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

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JASCD1136

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.

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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.

Fully detailed liner notes.

Track Listing

1. LITTLE JOE AND THE THRILLERS - PEANUTS
2. BOBBY PETERSON QUINTET - THE HUNCH
3. THE BLUE NOTES - MY HERO
4. CHUBBY CHECKER - THE TWIST
5. BOBBY PETERSON - IRRESISTIBLE YOU
6. THE DREAMLOVERS - WHEN WE GET MARRIED
7. BERNARD BYERS - NO TIME TO CRY
8. BOBBY PARKER - WATCH YOUR STEP
9. BOBBY PARKER - STEAL YOUR HEART AWAY
10. THE GAINORS - THIS IS A PERFECT MOMENT
11. THE GAINORS - TELL HIM
12. LEE ANDREWS - YOU GAVE TO ME
13. LEE ANDREWS AND THE HEARTS - A NIGHT LIKE TONIGHT
14. THE DREAMLOVERS - IF I SHOULD LOSE YOU
15. FARRIS HILL & THE MADISON BROTHERS - DID WE GO STEADY TOO SOON
16. JIMMY DEE & HIS UNIVERSALS - (IN MY HEART) YOU'LL ALWAYS REMAIN
17. JIMMY DEE &THE UNIVERSALS - IF IT WASN'T FOR PRIDE
18. BIG BOY MYLES - SHE'S SO FINE
19. DEE DEE SHARP - MASHED POTATO TIME
20. THE ORLONS - THE WAH-WATUSI
21. DEE DEE SHARP - RIDE!
22. THE ORLONS - DON'T HANG UP
23. DON COVAY - THE POPEYE WADDLE
24. TEDDY AND THE TWILIGHTS - I'M JUST YOUR CLOWN
25. MARK VALENTINO - THE PUSH AND KICK
26. THE SHERRYS - POP POP POP-PIE
27. TEDDY & THE TWILIGHTS - WOMAN IS A MAN'S BEST FRIEND
28. THE BLUE-BELLES - I SOLD MY HEART TO THE JUNKMAN
29. CLAUDINE CLARK - PARTY LIGHTS

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Format
CD
Price Code
A
Release Date
November 12th, 2021
UPC Bar Code No
604988113624