Issue 33


The Philly Issue, commemorates some of the most influential and industrious musicians from the City of Brotherly Love. Features include Gamble and Huff, Teddy Pendergrass, and the Stylistics, among many others from the soul, jazz, and hip-hop communities that have long flourished in this cultural mecca.

  • re:Discovery Various Artists “Let’s Clean Up the Ghetto”, The Stylistics, Dexter Wansel, Little Tommy, Brenda and the Tabulations
  • In Memoriam: Freddie Hubbard 1938-2008
  • Beat Portraits Jneiro Jarel Paints a Different Type of Hip-Hop
  • Low End Theory Odean Pope Rediscovered the Saxophone From the Bottom Up Odean Pope
  • Genetic Code Questlove Was Born to Decipher All Musical Roots
  • Independence Rap Pop Art Records’ Hustle Put Philly on the Hip-Hop Map
  • The Mighty Burner Disc Jockey Sonny Hopson Lit Up the Philly Airwaves
  • Circuit of Brotherly Love Philadelphia’s Jazz Clubs Were Beacons For the Brightest Musicians
  • Heavy Vibes Vibraphonist and Arranger Vincent Montana Jr. Brought the Orchestra to the Dance Floor
  • The Main Ingredient Gamble and Huff Cooked Up the Perfect Recipe for Philadelphia Soul
  • Moment of Truth Teddy Pendergrass Gets real Regarding His Enduring Legacy and Life
  • Sweet Soul Russell Thompkins Jr. Was the Golden Voice of the Stylistics
  • Georgia Swagger Singer Howard Tate Expanded the Philly Sound With Southern Soul
  • Disco Divas Philly’s First Choice Fills the Dance Floor Year After Year

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