Do you know what TSOP is? Ask a person of a certain age who grew up along the mid-Atlantic region and you will get the answer: The Sound of Philadelphia, or Philly Soul.
I was in Starbucks the other week and in their CD collection, they were selling Philly Soul – The Sound of Philadelphia – 1967 to 1980. It’s an excellent compilation of songs featuring bands such as Archie Bell & The Drells (my friend Maxminimus swears he knows what a Drell is, but won’t tell me!), Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The O’Jays and my personal favourite, the late Teddy Pendergrass, singing “Love TKO”.
Actually, it’s nice to see Teddy singing in this video. He was in a near fatal car accident later in the year this was filmed and was paralyzed for the last 28 years of his life.
What’s the music that reminds you of the good times? TSOP is some of it for me!