Monday, 18 June 2007

The Sound of Philadelphia

We're mining the Philadelphia International Records archives today with two tracks from opposite ends of this classic label's timeline.

First up we've got a request in the form of Bobby Taylor's "I Can't Quit Your Love" - a thumping slice of R&B from the former Motown man who also produced some of Jackson 5's greatest moments.

Bobby Taylor - I Can't Quit Your Love

Next up is an atypical track from Leon Huff who, together with Kenny Gamble, defined the Philly sound. "Your Body Won't Move, If You Don't Feel The Groove" eschews the usual orchestral sound for a drum machine, skittery hats and (yet more) squelchy synths. This comes from one of the last albums from the PIR stable, "Here to Create Music", which was a bit of a swansong featuring many classic Philly artists including Teddy Pendergrass, The O'Jays and The Jones Girls.

Leon Huff - Your Body Won't Move, If You Don't Feel The Groove

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