wax Poetics

Philly World

The sophisticated and eminently danceable sound of the City of Brotherly Love was not only a defining element of disco, but a sound that in many ways set the stage for house music. Dive into the origins and stories of the scene, and take a look at current Philadelphia artists that emerged from the shadows of the city’s towering musical history.



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Thom Bell, Part II

Writer A. D. Amorosi goes Round 2 with the famous Philadelphia composer/arranger/producer Thom Bell.


Written by A. D. Amorosi

Thom Bell, Part II





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Tenacious Spirit

After a rather combative interview with Teddy Pendergrass for Wax Poetics 33, I was often asked, “What was up with Teddy that day?” 


Written by Ronnie Reese

Tenacious Spirit



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The Roots

The Roots first hit the national spotlight as a live hip-hop act with their 1993 indie debut, Organix...


Written by Ericka Blount Danois

The Roots