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New Kent Cd - Thom Bell - Didn't I Blow Your Mind? The Sound Of Philadelphia Soul

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Details of a new Kent Cd due out very soon!

Thom Bell - Didn't I Blow Your Mind? The Sound Of Philadelphia Soul 1969 - 1983 CDTOP 522

Due out 31st May 2024


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Thom Bell, along with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, was part of the holy trinity of Philly soul. Reaching an apogee in the early to mid-70s with records for the Delfonics (‘Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time’), Stylistics (‘Betcha By Golly, Wow’), the Detroit Spinners (‘The Rubberband Man’), and Dionne Warwick (‘Then Came You’), Bell was the classically trained arranger who introduced the celeste, the French horn and the harpsichord to soul music.

This is the sequel to “Ready Or Not”, Ace’s first acclaimed compilation of the late Thom Bell’s productions and arrangements. Put together by Saint Etienne’s Bob Stanley, “Didn’t I Blow Your Mind?” combines some of Bell’s biggest and best loved 70s hits with rarities and 80s quiet storm classics such as Deniece Williams’ ‘Silly’ and Phyllis Hyman’s seductive ‘Let Somebody Love You’. Elton John lines up alongside soul legends like Lou Rawls and Eloise Laws.

This collection will appeal to Northern Soul collectors as well as pulling in lovers of smooth 70s and 80s soul. Bob Stanley’s sleeve-notes – with a rare interview with Bell himself - and a wealth of rare photos are icing on the cake.

Bell’s unique and instantly identifiable Philly sound has proved timeless.


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Track Listing

01  Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)  The Delfonics
02  You Gotta Be A Lady  The Chargers
03  The Rubberband Man  Spinners
04  Got You Into My Life  Eloise Laws
05  You Are Everything  The Stylistics
06  Give In To Love  Ronnie Dyson
07  Nice And Slow  Elton John
08  Take My Hand  New York City
09  Silly  Deniece Williams
10  Then Came You  Dionne Warwick & Spinners
11  Will You Kiss Me One More Time  Lou Rawls
12  Lazy Susan  Little Anthony & The Imperials
13  Betcha By Golly, Wow  The Stylistics
14  Joe  Nancy Wilson
15  Loving You  Losing You  Johnny Mathis
16  Walking Around In Teardrops  Jerry Butler
17  Nobody Knows It  Bell & James
18  Let Somebody Love Me  Phyllis Hyman
19  One In a Million (Guy)  Dee Dee Bridgewater
20  Brandy  The O'Jays





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I'm moving house again and only just managed to get this transferred to iTunes and then my phone.  Since then it's been on replay all day.  Quality all the way, Thom Bell, genius.

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