Tuesday, February 1, 2011

"TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)" by MFSB.

OK, more 70's one-hit wonders: This '74 Gamble/Huff composition was THE first Disco number to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts (released 3 months before The Hues Corporation's "Rock the Boat"). Written to replace King Curtis' "Hot Potatoes" as the "Soul Train" theme. Mostly instrumental, the few vocals came from The Three Degrees, whom later on that year charted with "When Will I See You Again?". Won a Grammy for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in '74. Still played before every ballgame at the Citizen Bank Park. Song? Group? For extra credit, what does the name of the group mean?

Yesterday's answer: "Here Comes The Sun" by The Beatles. I remember hearing it for the first time - liked it instantly. Didn't take very long for my dear friend Ralph Yunque to figure out that "the secret" was to capo up 7.

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