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Soul of Philadelphia: Conquer the World
Various Artists
Soul of Philadelphia: Conquer the World
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
 
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Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records is full of names that never went far beyond the neighborhoods and bars of Philadelphia: locals stars such as Bobby Bennett, the Soul Devalients, Pat & ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Soul of Philadelphia: Conquer the World
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 3/4/2008
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 886972733821

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Conquer The World: The Lost Soul Of Philadelphia International Records is full of names that never went far beyond the neighborhoods and bars of Philadelphia: locals stars such as Bobby Bennett, the Soul Devalients, Pat & the Blenders and Love Committee (formerly the beloved Ethics). As artists they may have never conquered the world, but on Lost Soul their music remains wonderful forever.

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Digging Deeper into the Philly Soul catalog! Hopefully the
DavidS91 | Los Angeles, CA | 03/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are a fan of Philadelphia Soul music, then you know that the same core group of musicians played on many of the biggest hits coming out of Philadelphia in the 1970's. They were known as MFSB and they were the musicians on hundreds of songs, including, "Love Train," "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "Betcha By Golly Wow," "La La Means I Love You," "Sideshow," "Love Won't Let Me Wait," "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," "For The Love of Money," "Me and Mrs. Jones," "You Make Me Feel Brand New," "I'll Be Around," "Could it be I'm Falling in Love," "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time," along with many others. Pretty good resume, huh? And the ones I mentioned are just the tip of the iceberg.

This CD features some of the lesser known songs from that period. Songs that came out alongside those great classics, but for one reason or another were not big hits like the ones we heard on the radio. Still, they are great songs with the classic Philly sound! Like Motown before them, the musicians of MFSB created a unique sound that is timeless and always enjoyable to listen to, even 35 years later!

Here in the United States, record labels are always reluctant to take chances, often releasing the same "greatest hits" compilations over and over again. This project breaks the mold and is clearly a labor of love.

If you love songs like, "Break Up To Make Up," "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely," and "Then Came You," you really should give this collection a try. You just may find that you have a whole new group of songs to enjoy from the same musicians who brought you the classics you've enjoyed for years. And hopefully, if we support this release, it will convince the record label to continue opening up the vaults of Philadelphia International and give us volumes 2, 3, 4, etc."
Great collection of rarities from the PIR vaults.
Justo Roteta | Los Angeles, California United States | 03/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This excellent collection of rarities from the PIR vaults is most definitely a must-have. The songs by The Futures, Frankie and The Spindles, Bobby Bennett, Love Committee and Ruth McFadden are not well-known but will become real favorites once you hear them. The artists and groups featured on this CD certainly drifted into obscurity but their music was just as good as that of their much better-known labelmates. Indispensable!!!"
BACK IN THE DAY
Lester L. Carter | PHILA , PA | 07/18/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You had to be around Philly in the early 70's to see and hear Soul Devalents, Yellow Sunshine and Bunny Sigler. Yellow Sunshine used to be known by another name that now escapes me. This disc adds a footnote to my Philadelphia history. And how did Love Committee miss. Maybe it was those outrageous outfits they used to wear."