Dimitri from Paris-Get Down with the Philly Sound Sampler

Disco means a lot of things to a lot of people, but most people don’t know much about it. To some, disco will permanently mean Saturday Night Fever and Abba. Dimitri from Paris’s upcoming compilation looks at where the disco sound came from, and listeners might get a new sense of where the sound went.

Get Down with the Philly Sound highlights the origins of disco in the soulful sound of Philadelphia, better known as The Philly Sound. No Bee Gees here, but lots of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and groups from iconic label Gamble and Huff. In this promotional mix, Dimitri narrates a selection of tracks from the mix–it has lots of the music featuring the voice of the late and truly great Teddy Pendergras to whom the mix (and this post) is dedicated.


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