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The Ballads of the Philly Sound

The Ballads of the Philly Sound

Chart positions

This show was 4th in the global soulful chart and 13th in the global soul chart.

We are diving into the smooth ballads of the legendary Disco label presented here from a more soulful side. Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff really invented a uniquely beautiful sound back in the 1970’s. These are all hot buttered arrangements on the slowly walking side of Soul music. Some DJs call them 'low rider'. Whatever it is, feel free to enjoy the music by Peaches & Herb, Dee Dee Sharp Gamble, The O’Jays, The Ethics, The Ebonys, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Bunny Sigler, M.F.S.B., Billy Paul, Lou Rawls, Dick Jensen and more.

Picture: Eddie Levert, lead vocalist of the O’Jays by unknown photographer.

Comments

Duchess Rumph

I have this one on repeat. Awesome playlist.

The Soul Preacher

YES! Aren't they just great great tunes? Thank you!

Jazzcat

Fantastic set ! Enjoyed it so much, perfect for my lazy Sunday evening.....thank you !

John Green
John Green

so so soulful, real cool sounds == Really liked Ojays track==== to prove i love you===had to dig it out from the box set 40th anniversary, thanks.

The Soul Preacher

Thank you John. This is my second Philly Sound tribute by the way. The first one is here and little more uptempo.
https://www.mixcloud.com/soulpreachernight/philly-sound-a-tribute-to-gamble-and-huff/
Hope you'll enjoy!

Nike-Sparx
Nike-Sparx

Sweet selections my friend...

DrJazz

That Billy Paul song NEVER gets old! What a groove.....

The Soul Preacher

Billy was one of the few obvious choices exactly for THAT reason. Thanks much DrJ.

John Lane
John Lane

Good afternoon preacher another great selection classic real music big up ur status blessings

soulflower
soulflower

A Soul preacher compilation, once you found it you never let it go. Lovin‘ it!

The Soul Preacher

I'm so glad you have found it and please never let it go :)

Jonathan Field

I love ballads and I love the Philly sound, so this is wonderful TSP! :)

The Soul Preacher

Agreed Jonathan. Even in the ballads it's THAT Philly Sound. Amazing music and singers. Thank you!

Supabrown
Supabrown

Sheer soul!

Lorraine Dawson

Love this soulful Philly Sound ballads you put together SP this music certainly encaptulates and caresses the mood, warms the heart like magic, excellent quality streaming through my laptop.

The Soul Preacher

Soothing the Soul with Soul Music. So glad you liked it. Enjoy!