This Thanksgiving Weekend, PBS Stands for Philly-Based Soul

Clearly, it’s all about Philly Soul these days. Fresh on the heels of this premiere, PBS announced that during this Thanksgiving weekend, their stations will be rocking out with Philly’s finest as part of a special, appropriately named Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia. Of course, that’s also the theme song (also known as “T.S.O.P.”) for a little show we all may have heard of called Soul Train, but here, it’s just one of the many gems that will be included in this ridiculously soulful concert. You want more? How about performances by The O’Jays, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Russell Thompkins and the New Stylistics, Jerry “Ice Man” Butler, The Soul Survivors, The Delfonics and Jean Carne will be backed by the 28-piece TSOP Orchestra? Does that do it for you? If not, and you need more convincing, I’m hoping this will whet your appetite: below is a clip of Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes singing “Wake Up, Everybody.” And after the bounce, check the complete tracklisting for the Love Train: The Sound of Philadelphia four-disc box set from Philadelphia International Records, now available on Amazon, and a perfect holiday gift for any music lover.

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Disc 1
1. Expressway (To Your Heart) – Soul Survivors
2. La-La—Means I Love You – The Delfonics
3. Cowboys To Girls – The Intruders
4. Hey, Western Union Man – Jerry Butler
5. Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love) – The
6. Only The Strong Survive – Jerry Butler
7. Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics
8. Brand New Me – Dusty Springfield
9. Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You – Wilson Pickett
10. You’re The Reason Why – The Ebonys
11. Drowning In The Sea of Love – Joe Simon
12. I’m Stone In Love With You – The Stylistics
13. I Miss You – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
14. Back Stabbers – The O’Jays
15. Sunshine – The O’Jays
16. I’ll Be Around – The Spinners
17. Slow Motion (Pt. 1) – Johnny Williams
18. Me And Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
19. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Harold Melvin & The Blue
20. Love Is Here – The Futures

Disc 2
1. Love Train – The O’Jays
2. Break Up To Make Up – The Stylistics
3. Family Affair – MFSB
4. It’s Forever – The Ebonys
5. Time To Get Down – The O’Jays
6. There’s No Me Without You – The Manhattans
7. I’ll Always Love My Mama – The Intruders
8. The Love I Lost – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
9. I Wanna Know Your Name – The Intruders
10. Dirty Ol’ Man – The Three Degrees
11. Put Your Hands Together – The O’Jays
12. Thanks For Saving My Life – Billy Paul
13. Mighty Love – The Spinners
14. Be Thankful For What You Got (Pt. 1) – William DeVaughn
15. For The Love of Money – The O’Jays
16. Where Do We Go From Here – TheTrammps
17. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) – MSFB (Featuring The
Three Degrees)

Disc 3
1. Then Came You – The Spinners w/ Dionne Warwick
2. Love Is The Message – MFSB (Featuring The Three Degrees)
3. When Will I See You Again – The Three Degrees
4. Where Are All My Friends – Harold Melvin & The Blue
5. Picture Us – Bunny Sigler
6. Bad Luck – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
7. Give The People What They Want – The O’Jays
8. Billy’s Back Home – Billy Paul
9. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon – Harold Melvin & The
Blue Notes (Featuring sharon Paige)
10. Do It Any Way You Wanna – People’s Choice
11. The Big Hurt – People’s Choice
12. Let Me Make Love To You – The O’Jays
13. Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
14. I Love Music – The O’Jays
15. Don’t Leave Me This Way – Harold Melvin & The Blue
16. Let’s Groove – Archie Bell & The Drells
17. Livin’ For The Weekend – The O’Jays

Disc 4
1. Kiss And Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
2. I’m Not In Love – Dee Dee Sharp
3. You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine – Lou Rawls
4. THE Rubberband Man – The Spinners
5. Enjoy Yourself – The Jacksons
6. Free Love – Jean Carn
7. I Don’t Love You Anymore – Teddy Pendergrass
8. See You When I Git There – Lou Rawls
9. Use Ta Be My Girl – The O’Jays
10. Close The Door – Teddy Pendergrass
11. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead
12. You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else – The Jones Girls
13. Hurry Up This Way Again – The Stylistics
14. Love T.K.O. – Teddy Pendergrass
15. I Ain’t Jivin’, I’m Jammin’ – Leon Huff
16. It’s Gonna Take A Miracle – Deniece Williams
17. If Only You Knew – Patti Labelle

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