It is...FRIDAY!! Which is my favorite day of the week because I get to post my "Old School Friday" Picks! In case you are new around these parts and don't know what "Old School Friday" is, well it is grown folks MUSIC! Yes we post some music that comes from some time before 2000, (hopefully) to relive some memories, and to educate or just entertain each other.
Ms Grapevine and MarvalusOne have teamed up to create a meme titled Old School Friday and since I love my music I had to sign up to join! If you want to join in the Old School Fun then go HERE for the guidelines.
The theme for this week ,
Humm, This Philly Soul theme is going to be HOT today!! I have to be true to "Old School" with this one, so I have to post singers from when I was growing up! The 70's was an awesome era for music! I bet the other participants will have a hard time posting 1 or 2 picks with this theme, I could have posted at least 20!!
Here are the other "Old School Friday" participants:- Electronic Village - Fresh And Fab -
Beleiver 1964 - - SJP - sHaE-sHaE
*WARNING... I GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY, SORRY!*So my FIRST pick for today's theme is Norman Connors. Norman Connors was born March 1st 1947, in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. If this man doesn't ooze Philly Soul than I don't know who does!! I personally LOVE this song. This is Old School BABY MAKING music!! (y'all don't know nothing about this...)
Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
So now that I got the SEXY out of the way... My real focus for today's theme is Gambel & Huff and TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)! Gambel & Huff got together and made magic in the 70's and with songs from HIT MAKERS like Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The O'Jays, Lou Rawls, Billy Paul and many more! The now defunct Philadelphia International Record Label, which was started 1971 is credited with multiple hits.
The Sound Of Philadelphia (TSOP)
Now that you have your intro, my artists picks are...
The LEGENDARY O'Jays! How can you talk about Philly soul and not talk about the O'Jays? They lent songs to the soundtrack of my life like "Stairway To Heaven"; "Forever Mine"; "Family Reunion" and "Cry Together".
O'Jays - Stairway To Heaven
Jean Carne was born in Columbus Georgia but did a lot of state and label hopping. In her travels she spent some time at Philadelphia International and while there she released this mild hit...
Jean Carne - Don't Let It Go To Your Head Now
This next group reps Houston Texas, BUT they were also signed to the Philadelphia International Record Label.
Archie Bell & The Drells - Tighten Up
Last but not least, what would Philly Soul be with out this next group? This is how you tell someone that you miss them! There is NOTHING out there today that even comes close to the emotion and intensity of this song...
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - I Miss You
Whew, now THAT was fun! I think I wore Youtube out this week!
Happy OSF! Peace & Love!!