Various - The Best Of Philadelphia International Records


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50th anniversary of the legendary Philadelphia International Records label founded in 1971 by innovative and prolific songwriters / producers Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. This superb compilation showcases the sophisticated sound associated with the label also known as 'The Sound of Philadelphia'. Featuring the legendary roster of music stars who helped bring these chart topping disco, R&B, soul and funk sounds to life including The O’Jays, Patti LaBelle, Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, Billy Paul, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls, McFadden Whitehead, The Three Degrees, Phyllis Hyman, The Intruders and the ultimate 'house band' MFSB.

  1. back stabbers – the o’jays
  2. the love i lost (part 1) – harold melvin & the blue notes
  3. me and mrs. jones – billy paul
  4. when will i see you again – the three degrees
  5. you’ll never find another love like mine – lou rawls
  6. t.s.o.p. (the sound of philadelphia) – mfsb (featuring the three degrees)
  7. ain’t no stoppin’ us now – mcfadden & whitehead
  8. if you don’t know me by now – harold melvin & the blue notes
  9. i’ll always love my momma – the intruders
  10. love train – the o’jays
  11. close the door – teddy pendergrass
  12. if only you knew – patti labelle