(PHILLY) 26 Titel (76:45) 12-seitiges Booklet.
(PHILLY ARCHIVES) Radio Show lizenziert von Sonny Hopson (60:53) feat. James Brown, Joe Tex u.a., Jingles, Werbespots etc. Diese authentische Radiosendung von 1969 wird Sie in eine kostbare Zeit der Geschichte zurückversetzen, als das schwarze AM-Radio in der längst verschwundenen Soulmusikszene von Philadelphia die Wellen beherrschte.
DescriptionBlue Note recording artist Amos Lee is a singer/songwriter from Philly whose music has been heard on many popular TV and movie soundtracks. In 2005, he released his eponymous debut and was named one of Rolling Stone´s ´Top 10 Artists To Watch´. The matching folio features artist-approved, note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all eleven songs.SonglistAll My FriendsArms Of A WomanBlack RiverBottom Of The BarrelColorsDreamin´Give It UpKeep It Loose, Keep It TightLove In The LiesSeen It All BeforeSoul Suckers
An edgy yet accessible ´´bad bitch´´ guide to life, love, and success from Amber Rose, renowned model, entrepreneur, and pop culture personality. Bad Bitch (n.): a self-respecting, strong female who has everything together. This consists of body, mind, finances, and attitude; a woman who gets her way by any means necessary. Amber Rose didn´t let her early years in the tough neighborhood of South Philly keep her from achieving her star-studded goals. From the sets of music videos to high fashion runways and magazines to life at home with her beautiful son, Amber doesn´t hesitate to command her personal stage with confidence, edge, attitude, and her own form of grace. For the first time, this renowned model, actress, socialite, pop culture maven, and self-proclaimed ´´bad bitch´´ is sharing her secrets on how to lead a powerful life in this edgy yet accessible guide to life, love, and success. With unparalleled candor, ´´Muva´´ pulls back the curtain on her roller coaster of a journey from a young trailblazer to a worldwide phenomenon - and it´s this evolution that has influenced her intoxicating, authoritative outlook on life and love. Filled with expert advice and personal anecdotes, How to Be a Bad Bitch covers finances, career, love, beauty, and fashion while emphasizing confidence, positive self-acceptance, and authenticity. Above all, Amber delivers a message to all women in this fiercely fearless guide: work hard, love yourself, embrace your femininity and sexuality, and, most importantly, chase the best vision of you possible. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amber Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/007261/bk_sans_007261_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enchanting and staggeringly original debut novel about one day in the lives of three unforgettable characters Madeleine Altimari is a smart-mouthed, rebellious nine-year-old who also happens to be an aspiring jazz singer. Still mourning the recent death of her mother, and caring for her grief-stricken father, she doesn´t realize that on the eve of Christmas Eve she is about to have the most extraordinary day - and night - of her life. After bravely facing down mean-spirited classmates and rejection at school, Madeleine doggedly searches for Philadelphia´s legendary jazz club The Cat´s Pajamas, where she´s determined to make her on-stage debut. On the same day, her fifth grade teacher, Sarina Greene, who´s just moved back to Philly after a divorce, is nervously looking forward to a dinner party that will reunite her with an old high school crush, afraid to hope that sparks might fly again. And across town at The Cat´s Pajamas, club owner Lorca discovers that his beloved haunt may have to close forever, unless someone can find a way to quickly raise the $30,000 that would save it. As these three lost souls search for love, music and hope on the snow-covered streets of Philadelphia, together they will discover life´s endless possibilities over the course of one magical night. A vivacious, charming and moving debut, 2 A.M. at The Cat´s Pajamas will capture your heart and have you laughing out loud. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Angela Goethals. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003892/bk_rand_003892_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(2011/ACE) 24 tracks (64:31) with 20 page booklet. - Us Brits take our music very (very) seriously. It is often part of a whole scene which can include fashion, drug habits, social events and in the extreme, a whole ethos. We are very protective of something we put so much time and effort into and criticism goes to the core. The Northern Soul scene started over four decades ago and was never meant to be more than a passing fad. It just got so good we couldn’t bear to let go, or grow up. We still have an emotional attachment to records played by teenagers to teenagers an eon ago. The music was all brand new to us at that time and being brought up in a culture thousands of miles away from its source, we had to make it up as we went along. Knowledge was limited and we had no idea of the circumstances or origins of the recordings. For all we knew, Barnaby Bye could have come straight outta Philly’s black ghetto. Actually, we wouldn’t have cared had we known they had long hair and flares; the beat and sound was all. Dance records were what we wanted. They were usually based on the classic Motown sound, but we veered off up many a dark musical alley. Soul revisionism didn’t happen until the momentum and euphoria finally calmed down in the late 70s. I think all of the tracks on here were first played in the early 70s days of the scene (the Rumblers may have been a bit later) but hardly any of them have been played as oldies since. They’ve been airbrushed from our musical history. These are the ones we’ve removed from the DJ box, but left close to hand for that nostalgia trip. I can understand why more serious music fans look down on some of these tracks, but it really is their loss. Ann D’Andrea is so basic I thought they’d sent a demo take, but what an uplifting bouncy, catchy number it is. I recently had a discussion about David & the Giants with a serious soul fan, who claimed their record’s appeal was down to the Fame studio musicians and production. I’m sure that was him trying to justify his love of it. I think it’s the way the group captured the essence and exuberance of young love that makes it. That same goes for Kiki Dee’s ‘On A Magic Carpet Ride’. As a longhaired left-wing member of the Market Harborough underground in the late 60s, I couldn’t have pictured myself raving about a song featuring ´´rainbow’s end” lyrics in later years. John Fred’s ‘Hey Hey Bunny’ sounds like an early bubblegum record, but what fun and, if you’re a dancer, a great one to burn some energy off to. I beg you to get past the artists and titles that have repelled you for years and give this maligned side of Northern Soul an honest appraisal. If it gets one grumpy soul stalwart skipping across the kitchen to ‘Put Me In Your Pocket’ it’ll all have been worthwhile. (By Ady Croasdell)
(Ace Records) 24 tracks with 16 page booklet. Everything you wanted to hear by Philadelphia´s mulit-talented and mysterious Claudine Clark, including some alternate takes, pseudonymous recordings, great previously unissued tracks and Northern Soul rarity. - ´´I see the lights, the party lights...I see Tommy and Joe and Betty and Sue – whoa oh! There goes my boyfriend too...I wanna go, I wanna go...” – never did a girl sound so upbeat and lively about not being allowed to go out partying as twenty-one-year old Claudine Clark did! Long overdue, this fab collection of the mysterious and energetically voiced Ms Clark’s best recordings kicks off with an alternate take of her only chart hit ‘Party Lights’, and features tracks released under the names Joy Dawn and Sherry Pye. Then there’s the previously unreleased and often speculated upon ‘Buttered Popcorn’ (yes, it is the pre-hit Supremes track), an as near as dammit Supremes cover in ‘Goodbye Mama’ (currently an expensive in-demand 45 on the Northern Soul club scene) and another unissued track, ‘A Sometimes Thing’. All of this makes this CD a dream come true for girl group fans, as it collects Claudine’s best work from 1958-1969 into one tight, 24-track hour of doo wop, soul balladry, dance tunes and great and pure fun music. As Mick Patrick says in his booklet notes, Claudine’s status as a one hit wonder does her a disservice and by track three, aural evidence soon backs up that statement. Mick tells us that Claudine was born in Macon, Georgia (the city that also gave us Little Richard, James Brown and Otis Redding) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania raised and that she recorded for the city’s great labels like Chancellor, Jamie, Swan and Fayette. So it’s no real surprise that she was often given (and in fact gave herself, as she had a hand in writing a significant number of her own releases) a similar sound to that great hit-making Philly girl of the early 60s, Dee Dee Sharp. Claudine’s Swan release ‘Hang It Up’ almost sounds like a pastiche tune written for a 60s revival movie or a musical and, according to a press release issued by Chancellor Records, she had written ´´a rock’n’roll operetta”, so I wonder if in fact that’s where the origins of the track lie? The versions of ‘Party Lights’ and (its original A-side) ‘Disappointed’ are previously unissued longer alternate takes, ‘Easy To Love’ is great slow drag soul and ‘The Strength To Be Strong’ is in an extraordinary waltz tempo epic (unsurprisingly it was a Dave Godin favourite). The 1969 title track is closer to Claudine’s Georgia roots, with her sounding wonderfully soulful with a distaff take on a song Otis could have easily recorded. No surprise then that it was re-released by Atlantic after its initial outing on the Match label. Add in the extremely odd ‘Walking Through A Cemetery’, the great ‘Telephone Game’ (its much better flipside), both sides of her 1958 release on Herald and a handful of tracks plucked from her ´´Party Lights” album and the whole package is a must have addition to your already filled-to-groaning girl group CD shelf. Simon White The Metropolitan Soul Show