks: Little Joe And The Thrillers - Peanuts / Bobby Peterson Quintet - The Hunch / The Blue Notes - My Hero / Chubby Checker - The Twist / Bobby Peterson - Irresistible You / The Dreamlovers - When We Get Married / Bernard Byers - No Time To Cry / Bobby Parker - Watch Your Step / Bobby Parker - Steal Your Heart Away / The Gainors - This Is A Perfect Moment / The Gainors - Tell Him / Lee Andrews - You Gave To Me / Lee Andrews And The Hearts - A Night Like Tonight / The Dreamlovers - If I Should Lose You / Farris Hill & The Madison Brothers - Did We Go Steady Too Soon / Jimmy Dee & His Universals - (In My Heart) You'll Always Remain / Jimmy Dee &The Universals - If It Wasn't For Pride / Big Boy Myles - She's So Fine / Dee Dee Sharp - Mashed Potato Time / The Orlons - The Wah- Watusi / Dee Dee Sharp - Ride! / The Orlons - Don't Hang Up / Don Covay - The Popeye Waddle / Teddy And The Twilights - I'm Just Your Clown /
Mark Valentino - The Push And Kick / The Sherrys - Pop Pop Pop-Pie / Teddy & The Twilights - Woman Is A Man's Best Friend / The Blue-Belles - I Sold My Heart To The Junkman / Claudine Clark - Party Lights

More From This Artist: Bernard Byers Big Boy Myles Bobby Parker Bobby Peterson Bobby Peterson Quintet Chubby Checker Claudine Clark Dee Dee Sharp Don Covay Farris Hill & The Madison Brothers he Blue Notes Jimmy Dee & His Universals Lee Andrews Lee Andrews And The Hearts Little Joe And The Thrillers Mark Valentino Teddy & The Twilights Teddy And The Twilights The Blue-Belles The Dreamlovers The Gainors The Orlons The Sherrys

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