Philadelphia (or Philly) soul, sometimes called the Philadelphia Sound or Sweet Philly, is a style of soul music characterized by funk influences and lush instrumental arrangements, often featuring sweeping strings and piercing horns. The subtle sound of a glockenspiel can often be heard in the background of philly soul songs. The genre laid the groundwork for Disco and what are now considered Quiet Storm and smooth jazz by fusing the R & B rhythm sections of the 1960s with the Pop Vocal tradition, and featuring a slightly more pronounced Jazz influence in its melodic structures and arrangements.
1960s R&B with horn section. Elements from this era. All live players with lots of cliches from this wonderful time in music history. Blues Brothers, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Motown, James Brown, Funk Brothers, Documentary, Detroit. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A modern style gospel soul piece. Nice jazzy chord changes, stabbing brass, rocking guitar lines, etc. Syncopated rhythms really give this piece its own identity. Great for Southern themes, country bars and saloons, traditionsl reunions, happy times. Beautiful, exciting, soulful. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
The perfect dance tune. Talking Heads meets Oingo Boingo. This track has a driving, hypnotic beat with a killer sax, deep down and dirty bass, rich, stylized vocals and harmonies. Plus it has a hook you can't forget. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Good time, feelgood pop, with a Motown Detroit soul flavour. Upbeat, happy & groovy big sound underscore. Great for radio & television commercials for wholesome, friendly services and products. Features strong rhythmc piano, drum kit, electric guitar & brass section punctuations. Various mixes, Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A crazy silly, funny jazz disco funk track with a frisky electric wah-wah guitar and a funk rhythm bass. Perfect for funny ads or for TV sitcoms, comedies and cartoons, or retro projects about the 70s, disco. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Philly soul style up-tempo track with interesting lyric. Could suite scene where a relationship may be
gay, inter-racial, age-gap, class different, religious difference...."Who cares what people say? " Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
uptempo pop, philly/soul, 70's style. Horns, strings, harmony vocal. Lyric shows romantic concern over what she'll be doing on sundays while he's; in prison? working away? serving in the forces? in hospital?! Perfect for situation where soldier has been posted abroad or somebody serving prison term. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Philly soul ballad style. Sax, horn section, prominent bass line and pleading vocal. Very suitable for a romance break up scene. Walking away. Romantic sadness, guy loses gal, breaking his heart. Sex in the City, lonely doggone blues. Could his dumb mistakes cost him the love of his life? Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Philly soul style ballad with harmonies by "The Lo-Lites", horns and lead vocal singing to daughter "Mimi" that could be changed to suit any father/daughter scene. Blue-eyed soul with a family vibe. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
70's Funk and Disco feel.Fast and frantic with strong groove.Car chase or sporty vibe,aggressive and in your face.Tongue in cheek 1970's ambience.Exciting and frantic.West coast.Dirty Harry.Crime and police.Funky rock. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Here's that memorable, attention getting musical track for a hot youth oriented commercial or internet ad. Picture attractive, hip young girls and boys in the latest styles. Think retail commercial a la Target, JC Penny's The Gap. Or maybe an attention grabbing pop up or hip radio spot (60" or 30". Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A soulful rhythm and blues-smooth jazz-blend featuring a bendy synth solo and a solid grooving rhythm section. Gentle enough for late night relaxation scenes, talk overs, background mellow moods corporate and social events yet enough heft for hard core gangster parties with babes and booze. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Sexy and playfully sassy. Funky with great brass hits, groovy Hammond B3 organ riffs and string lines added for that smooth touch. Lots of open drum work leaves room for some truly funky syncopation. Great attitude - makes you want to move! Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A Stevie Wonder style seventies Motown track, complete with drums, percussion, stabbing brass, and fast chord changes reminiscent of early Jackson 5 tunes. Great if you can’t afford a seventies classic, but still want to evoke the same sound and feeling. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Old Philly sound with high male falsetto.
Mystic ethereal feel. Disbelieving guy can't believe you're real and thinks either he's dreaming or there's been a mistake. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Mature dance upbeat groove with a touch of swing. Hopeful of love returning, as wishful man will overcompensate next time he wins his love back. Will prove himself second time around. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Joyful uptempo with strong soulful vocal.
Seems summer has arrived whenever this guy is near. You want him to take you away and rescue you from being without him.
Co-written with icon D. Appelle ("The Twist," "Let's Twist Again," "Mashed Potato Time,", "Knock Three Times", Tie a Yellow Ribbo, Female Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A battle of the funk guitars kicks off this driving track. Enter a bubbly synth, a Pete Townsend power chord and a punchy horn line.
Then it's off to the bridge where things get even funkier. Break into a bubbly synth and funk guitars before the lead guitar takes a fat-as-a-bastard solo. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A fun funk instrumental song with real horn sections made up of tenor, alto and trumpet. Real drums and guitars make this a fresh sound for any corporate or film background. Cool grooves make for a fun and funky song. An updated Motown feel! Motown meets disco! Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Uplifting male vocals with great harmonies. Sweet, rhythmic track about how love can simply drift away if you're not careful. Misses his woman, hopes to win her heart back. Nostalgic, moving, soulful. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
An anthem in celebration of all things "Home." This is just a good old fashioned soul record in the vein of Sam Cooke, Otis Reading, and all of the R&B Heroes. Folksy and sophisticated at the same time, perfect for picnics, family reunions, contemplation and counting one's blessings. Male Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Funky seventies funk sounding groove with tons of horns! Big rock drums with a melancholy Rhodes piano and rockin' electric bass round out this versatile piece. Perfect for struttin', pimpin' and anything needing a little sass. Would also be great for opening or closing credits on an indie movie! Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Philly Bop is an uptempo dance piece... pure Philly sound. With horns and organ... and a hot drum beat, great to get people moving. Perfect for exercise videos, TV, movies. Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
A relaxing, reflective, retro, R & B piece of music. Perfect for those quiet moments. Features electric piano, fretless bass and light drums. Would work well under dialog for soaps, luxury items, cooking shows, infomercials, phone on hold, HGTV, Food Network, Style channel. A great mood setter! Instrumental, RnB Music, Philly Soul
Upbeat Jazzy Song that has a simple powerful message that in times of strife, "Everythang is Gonna Be Alright." Smooth, sweet female vocals, laidback horns & great saxophone. Lively, stylish, spirited uptown club bar or lounge. 20-something urban vibe, zippy romance, romcom, limo cruising, Female Vocals, RnB Music, Philly Soul