via Sounds of the Universe: Everything you ever wanted to know about the music of Philadelphia. This really is quite an incredible, heavyweight (in all senses) new book that has blown us away. Expensive but definitely worth every penny!
A DEFINITIVE AND MASSIVE TEXTUAL GUIDE AND HISTORY!
Stunning in-depth investigation of how Philadelphia became the hottest city in the American pop music industry.! Thom Bell, Bobby Eli, John Madara, David White, The Harthon Team, Virtue’s Sigma Sound Studio, Cameo-Parkway, Del Val, Merben, Arctic, The Intruders, The O´Jays, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, Eddie Holman, WDAS and so much more!
This meticulously researched book tells the remarkable story of the music entrepreneurs, record labels, radio stations, recording studios all of which contributed to what became known to the world as The Philly Sound, all beautifully presented in full, sumptuous, coloured detail including a multitude of rare Soul/R&B discs and loads of vintage photographs and memorabilia.
A quality point of reference and a magnificent book for all Soul music & Northern Soul music fans worldwide – the bomb!
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