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Teddy Pendergrass - Greatest Hits (1992) [Re-Up]

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Teddy Pendergrass - Greatest Hits (1992) [Re-Up]

Teddy Pendergrass - Greatest Hits (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 405 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 157 Mb | Scans included | 01:07:39
Philly Soul, Smooth Soul, Quiet Storm, Funk | Label: Repertoire | # REP 4245-WZ

This collection covers Pendergrass' run of big hits from the Philadelphia International era, including "I Don't Love You Anymore," "Close The Door" and "Turn Off The Lights".

Bunny Sigler - My Music (1976) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

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Bunny Sigler - My Music (1976) [2005, Remastered Reissue]

Bunny Sigler - My Music (1976) [2005, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul, Philly Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 38:52 | 323,21 Mb
Label: Philadelphia Int-al Rec./Edsel Records (UK) | Cat.# DIAB 422 | Released: 2005-08-29 (1976)

Philly soul artist/producer Bunny Sigler's third album for Gamble & Huff's Philadelphia International Records label, My Music marked the first time he used his protégé band Instant Funk on an entire album. Sigler seems better for it since he lets his creativity fill the album with engaging surprises. The opener, "I'm the Bunny From the Other Side of the Ocean," is filled with humor, jokey asides, and a tight horn section. The thumpin' percolating title track, co-written by Sigler, Leon Huff, and McFadden & Whitehead ("Aint No Stoppin' Us Now"), slowly builds instrument by instrument as Sigler directs each band member to come in, then the whole funk lesson becomes peppered with James Brown-ish horn riffs.

The Stylistics - Sun & Soul (1977) [2018, Reissue]

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The Stylistics - Sun & Soul (1977) [2018, Reissue]

The Stylistics - Sun & Soul (1977) [2018, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 34:47 | 303,25 Mb
Label: H & L Records/Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# HLK-69019 | Released: 2018 (1977)

"Sun & Soul" is the 10th studio album by American R&B/soul group The Stylistics, released in 1977. During the early 1970s, the group frequently collaborated with notable R&B/soul producer Thom Bell (The Delfonics, The Spinners, Deniece Williams) on their way to earning twelve consecutive R&B top ten hits, 5 Gold singles, and 3 Gold albums.

The O'Jays - Family Reunion...plus (1975) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

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The O'Jays - Family Reunion...plus (1975) [2010, Remastered Reissue]

The O'Jays - Family Reunion…plus (1975) [2010, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul, Pop-Soul | XLD Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 52:55 | 395,39 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (UK) | Cat.# EDSM0001 | Released: 2010-04-12 (1975)

"Family Reunion" is a 1975 album by American R&B group The O'Jays. The album was released in late 1975 on the Philadelphia International Records label. Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios in Philadelphia, and produced by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Family Reunion includes the enduring classic "I Love Music" and "Livin' for the Weekend", both of which topped the R&B singles chart, and placed at #5 and #20 respectively on the pop chart. The ballad "Stairway to Heaven", originally issued as the B-side to "Livin' for the Weekend" and unrelated to the Led Zeppelin song of the same name, has also gone on to become a staple of quiet storm radio programming. While the title track did not chart, it still garnered airplay, as the lyrics (as well as the album artwork) focused on the importance of the family structure especially at gatherings. "Family Reunion" became the group's 3rd consecutive R&B chart-topping album, and its #7 peak on the pop chart was their highest placing on this chart at the time (1978's So Full of Love would peak one place higher). "Family Reunion" was awarded a Platinum Album for RIAA Certification of over one million copies sold.

Bunny Sigler - Let It Snow (1980) [2003, Reissue]

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Bunny Sigler - Let It Snow (1980) [2003, Reissue]

Bunny Sigler - Let It Snow (1980) [2003, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 36:08 | 327,22 Mb
Label: Salsoul Records/Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# AGEK-2455 | Released: 2003-08-31 (1980)

Bunny Sigler let his fertile, prolific imagination run wild for his final Salsoul album, "Let It Snow", issued in June 1980 with the end results being fun, funny, and funky. The first single, "Super Duper Super Man," has great cartoonish sound effects and the chant: "I don't like Kryptonite/ but I like Lois Lane and some serious tympani rolls." The snap-laced, quiet storm-ish title track not the holiday standard seductively swirls around in a frosty mix of echoing "oohs" and lazy don't-give-a-darn guitar lines. The track became a steppers standard, so copies of "Let It Snow" maybe extremely hard to find. "Girl You're Driving Me Crazy" skates along on a hi-hat, a sense of wacky humor, and a great horn and string arrangement by Lenny Pakula.

MFSB - Universal Love (1975) Japanese Reissue 2018

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MFSB - Universal Love (1975) Japanese Reissue 2018

MFSB - Universal Love (1975) Japanese Reissue 2018
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 242 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 98 Mb | Scans included | 00:34:14
Funk, Philly Soul, Disco | Label: Philadelphia Int./Sony Music Labels | # SICP-5715

MFSB was the legendary multicultural house band for the label Philadelphia International. Debuting as an act in 1973, the band released seminal early-disco tracks like "TSOP," "Love Is the Message," and the ballad "Something For Nothing." Although this effort didn't reach the heights of its predecessor, Love Is the Message, Universal Love has the band exhibiting even more skill as a hitmaking enterprise. As with the earlier hits, seven out of the eight tracks on Universal Love were arranged by Bobby Martin, who always got a classic sound out of any Philly production. The tracks "Sexy" and "T.L.C. (Tender Lovin' Care)" both effortlessly employ intonations of big band that came from the horn charts and Zach Zachery's tenor sax solos. At this point the gloss and rhythm style of the MFSB players, primarily the sound of bassist Ron Baker and drummer Earl Young, helped to initiate disco. Although they were no doubt influential, the songs "MFSB" and the hard-driving "Let's Go Disco" have an inimitable production.

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

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The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013 [Re-Up]

The O'Jays - The O'Jays in Philadelphia (1970) Remastered 2013
XLD | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 198 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 70 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb
Philly Soul, Pop-Soul, R&B | Label: Big Break | # CDBBR 0229 | Time: 00:30:05

Contrary to what its title suggests, The O'Jays in Philadelphia isn't a live album. Rather, the title of this studio date refers to the beginning of their association with Philly's R&B scene and producers/songwriters Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff. What they didn't know in 1969 was just how long and fruitful that association would end up being. This album wasn't the major hit that Back Stabbers would be, but not for lack of strong material. From "One Night Affair" to "Let Me in Your World," this superb album is quintessential Philly soul. While Eddie Levert's gospel-influenced belting is as gritty as anything that came from Stax Records, the production is as notably sleek. A few years later, Gamble & Huff would produce a longer, heavily syncopated version of "Affair" for Jerry Butler that some soul historians exalt as the first disco single.

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1972) [2004, Remastered]

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Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1972) [2004, Remastered]

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1972) [2004, Remastered]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 41:07 | 280,49 Mb
Label: Epic/Legacy (EU) | Cat.# 516002 2 | Released: 2004-02-24 (1972)

"I Miss You" (later reissued as "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes") is the debut album released by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes on the Philadelphia International record label in August 1972. It was produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. The album title was changed from "I Miss You" to "Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes" and given a new cover after the success of the single "If You Don't Know Me by Now". The group's roster for this album is Lloyd Parks, Teddy Pendergrass, Harold Melvin, Lawrence Brown and Bernie Wilson. The album was arranged by Bobby Martin, Norman Harris and Thom Bell. The single "I Miss You" was featured in the film Dead Presidents.

The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

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The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]

The Stylistics - Heavy (1974) [2017, Remastered with Bonus Tracks]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 45:22 | 347,29 Mb
Label: Amherst Records/Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# AVK-69004 | Released: 2017 (1974)

The magical union between The Stylistics and producer/writer Thom Bell ended with this album, but the legacy had included a string of fabulous hit singles and arguably the greatest "sweet" soul productions of all time. Russell Tompkins, Jr. was in his prime as a lead vocalist, and while this album didn't have any blockbusters like its predecessors, it still had plenty of exquisitely sung, nicely harmonized ballads and love tunes.

The Spinners - Albums Collection (4CD) [Re-Up]

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The Spinners - Albums Collection (4CD) [Re-Up]

The Spinners - Albums Collection (4CD)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.41 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 592 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Philly Soul, Smooth Soul, Disco | Time: 03:42:56

The Spinners were the greatest soul group of the early '70s, creating a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Ironically, the band's roots lay in Detroit, where they formed as a doo wop group during the late '50s. Collection includes: 'Pick Of The Litter' (1975); Dancin' And Lovin' (1979); 2LP-in-1CD 'From Here To Eternally' (1979)+ 'Love Trippin' (1980); 2LP-in-1CD 'Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow' (1977) + 'Labor Of Love' (1981).

MFSB - The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (1978) & Mysteries Of The World (1980) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

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MFSB - The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (1978) & Mysteries Of The World (1980) [2008, Remastered Reissue]

MFSB - The Gamble-Huff Orchestra (1978) & Mysteries Of The World (1980) [2008, Remastered Reissue]
R&B, Philly Soul, Jazz-Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 01:18:22 | 622,97 Mb
Label: Edsel Records (UK) | Cat.# DIAB 419 | Released: 2010-08-04 (1978/1980)

Released in 1999, MFSB & Gamble Huff Orchestra/Mysteries of the World contains two complete albums - MFSB & Gamble Huff Orchestra (1978, originally released on Philadelphia International) and Mysteries of the World (1980, originally released on Philadelphia International) - by MFSB on one compact disc.

The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)

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The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)

The Whispers - The Janus Years: 1969-1974 [2CD] (2002)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Philly Soul, Urban | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (TIF) | 02:24:22 | 990,68 Mb
Label: Unidisc (Canada) | Cat.# SPLK2-8055 | Released: 2002-12-23

Sanctuary originally released this collection several years ago but unfortuntely, they also omitted several tracks that make up "The Planets Of Life" disc. Those were originally released by Soul Clock in 1969 as "The Whispers" and subsequentally reissued in 1973 by Janus as "The Planets Of Life." The omitted tracks appear on another Sanctuary collection with eight previously unreleased bonus tracks and the original artwork from the 1969 LP. That collection showcases the Soul Clock years from 1969-70 while the original release of this set of discs showcases the three original Janus albums from 1972-74. So depending on which collections you buy, you may get about ten tracks that repeat. But the lost gem here is the track, "Feel Like Comin' Home," which is previously only seen released as a B-side single. It's also released on some copies of the original "Greatest Hits" LP on Janus from 1975.

The Three Degrees - Greatest Hits (2001) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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The Three Degrees - Greatest Hits (2001) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

The 3 Degrees - Greatest Hits (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 900 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 343 Mb | Scans included
R&B, Philly Soul, Smooth Soul, Disco | Label: IMC Music Ltd | # GLD 25442 | 02:22:19

A super-sizing of this long-running but under-publicized group's productive years – from 1970 to 1979 – on Roulette, Philadelphia International, Epic, and Ariola Records. Only diehards will miss earlier (excluded) sides from 1965 to 1969 on Swan, ABC, Warner Bros., Metromedia, and Neptune. This set beams up their hits: "TSOP," "When Will I See You Again," "Maybe," "Dirty Old Man," "Long Lost Lover," etc, and spans to include scorching renditions of New York City's "I'm Doing Fine Now," Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On," and Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man." Essential for girl group fans, and a good buy for casual fans.

Johnny Mathis - I'm Coming Home (1973) [2003, Remastered Reissue]

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Johnny Mathis - I'm Coming Home (1973) [2003, Remastered Reissue]

Johnny Mathis - I'm Coming Home (1973) [2003, Remastered Reissue]
Pop/Rock, Vocal Pop, Philly Soul, Ballad | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 41:35 | 406,32 Mb
Label: Columbia/Legacy (USA) | Cat.# CK 85810 | Released: 2003-07-01 (1973-09-21)

Happy 85th Birthday, Mr. Johnny Mathis!

"I'm Coming Home" is an album by American pop singer Johnny Mathis that was released on September 21, 1973, by Columbia Records and was mainly composed of material written by the songwriting team of its producer, Thom Bell, and Linda Creed. Unlike several of the Mathis albums before it, I'm Coming Home relied primarily on new songs and included only two covers of established chart hits, both of which were by The Stylistics ("I'm Stone in Love with You" and "Stop Look and Listen to Your Heart"). The album made its first appearance on Billboard magazine's Top LP's & Tapes chart in the issue dated November 17, 1973, and remained there for 22 weeks, peaking at #115. It also began an 11-week run on the UK album chart on March 8, 1975, during which time it made it to #18. On July 1, 1975, the British Phonographic Industry awarded the album with Silver certification for sales of 60,000 units.

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

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Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2 LP in 1 CD, Remastered 2007 [Re-Up]

Jerry Butler - 'The Ice Man Cometh' (1968) + 'Ice On Ice' (1969) 2LP in 1CD 2007
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 388 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 153 Mb | Scans included | 01:02:23
Soul, Pop-Soul, Philly Soul | Collectors' Choice Music/Universal | # CCM-750/B0007918-02

When ex-Impressions leader Jerry Butler joined forces with Philadelphia writer-producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff, soul music history was made. There's not a clinker on these two records; that they hit #29 and #41 on the pop charts, respectively, each with a host of pop and R&B hit singles, is testament to their widespread appeal. Jerry, currently the Commissioner of Cook County, has graciously lent copious quotes to Gene Sculatti's notes on our exclusive Collectors' Choice Music release…these two albums belong in every library.