The Philly Sound BOOK Philadelphia Soul Music and its R&B Rootsby Dave Moore (UK) and Jason Thornton (US)

  • Book (2.6 kg) 9789189136861£60.00
    In stockAdd to Bag

BACK IN STOCK!!!!!

ABSOLUTELY MIND-BLOWING & STUNNING 700-page hardback book! 

FREE UK SHIPPING!!!!!

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!


Other Releases on

Mars by 1980 - The Story of Electronic MusicBy David Stubbs
*ALREADY ORDERED SIGNED BOOKS IN-STORE/ & SHIP next Wed 22 Aug) - THIS OFFER IS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU ORDERED 'PICK UP FROM SHOP* please come in any time...
Emilie Levienaise-FarrouchÉpoques
French pianist / composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch returns with the stunning 'Époques', her sophomore album for FatCat's pioneering 130701 imprint....
The War of the End of the Worldby Mario Vargas Llosa
s/hand paperback - wicked book about Brazliian maroons rebellion, it's high-adrenaline bomb innit
Eat Cubanby Judy Bastyra
Secondhand hardback funky cookery book
Earthquake on Orange StreetBuster's Jamaican Singles Story
New book/zine - Full discography, nice pics, wicked label scans - a work of love - it's the bomb! Only 10 squid!A4 55 pages
Youth, Culture and Photography (Youth questions)by Andrew Dewdney and Martin Lister (1988)
Youth culture and photography. Secondhand paperback book
Paul McCartney and Wingsby Jeremy Pascall (1977)
Large format secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket
Haiti - The Duvaliers and Their LegacyElizabeth Abbott
2nd hand hardback UK first edition ex-library w/stamps etc
High SocietyThe Real Voices of Club Culture
Intro by Billy Nasty. It's youth culture, the real kids talk. It's raves, parties, drugs ..... s/hand paperback original book
Len DeightonWinter - A Berlin Family 1899-1945Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000
Limited edition uncorrected proof number 906 / 1000.Yellowing cover. One crease. Box 1
Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
Elvis Presley - Unseen Archivesby Marie Clayton (2002)
S/hand hardback book
70 Years of Popular Music: The War YearsEdited by Peter Foss (1987)
Large format secondhand book/pamphlet
Sandeeno / Johnny ClarkeZion Train / Dance
Double header from Dub Conductor Music on this new 10" featuring Sandeeno and the legendary Johnny Clarke on one vocal a piece plus dubs.
Roberta FlackKilling Me Softly (DVD)
Well documented story of Roberta Flacks musical career and talent ...
Be My Babyby Ronnie Spector and Vince Waldron (1991)
secondhand book
Bob MarleyLegend
 
Reflections on Wagner's Ringby John Culshaw (1976)
Neat secondhand hardback book w/ dustjacket
All American Music: Composition in the Late Twentieth Centuryby John Rockwell (1983)
Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket, plastic covered. Features chapters on Cage, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Robert Ashley, Phillip Glass, Keith Jarrett,...
Soviet Composers and the Development of Soviet Musicby Stanley Dale Krebs (1970)
1st edition hardback w/dustjacket minor tears signature inside
Zoot Suits and Secondhand Dresses: Anthology of Fashion and Music (Youth questions)by Angela McRobbie (1989)
Youth culture clothes innit. Secondhand paperback book
The book of musicals: From Show Boat to A Chorus Lineby Arthur Jackson (1977)
Hmmm. Large format secondhand book
Brass Bandsby Arthur R. Taylor (1979)
Hardback book w/dustjacke, ex-library w/stamps, plastic covered
John Taverner: His Life and Musicby Colin Hand (1978)
Secondhand paperback
Edward Elgar: His life and musicby Diana McVeagh (1955)
Secondhand Hardback book ex-libary
Music from the Middle Ages to the Renaissanceby F. W. Sternfeld (1973)
Secondhand hardback book w/ a badly damaged dustjacket
Medieval Music (Oxford Topics in Music)by Joan Arnold (1982)
Nice information book/pamphlet
The Folk Music Encyclopaediaby Kristin Baggelaar And Donald Milton (1977)
Secondhand paperback book
Backing into the Limelight: The Story of the Mike Sammes Singersby Mike Sammes (1994)
Easy now!Secondhand hardback book w/dustjacket
Music for the Moviesby Tony Thomas (1977)
Good secondhand out of print edition paperback book

People also bought

Arnold BlairTrying To Get Next To YouSoul Jazz Records
NEW LTD. FIRST EDITION 300 copies. Only available EXCLUSIVELY to customers at Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe. Stone-cold...
Betty HarrisThere's A Break In The RoadSoul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.All time-killer New Orleans heavyweight funk...
Highlife GiantsWest African Dance Band PioneersCassava Republic Press
As West Africa's oldest form of popular music, Highlife was the soundtrack of the independence era and its influence still resonates widely today. Highlife...
Jordan RakeiCloakSoul Has No Tempo
Debut album from rising Australian, UK based soul star Jordan Rakei. 'Cloak' picks up from where his excellent 'Groove Curse' EP left off and...
  • 2×LP£20.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£10.99
    Out of stock
Black Fire! New Spirits! BOOKImages of A Revolution : Radical Jazz in the USA 1960-75Soul Jazz Books
Featuring: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Albert Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Roland Kirk, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Eric Dolphy,...
Lady WraySmiling / Make Me OverBig Crown Records
Gritty soul music from Lady Wray! 'Smiling' is a raw, uptempo cut backed with the deeper ballad of 'Make Me Over'.
Secrets of VoodooBy Milo RigaudCity Lights
Secrets of Voodoo traces the development in Haiti and the Americas of this complex religion from its sources in Africa. the book represents a straightforward...
  • Book (350g)£9.99
    Out of stock
  • Original Book (300g)£15.00
    Out of stock
Johnny Adams Feel The Beat, Feel The Heat Sounds Of The Universe / Soul Jazz Records
NEW ORLEANS  funky boogie soul disco bomb 45! Latest Soul Jazz Records/Sounds of the Universe SOUL 7-inch series - after the now sold out...
Back In The Days Photographs By Jamel ShabazzpowerHouse Books
Amazing, genius photographs of New York hip-hop fashion and culture taken by Jamel Shabazz between 1980 and 1989. Intro by Fab Five Freddy. As stylish...
  • Book (700g)£30.00
    Out of stock
Marilyn Barbarin and The Soul FindersRebornSoul Jazz Records
Last seen on Popsike in 2014 where it sold for $462! EXCLUSIVE 45 Unbelieveably heavyweight New Orleans funk monster! Produced by the imcomparible...
  • 7"£9.99
    Out of stock
What We WoreA People's History Of British StylePrestel
Filled with images culled from the personal photo albums of the British public, What We Wore provides a visual timeline of UK fashion since the 1950s....
  • Book (500g)£20.00
    Out of stock
Voodoo, Truth and Fantasy (aka Voodoo Search for the Spirit)By Laennec HurbonNew Horizons
A bit like the Rough Guide to Reggae - except for Voodoo. Recommended! Out of Africa came the cult of spirits who could enter human beings and cross...
Primal Scream An illustrated biographyby Stuart ColesOmnibus Press
secondhand large format paperback original
  • Original Book (350g)£10.00
    Out of stock
Punk 45: The Singles Cover Art of Punk 1976-80Edited by Jon Savage and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
Back in print!!!Soul Jazz Records’ massive deluxe 400-page Punk 45s cover art book edited and compiled by Jon Savage (author of the seminal book on punk,...
Life And Death On The New York Dance Floor, 1980-1983By Tim Lawrence
Here we go .. massive NYC dancefloor 500+ page book by the excellent Tim Lawrence - who wrote Love Saves The Day and also has written for Soul Jazz...
Cover Art of Studio One RecordsDeluxe Hardback 12x12" 200 page BookSoul Jazz Books
Available for limited period at special discount price! 100% Absolutely essential! Super-deluxe 12x12" hardback 200 page plus, hundreds of classic Studio...
Reggae Deep Roots MusicProteus Rocks
Good rare-ish book about reggae. S/hand out-of-print paperback book. 
  • Original Book (800g)£15.00
    Out of stock
Disco: An Encyclopedic guide to the cover art of disco Presented by Disco Patrick and Patrick Vogt Soul Jazz Books
OUT NOW! New 400-page 12"x12" deluxe heavyweight book on Soul Jazz Records/Books. Foreword by Tom Moulton and Nicky Siano (The Gallery). Presented...
Larry LevanLarry Levan's Paradise Garage: The Legend of Dance Music Vol. 3Salsoul
Part 3 in the series with classic disco cuts from Skyy, The Salsoul Orchestra, Orlando Riva Sound, Instant Funk and more! 
  • 3×LP£21.99
    Out of stock
Maurice WhiteMy Life With Earth, Wind & FireAmistad
OVER 60% OFF! My Life with Earth Wind, and Fire is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him...
Larry Levan's Paradise Garage: The Legend of Dance Music Vol. 4Various ArtistsSalsoul
Part 4 in the series with classic disco cuts from Sparkle, Instant Funk, Candido, First Choice and more! 
  • 3×LP£21.99
    Out of stock
Trojan - The Story of Trojan RecordsBy Laurence Cane-HoneysettTrojan
MASSIVE new book (300+ pages!) A lavish, fully illustrated deluxe book, an official history, from the label’s archivist, historian Laurence Cane-Honeysett Includes...
  • Book (1.9kg)£30.00 £25.00
    Out of stock
Betty HarrisMean Man / I'm Gonna Git YaSoul Jazz Records
EXCLUSIVE NEW 45rpm - ONLY available direct from Soul Jazz Records or Sounds of the Universe.This is our second Betty Harris single...
  • 7"£9.99
    Out of stock
Bettye LaVetteA Woman Like MeBlue Rider Press
Import USA Hardback edition 66% OFF! Acclaimed R&B singer Bettye LaVette celebrates her storied career in show business with her stunning memoir, A Woman...
New Orleans Funk Box SetLtd. Edition Collectors Edition 7" Box SetThe Original Sound Of FunkSoul Jazz Records
LAST COPIES!!! - GOING,GOING ...........Soul Jazz Records’  Exclusive Limited-Edition New Orleans Funk 7” Box Set comprising five classic New...