8 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This super-popular Philly group craftily blended soul, R&B, and doo-wop in the late ’50s and ’60s and later added some funked-up disco. They recorded their biggest hits for Gamble and Huff’s storied Philadelphia International label in the '70s. This killer collection focuses on that era. The No. 1 smash “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is an era-defining slice of moving soul that features a beautifully gritty Teddy Pendergrass lead vocal, while the strangely uplifting dancefloor groover “Bad Luck” kills with a massive sing-along chorus. The smoky, sax-drenched “Be for Real” is all about their personal integrity, both spiritual and career-wise.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This super-popular Philly group craftily blended soul, R&B, and doo-wop in the late ’50s and ’60s and later added some funked-up disco. They recorded their biggest hits for Gamble and Huff’s storied Philadelphia International label in the '70s. This killer collection focuses on that era. The No. 1 smash “If You Don’t Know Me by Now” is an era-defining slice of moving soul that features a beautifully gritty Teddy Pendergrass lead vocal, while the strangely uplifting dancefloor groover “Bad Luck” kills with a massive sing-along chorus. The smoky, sax-drenched “Be for Real” is all about their personal integrity, both spiritual and career-wise.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
44 Ratings
44 Ratings
Blackademic ,

This is true soul!

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes is where Teddy P. got his true start! Every last one of these songs makes you feel like you grew up in the 70's when they were at their peak. This is a must have for ALL true "old soul" heads!

Bobby Bee ,

Bobby Bee

Nice compilation if you have to own just one..."Be For Real" another one Brother AD tears up!

Jenxman ,

The Real Thing

This is the real deal my friends. A must for every soull collection.

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