Watch Your Step: The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia - Watch Your Step: The Soulful Roots Of Philadelphia | RECORD STORE DAY
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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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In 2021 Philadelphia International, perhaps second only to Motown as one of the best-known labels the world has ever known, is celebrating it's 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.