VariousThe Story Of Philadelphia International Records

Label:Vinyl Me, Please – VMP-A011, Philadelphia International Records – VMP-A011
Series:Vinyl Me, Please. Anthology – VMP-A011
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Orange
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Turquoise
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Red
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Orange
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Green
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Teal
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Dark Blue
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Orange
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Genre:Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:Funk, Disco, Fusion, Jazz-Funk, Rhythm & Blues


Back Stabbers
A1The O'JaysWhen The World's At Peace
A2The O'JaysBack Stabbers
A3The O'JaysWho Am I
A4The O'Jays(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky
A5The O'Jays Time To Get Down
B1The O'Jays992 Arguments
B2The O'Jays Listen To The Clock On The Wall
B3The O'JaysShiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind Of People
B4The O'JaysSunshine
B5The O'JaysLove Train
360 Degrees Of Billy Paul
C1Billy PaulBrown Baby
C2Billy PaulI'm Just A Prisoner
C3Billy PaulIt's Too Late
C4Billy PaulMe And Mrs. Jones
D1Billy PaulAm I Black Enough For You
D2Billy PaulLet's Stay Together
D3Billy PaulYour Song
D4Billy PaulI'm Gonna Make It This Time
Love is the Message
E1.aMFSBZack's Fanfare
E1.bMFSBLove Is The Message
E2MFSBCheaper To Keep Her
E3MFSBMy One And Only Love
F1MFSBTSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) (Theme From The Television Show "Soul Train")
F2.aMFSBZack's Fanfare
F2.bMFSBTouch Me In The Morning
F3MFSBBitter Sweet
The Three Degrees
G1The Three DegreesDirty Ol' Man
G2The Three DegreesCan't You See What You're Doing To Me
G3The Three DegreesA Woman Needs A Good Man
G4The Three DegreesWhen Will I See You Again
H1The Three DegreesI Didn't Know
H2The Three DegreesI Like Being A Woman
H3The Three DegreesIf And When
H4The Three DegreesYear Of Decision
Wake Up Everybody
I1Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesWake Up Everybody
I2Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesKeep On Lovin' You
I3Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesYou Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
J1Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesDon't Leave Me This Way
J2Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesTell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby
J3Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesTo Be Free To Be Who We Are
J4Harold Melvin And The Blue NotesI'm Searching For A Love
Life On Mars
K1Dexter WanselA Prophet Named K.G.
K2Dexter WanselLife On Mars
K3Dexter WanselTogether Once Again
K4Dexter WanselStargazer
L1Dexter WanselOne Million Miles From The Ground
L2Dexter WanselYou Can Be What You Wanna Be
L3Dexter WanselTheme From The Planets
L4Dexter WanselRings Of Saturn
Let's Clean Up The Ghetto
M1Philadelphia International All StarsTrade Winds
M2Philadelphia International All StarsLet's Clean Up The Ghetto
M3Philadelphia International All StarsOoh Child
M4Philadelphia International All StarsNow Is The Time To Do It
M5Philadelphia International All StarsYear Of Decision
N1Philadelphia International All StarsThe Big Gangster
N2Philadelphia International All StarsNew Day, New World Comin'
N3Philadelphia International All StarsOld People
N4Philadelphia International All StarsSave The Children
N5Philadelphia International All StarsEverybody's Talkin'
Here to Create Music
O1Leon HuffYour Body Won't Move, If You Can't Feel The Groove
O2Leon HuffI Ain't Jivin', I'm Jammin'
O3Leon HuffNo Greater Love
P1Leon HuffTight Money
P2Leon HuffLow Down, Hard Times Blues
P3Leon HuffTasty
P4Leon HuffThis One's For Us
P5Leon HuffLatin Spirit



First edition limited to 1000, on 180 gram audiophile colored vinyl, pressed at RTI. All eight albums were AAA-mastered from tapes by Bernie Grundman.

The first edition shipped with Philadelphia misspelled as "Philadelplhia" on the front and on the spine of the slipcase.



  • spammaps's avatar
    Does anyone happen to have a spare copy of Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes - Wake Up Everybody album? It’s the only one I missed from the recent VMP restock. Thank you :)
    • REENO's avatar
      Great set, but Philly International released like 80 albums. We need 10 more boxed sets.
      • stuayoung's avatar
        Excellent throughout. Great selection of albums, remastered really well and pressed properly. Tip on sleeves provide extra quality, but it’s all about the music with this and it’s all brilliant.
        • WMEugene's avatar
          This may very well be the best Anthology yet (It's between Blue Note and this for me) as all the vinyl is well pressed, sounds great, and the set has a nice narrative arc to it. All the records were in great shape, the packaging top notch. Highly recommended.
          • Stink-Foot's avatar
            Survived the journey from the US to the UK as it was well packed.
            Sounds fantastic. Well worth the price of admission.
            • NoMusicNoPeace's avatar
              The set was very well packaged and it sounds great. VMP could easily do another box set on the Philly Sound.
              • conkeeling's avatar
                I've only listened to Dexter Wansel - 'Life on Mars' so far and honestly it was worth the price of purchase on its own. My first VMP anthology and I'm taken aback at how glorious the overall package is. Can't recommend enough.
                • hihimatthew12345's avatar
                  Just got my box, in great shape and all of the records sound outstanding!


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