A new feature for Friday’s here at http://www.seanlivesey.com which will hopefully turn in to something more regular over the coming weeks, when I used to present my ‘Soulful Matter’s and ‘After Hours’ radio shows I often delved back in to the wonderful and extensive back catalogues held by many Soul labels in a retro double feature, so here it is again in all its glory but this time in a blog format.
This week’s retro double features two absolutely wonderful gems from the city of Brotherly Love Philadelphia.
Silk – Can’t Stop Turning You On – Philadelphia International Records (1979)
Silk were formely known as Anglo Saxon Brown, they renamed themselves Silk for one album entitled ‘Midnight Dancer’ in 1979 which features the track ‘Can’t Stop Turning You On’.
Secondly another late seventies piece of Philadelphia magic from The Jones Girls.
The Jones Girls – Dance Turned Into Romance – Philadelphia International Records (1979)
The Jones Girls were an R&B trio of sisters from Detroit, Michigan. They first recorded for GM Records in 1968, then recorded for Philadelphia International Records with Gamble & Huff. The Jones Girls consisted of sisters Brenda, Valorie and Shirley Jones. They served as backup singers for Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass and Aretha Franklin. ‘Dance Turned Into Romance’ appeared on the 1980 album ‘At Peace With Woman’.