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Golden Philly Classics
Golden Philly Classics
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Ebonys
Title: Golden Philly Classics
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Collectables
Release Date: 10/20/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090431565926

CD Reviews

Yes!... A Golden Philly Classic......
William Blackshear | West Orange, NJ USA | 01/18/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A must for any old-school music collection! This cd encompasses the entire 1973 album on Philadelphia International Records, the X-Mas 45, and a few songs from their obscure, non-PIR, later 70s released lp, The Ebonys "Sing About Life", recorded in Somerville, NJ. The quality of the cd is very good, but does not reach the highest quality standard of the Sony Japanese import. This is a group that old-school soul aficionados may ask "What Happened"! Started in 1968, opposite Philly on the Jersey side, it appears the group was an early entry in the future stable of what was to become "The Sound Of Philadelphia", Philadelphia Intl. Records. Strange that their best known classic, the 1973 released "It's Forever", (on the album, same year released), was released 2 years after their first release and first hit, the sublime ballad (a number ten R&B single) "You're The Reason Why". Why such a gap, especially since the burgeoning label at the time in 1971 had yet to direct the Ojays to their break-through release "Back Stabbers" (1972), and had yet to welcome the Spinners into the fold (1972)? It's not as if the label at that time (1971), ala Motown during the 60s, was overflowing with talent? Some interesting questions, why not an album release shortly after the strong showing of their first hit, why only one album release while with the label? By the quality of recordings on the lp, it seems to the writer that more should have been forthcoming 1971-1973, only 7 or so songs? Last, would presume the group sang other songs that the label, at the time, decided not to include on the album, commonly referred to nowadays as the "lost sessions". Would be nice if released. As it stands now, "You're The Reason Why", "It's Forever", "I'll Try", "Life In the Country", catapults this Philly soul classic to 5 Stars"."
Multi-Year Love Affair
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My heart is near tears. I have loved this group since I was a teenager. We are talking about serious vocal harmonies. I crank up the radio the few times I get to hear their music. I could never understand why I never heard anything more from such an excellent group."Forever" and "Just Be Cause of You" are true soul classics."
Every home should have one
David H. J. Yeomans | Portsmouth | 07/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Every home should have a copy of this album just for the track i`ll try,Great soul music. Play it at home with your partner and i will promise you a night to remember."