The Philly Sound was characterized by a blend of funk influences and lush string and horn instrumentations. Some might argue that the sound was overproduced, but it proved extremely popular and set the stage for the highly polished sounds of the developing Disco scene. Some of the most famous Philly groups are represented on this blinder of a record, including MFSB, the O'Jays, and Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes, and there's not a weak song in the bunch. This and the preceding Motown Disco post would make a killer DJ set... two turntables, two records, and one fantastic dance party!
CD available on Amazon:
(amazon.com) Philadelphia Classics