Philly Groove Records

Philly Groove Records

Profile:
US label, founded 1967 by Stan Watson and Sam Bell.
History:
Philly Groove Records was a soul music label started by Stan Watson and Sam Bell in 1967, with noted producer Thom Bell doing A&R. The label's best-known artists were male vocal group, the Delfonics and female group, First Choice. Both acts enjoyed a run of hits during the late 60s and early 70s, especially on the R&B charts. The label also had other artists such as Nat Turner's Rebellion and David Lasley. It, along with Philadelphia International Records, was instrumental in establishing the famed Philadelphia soul sound.

The label was distributed by Bell Records from its inception in 1967 until 1974, when the label closed down shortly after Bell Records was folded into Arista Records.

In 2012, independent music publisher Reservoir Media Management acquired Philly Groove Records and its sister music publishing company, Nickel Shoe Music. In 2013, Reservoir released its first original record featuring music from the Philly Groove catalog, a compilation of select tracks by The Delfonics called Philly Groove Records Presents: This Time kicking off the album series Philly Groove Records Presents.[1] In 2014, Reservoir released six more albums in the series including -

- Sound Experience - Philly Groove Presents: Don’t Fight The Feeling

- The Delfonics - Philly Groove Records Presents: The Way Things Were

- First Choice - Philly Groove Records Presents: The Early Years: Vol. 1-3

- Various Artists - Philly Groove Records Presents: Deeper In The Groove [2]

In 2015, Reservoir partnered with Drexel University to host Uncovering The Philly Groove, an educational music mixing course at the school.[3] Students were given unfinished Philly Groove recordings to mix and master, which they premiered at an event in Drexel’s URBN Center with panelists including Reservoir SVP of Creative & Business Development, Faith Newman; Sigma Sound Studios founder, Joe Tarsia; Philly Old School 100.3 station DJ Dyana Williams; Drexel University Associate Professor and Audio Archivist Toby Seay; and celebrated Philadelphia musician and record producer Bobby Eli.[4]
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Contact Info:
Philly Groove Records Inc.
c/o Reid Whitelaw Productions/Brookside Music Corp.
Tel: (561) 842 - 3383
Fax: (561) 840 - 9121
E-mail: nickelshoe@aol.com
Sites:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
150 La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You  album cover The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You (Single) 150 US 1968 Sell This Version
151 I'm Sorry / You're Gone  album cover The Delfonics I'm Sorry / You're Gone (Single) 151 US 1968 Sell This Version
151X I'm Sorry / You're Gone  album cover The Delfonics I'm Sorry / You're Gone(7", Single, Mono) Philly Groove Records 151X Canada 1968 Sell This Version
152 Break Your Promise / Alfie  album cover The Delfonics Break Your Promise / Alfie 152 US 1968 Sell This Version
153 I Need Your Love So Bad  album cover Billy Bass (3) I Need Your Love So Bad 153 US 1968 Sell This Version
154 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)  album cover The Delfonics Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) (Single) 154 US 1968 Sell This Version
155 You Pay For Love  album cover The Crusaders (24) You Pay For Love(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 155 US 1969 Sell This Version
156 Funny Feeling  album cover The Delfonics Funny Feeling (Single) 156 US 1969 Sell This Version
156X Funny Feeling  album cover The Delfonics Funny Feeling(7") Bell Records 156X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
157 You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him  album cover The Delfonics You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him (Single) 157 US 1969 Sell This Version
157X You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him  album cover The Delfonics You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him(7", Single) Bell Records 157X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
158 I Need Your Lovin' / I'll Make It Up To You  album cover Mary Holmes I Need Your Lovin' / I'll Make It Up To You 158 US 1969 Sell This Version
159 When Times Are Bad (We Turn To Love)  album cover The Coupe De Villes (2) When Times Are Bad (We Turn To Love) (Single) 159 US 1969 Sell This Version
160 Face The Future  album cover The Coupe De Villes (2) Face The Future(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 160 US Unknown Sell This Version
161 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Down Is Up, Up Is Down  album cover The Delfonics Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Down Is Up, Up Is Down (Single) 161 US 1969 Sell This Version
162 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You  album cover The Delfonics Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You (Single) 162 US 1970 Sell This Version
163 When You Get Right Down To It  album cover The Delfonics When You Get Right Down To It 163 US 1970 Sell This Version
163X When You Get Right Down To It  album cover The Delfonics When You Get Right Down To It(7", Single, Mono) Philly Groove Records 163X Canada 1970 Sell This Version
164 Love, Peace And Understanding / Getting Higher  album cover The Nat Turners Rebellion* Love, Peace And Understanding / Getting Higher(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 164 1970 Sell This Version
165 One And One Is Five  album cover Ben Aiken One And One Is Five (Single) 165 US 1971 Sell This Version
166 Hey! Love  album cover The Delfonics Hey! Love (Single) 166 US 1971 Sell This Version
167 Follow The Lamb / Not Goin' To Let You Go  album cover Ben Aiken Follow The Lamb / Not Goin' To Let You Go 167 US 1971 Sell This Version
168 When The Bottom Falls Out   album cover Ben Aiken When The Bottom Falls Out (7") Philly Groove Records 168 US 1971 Sell This Version
168 When The Bottom Falls Out  album cover Ben Aiken When The Bottom Falls Out(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 168 US 1971 Sell This Version
169 Walk Right Up To The Sun  album cover The Delfonics Walk Right Up To The Sun (Single) 169 US 1971 Sell This Version
169X Walk Right Up To The Sun  album cover The Delfonics Walk Right Up To The Sun(7", Single) Bell Records, Philly Groove Records 169X Canada 1971 Sell This Version
170 Didn't We Make It (Didn't We) / Puff Puff (You're Gone)  album cover Broadway Express Didn't We Make It (Didn't We) / Puff Puff (You're Gone) 170 US 1972 Sell This Version
171 Ruby Lee  album cover Nat Turner* Ruby Lee(7", Promo) Philly Groove Records 171 US 1972 Sell This Version
172 Tell Me This Is A Dream / I'm A Man  album cover The Delfonics Tell Me This Is A Dream / I'm A Man (Single) 172 US 1972 Sell This Version
173 Glad To Be Your Lover  album cover Ben Aiken Glad To Be Your Lover (Single) 173 US 1972 Sell This Version
175 Armed And Extremely Dangerous  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous (Single) 175 US 1973 Sell This Version
177 Alfie  album cover The Delfonics Alfie (Single) 177 US 1973 Sell This Version
178 Johnny Adams One Fine Day(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 178 US 1973 Sell This Version
179 Smarty Pants / One Step Away  album cover First Choice Smarty Pants / One Step Away (Single) 179 US 1973 Sell This Version
180 Big Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / Eyes  album cover Tapestry Big Stone Wall (Around Your Heart) / Eyes (Single) 180 US 1973 Sell This Version
182 I Told You So / Seventeen And In Love  album cover The Delfonics I Told You So / Seventeen And In Love (Single) 182 US 1973 Sell This Version
184 Hey Baby / Lying To Myself  album cover The Delfonics Hey Baby / Lying To Myself (Single) 184 US 1974 Sell This Version
201 Second Best (Is Never Enough)  album cover The Finishing Touch* Second Best (Is Never Enough) (Single) 201 US 1974 Sell This Version
202 Guilty / Wake Up To Me  album cover First Choice Guilty / Wake Up To Me(7", Single) Philly Groove Records 202 US 1974 Sell This Version
1009-2 Flashlight  album cover Flashlight (2) Flashlight(CD, Album) Bethlehem Music Company Inc., Philly Groove Records 1009-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
1150 La La Means I Love You  album cover The Delfonics La La Means I Love You (Album) 1150 US Unknown Sell This Version
1400 Armed And Extremely Dangerous  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous(LP, Album) Philly Groove Records, Bell Records 1400 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
14023 40 Acres And A Mule  album cover Sound Experience (2) 40 Acres And A Mule(7", Single, RE, 2nd) Philly Soulville Records 14023 US 1971 Sell This Version
74321 674502 The Definitive Collection  album cover The Delfonics The Definitive Collection (Comp) 74321 674502 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
75517456502 Didn't I Blow Your Mind  album cover The Delfonics Didn't I Blow Your Mind(CD, Comp) BMG Special Products 75517456502 US 2000 Sell This Version
70876-10945-1/0 The Player (Mousse T. & Boris Dlugosch Mixes)  album cover First Choice The Player (Mousse T. & Boris Dlugosch Mixes)(12", Promo) Philly Groove Records, The Right Stuff 70876-10945-1/0 US 2001 Sell This Version
BLL1165 The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You (Single) BLL1165 UK 1968 Sell This Version
BLU029CD Ain't He Bad  album cover First Choice Ain't He Bad(CD, Single) Code Blue, EastWest BLU029CD UK 2002 Sell This Version
BPR 2008 Black Explosion  album cover Various Black Explosion(LP, Album, Comp) Ronco BPR 2008 UK 1974 Sell This Version
BRPD-20 The Player  album cover First Choice The Player(12", RE) Philly Groove Records, Brookside (2) BRPD-20 UK 2017 Sell This Version
BRPD-21 Love Freeze (DJ Spinna Remix)  album cover First Choice Love Freeze (DJ Spinna Remix)(12") Philly Groove Records, Brookside (2) BRPD-21 UK 2019 Sell This Version
BRPD-22 Ain’t He Bad (Ralphi Rosario Mixes)  album cover First Choice Ain’t He Bad (Ralphi Rosario Mixes)(12") Philly Groove Records, Brookside (2) BRPD-22 UK 2019 Sell This Version
BRPD-23 Smarty Pants / Are You Ready For Me?  album cover First Choice Smarty Pants / Are You Ready For Me?(12") Philly Groove Records, Brookside (2) BRPD-23 UK 2020 Sell This Version
BRPD-24 Armed & Extremely Dangerous / Love & Happiness  album cover First Choice Armed & Extremely Dangerous / Love & Happiness(12", Ltd, Pur) Philly Groove Records, Brookside (2) BRPD-24 UK 2020 Sell This Version
BS 2934 So Let Us Entertain You  album cover First Choice So Let Us Entertain You (Album) BS 2934 US 1976 Sell This Version
DV 184 The Player (1997 New Remixes)  album cover First Choice The Player (1997 New Remixes)(12") D:vision Records DV 184 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
EURCD 404 The Best Of First Choice - Armed & Extremely Dangerous  album cover First Choice The Best Of First Choice - Armed & Extremely Dangerous(CD, Comp) Philly Groove Records EURCD 404 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
FTG 441 La La Means I Love You  album cover The Delfonics La La Means I Love You(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) Funkytowngrooves, Sony Music Commercial Music Group FTG 441 UK 2016 Sell This Version
GR-1208 Are You Ready For Me?  album cover First Choice Are You Ready For Me?(12") Groovin Recordings GR-1208 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
GZS-7501 Delusions  album cover First Choice Delusions (Album) GZS-7501 US 1977 Sell This Version
KOC-CD-5890 It's Not Over - The Greatest Hits Of  album cover First Choice It's Not Over - The Greatest Hits Of(CD, Comp) KOCH Records KOC-CD-5890 US 2006 Sell This Version
KRL CD11 So Let Us Entertain You  album cover First Choice So Let Us Entertain You(CD, Album, RE) Philly Groove Records, KRL (2) KRL CD11 UK 2002 Sell This Version
KRLCD13 Greatest Hits And Rarities  album cover First Choice Greatest Hits And Rarities(CD, Comp) KRL (2), Philly Groove Records, KRL (2), Philly Groove Records KRLCD13 UK 2001 Sell This Version
KRLP800 Don't Fight The Feeling  album cover Sound Experience (2) Don't Fight The Feeling(LP, Album, RE) Philly Groove Records, KRL (2) KRLP800 US 2001 Sell This Version
LP 1150 La La Means I Love You  album cover The Delfonics La La Means I Love You (Album) LP 1150 US 1968 Sell This Version
LP 1151 Sound Of Sexy Soul  album cover The Delfonics Sound Of Sexy Soul (Album) LP 1151 US 1969 Sell This Version
M 81152 Super Hits  album cover The Delfonics Super Hits (Album, Comp) M 81152 US 1969 Sell This Version
MIL6700 More...The Best Of Delfonics  album cover The Delfonics More...The Best Of Delfonics(2xCD, Comp) M.I.L. Multimedia MIL6700 US 1999 Sell This Version
MINX7 Armed And Extremely Dangerous (1997 Remixes By Full Intention & Cevin Fisher)  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous (1997 Remixes By Full Intention & Cevin Fisher)(12") Minimal Records MINX7 UK 1997 Sell This Version
MM 066 Heart And Soul Of Philly Groove  album cover Various Heart And Soul Of Philly Groove(CD, Comp) MagMid MM 066 UK 2000 Sell This Version
MOVLP2401 The Delfonics  album cover The Delfonics The Delfonics(LP, Album, RE) Music On Vinyl, Philly Groove Records MOVLP2401 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You  album cover The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You(7", Single) Philly Groove Records none US 1968 Sell This Version
none La La Means I Love You  album cover The Delfonics La La Means I Love You(Cass, Album) Philly Groove Records none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Mix Albums - Classics 1 (Remixes)  album cover First Choice Mix Albums - Classics 1 (Remixes)(10xFile, MP3, Comp) Philly Groove Records none US 2006
none Mix Albums - Classics 2 (Remixes)  album cover First Choice Mix Albums - Classics 2 (Remixes)(9xFile, MP3, Comp) Philly Groove Records none US 2006
none The Ultimate Club Collection 2 (Remixes)  album cover First Choice The Ultimate Club Collection 2 (Remixes)(10xFile, MP3, Comp) Philly Groove Records none US 2006
none My Imagination (DJ Prom Remixes)  album cover First Choice My Imagination (DJ Prom Remixes)(2xFile, MP3, Single) Philly Groove Records none US 2006
OSS-8515 Break Your Promise / Alfie  album cover The Delfonics Break Your Promise / Alfie(7") Philly Groove Records OSS-8515 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
OTB 2291-2 Armed And Extremely Dangerous ('97 Remixes)  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous ('97 Remixes)(CD, Maxi) On The Beat, Happy Music OTB 2291-2 France 1997 Sell This Version
P-12417 Rock Power  album cover Various Rock Power(LP, Comp) Ronco, Ronco P-12417 US 1974 Sell This Version
PCD-5343 Return Plus...  album cover The Delfonics Return Plus...(CD, Album, RE) P-Vine Records PCD-5343 Japan 1998 Sell This Version
PG1 This Is The House (Where Love Died) / Gonna Keep On Lovin' Him  album cover First Choice This Is The House (Where Love Died) / Gonna Keep On Lovin' Him(7") Philly Groove Records PG1 UK 1999 Sell This Version
PG2 Love Is A Serious Business / Beware She's Pulling My Strings  album cover Alfie Davison / Flashlight (2) Alfie Davison / Flashlight (2) - Love Is A Serious Business / Beware She's Pulling My Strings(7", Single, RE) Philly Groove Records PG2 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PG3 You'll Get Enough / You Pay For Love  album cover The Delfonics / The Crusaders (24) The Delfonics / The Crusaders (24) - You'll Get Enough / You Pay For Love(7") Philly Groove Records PG3 UK 2001 Sell This Version
PG 154 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)  album cover The Delfonics Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) PG 154 US 1968 Sell This Version
PG157  You Got Yours I'll Get Mine  album cover The Delfonics You Got Yours I'll Get Mine(7", Single, blu) Philly Groove Records PG157 Unknown Sell This Version
PG 162 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You  album cover The Delfonics Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You(7", Styrene) Philly Groove Records PG 162 US Unknown Sell This Version
PG 163 When You Get Right Down To It / I Gave To You  album cover The Delfonics When You Get Right Down To It / I Gave To You(7") Philly Groove Records PG 163 US 1970 Sell This Version
PG 166 Over And Over / Hey Love  album cover The Delfonics Over And Over / Hey Love PG 166 US 1971 Sell This Version
PG 169 Walk Right Up To The Sun  album cover The Delfonics Walk Right Up To The Sun(7", Single, Pre) Philly Groove Records PG 169 US 1971 Sell This Version
PG 172 Tell Me This Is A Dream  album cover Delfonics* Tell Me This Is A Dream(7", Sty) Philly Groove Records PG 172 US 1972 Sell This Version
PG 174 Think It Over / I'm A Man  album cover The Delfonics Think It Over / I'm A Man PG 174 US 1972 Sell This Version
PG 175 Armed And Extremely Dangerous  album cover First Choice Armed And Extremely Dangerous (Single) PG 175 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 176 I Don't Want To Make You Wait  album cover The Delfonics I Don't Want To Make You Wait (Single) PG 176 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 177 Alfie / Start All Over Again  album cover The Delfonics Alfie / Start All Over Again (Single) PG 177 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 178 One Fine Day  album cover David Lasley One Fine Day(7", Mono, Promo) Philly Groove Records PG 178 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 179 Smarty Pants / One Step Away  album cover First Choice Smarty Pants / One Step Away (Single) PG 179 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 182 I Told You So / Seventeen And In Love  album cover The Delfonics I Told You So / Seventeen And In Love(7", Single) Philly Groove Records PG 182 US 1973 Sell This Version
PG 183 Newsy Neighbors  album cover First Choice Newsy Neighbors (Single) PG 183 US 1974 Sell This Version
PG 184 Hey Baby / Lying To Myself  album cover The Delfonics Hey Baby / Lying To Myself PG 184 US 1974 Sell This Version