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Thom Bell – Didn’t I Blow Your Mind? The Sound Of Philadelphia Soul 1969-1983 – Various Artists – CD Album – Pre-Order – In Stock 31/5/23

£13.00

Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-70s with records for the Delfonics (‘Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time’), Stylistics (‘Betcha By Golly, Wow’), the Detroit Spinners (‘The Rubberband Man’), and Dionne Warwick (‘Then Came You’), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music.

This is the sequel to “Ready Or Not”, Ace’s first acclaimed compilation of the late Thom Bell’s productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley, “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind?” combines some of Bell’s biggest and best loved 70s hits with rarities and 80s quiet storm classics such as Deniece Williams’ ‘Silly’ and Phyllis Hymans seductive ‘Let Somebody Love You’. Elton John lines up alongside soul legends like Lou Rawls and Eloise Laws.

This collection will appeal to Northern Soul collectors as well as pulling in lovers of smooth 70s and 80s soul. Bob Stanley’s sleeve-notes – with a rare interview with Bell himself – and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake.

Bell’s unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.

IN STOCK – 31/5/24 – Pre-Order your copy now for delivery as soon as they arrive.

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Track Listing

Disc 1

No. Track Preview
01.

Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) - The Delfonics

02.

You Gotta Be A Lady - The Chargers

03.

The Rubberband Man - Spinners

04.

Got You Into My Life - Eloise Laws

05.

You Are Everything - The Stylistics

06.

Give In To Love - Ronnie Dyson

07.

Nice And Slow - Elton John

08.

Take My Hand - New York City

09.

Silly - Deniece Williams

10.

Then Came You - Dionne Warwick & Spinners

11.

Will You Kiss Me One More Time - Lou Rawls

12.

Lazy Susan - Little Anthony & The Imperials

13.

Betcha By Golly, Wow - The Stylistics

14.

Joe - Nancy Wilson

15.

Loving You - Losing You - Johnny Mathis

16.

Walking Around In Teardrops - Jerry Butler

17.

Nobody Knows It - Bell & James

18.

Let Somebody Love Me - Phyllis Hyman

19.

One In a Million (Guy) - Dee Dee Bridgewater

20.

Brandy - The O'Jays

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input date18th April 2024

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