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Hall and Oates still lobbying Hall of Fame on behalf of Philadelphia’s ‘incredible musical history’

Hall and Oates still lobbying Hall of Fame on behalf of Philadelphia’s ‘incredible musical history’

A year after their own induction, Hall and Oates keep up pressure on the Hall of Fame to honor several Philadelphia greats. Find out who.

The time John Oates almost gave away a Hall and Oates charttopper: ‘Man, you’re out of your mind!’

The time John Oates almost gave away a Hall and Oates charttopper: ‘Man, you’re out of your mind!’

John Oates had started writing it for one of their main influences.

The Stylistics – The Best Of The Stylistics (1999)

Founded in 1968 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Stylistics were one of the key players in the Philly Soul movement of the early 1970s. From 1971 to 1974, the group amassed 10 Top 40 hit singles that are as refreshing and relevant today as they were back then.

Ramsey Lewis – Ramsey, Taking Another Look (2011)

I skipped right to this album’s new edit of “Sun Goddess,” a timelessly accessible 1970s R&B fusion number — already singing the familiar wordless chorus from the original by Ramsey Lewis with Earth Wind and Fire

One Track Mind: Dr. Lonnie Smith, "People Make The World Go Round" (2009)

One Track Mind: Dr. Lonnie Smith, "People Make The World Go Round" (2009)

Last month Dr. Lonnie Smith released Rise Up!, continuing one of the best undertold stories in jazz today: this authentic legend of the Hammond B-3 organ has been enjoying a Joe Henderson-styled late-career resurgence during the Aughts. I used to really love the stuff he did in the Sixties, especially those Blue Notes he did as a sideman for LouRead More

Deep Cuts: The Stylistics, "People Make The World Go Round" (1971)

by S. Victor Aaron Some time back, I allowed that the music of Hall & Oates was a guilty pleasure of mine. My affinity for their much of their body of work is really a derivative of my appreciation of that Philly Soul sound from the early and mid-seventies. The primary architect of this sound was producer, arranger and composerRead More

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