Fabey Dental - September 2019

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The Past and Present of a Renowned Music City Great Philadelphia Albums

In honor of this month’s cover article, in which Dr. Fabey regales us with stories from his early working days as a DJ on the Philadelphia-area wedding circuit, we want to pay tribute to some of the greatest albums from our favorite party-rocker’s hometown.

1970s, taking the torch from places like Motown and Stax. The label is most known for vocal soul with lush arrangement and gorgeous harmonies. While the likes of Billy Paul, MFSB, and Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes all put out stunners for the imprint, it’s The O’Jays masterpiece that stands as the label’s zenith. Come for the title track and “Love Train,” stay for some of the smoothest tunes ever laid to wax.

‘THE REAL MCCOY’ BYMCCOY TYNER (BLUE NOTE; 1967)

The greatest jazz figure with ties to Philadelphia is John Coltrane, but since everyone knows Trane is the real deal and that he was born in North Carolina, let’s shine some light on his longtime piano player instead. Born and raised in Philly, McCoy Tyner played on some of Coltrane’s most famous albums, including the titanic “A Love Supreme.” Tyner was no slouch as a bandleader, either. Throughout the ‘70s, he put out classic albums like “Extensions” and “Sahara,” but “The Real McCoy” is probably his finest hour. The 1967 session swings and sizzles, making a great entry point for those who are skeptical of jazz’s more abstract leanings.

See also: “La La Means I Love You” by The Delfonics, “The Stylistics” by The Stylistics

‘LOST IN THE DREAM’ BY THEWAR ON DRUGS (SECRETLY CANADIAN; 2014)

In recent years, Philly has become a hotbed of indie rock, housing vibrant venues and serving as the home base for up-and-coming bands. None among this cadre has garnered quite so much attention as The War on Drugs, who update classic influences like Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen for the 21st century. If you wonder where all the great rock music went, look no further than the City of Brotherly Love.

See also: “Ballads” by John Coltrane, “Lanquidity” by Sun Ra

‘BACK STABBERS’ BY THE O’JAYS (PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL; 1972)

See also: “Soft Sounds FromAnother Planet” by Japanese Breakfast, “Rocket” by Sandy (Alex G)

Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International Records is arguably the most important soul label of the

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