City Limits

Circles

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City Limits is an offshoot of the Overbrook Singers from the Philadelphia high school of the same name. Their only album features songs by a host of Philly's finest scribes: Cynthia Biggs, Joe Jefferson, Bruce Hawes, Charles Simmons, and Ted Wortham are comparable to tracks by the Spinners and other beneficiaries of the Philly Machine. This fine effort didn't just fall through a crack, it never got out the starting gate. Despite thoughtful ditties like the up-tempo, stomping "People (We Need a Change)," "Uncle James," which first appeared on New York City's debut album, "Circles," and "Love (I Guess That's the Fool in Me)." The female lead, presumably Terri Wells, sounds like Tammi Terrell. Hopefully, this and other TSOP, Gamble, North Bay, and Philadelphia International tracks that went unnoticed will start appearing on compilation CDs.