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Postcard From Philly

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Postcard from Philly is a six-song EP released as a teaser for Epic/Legacy's definitive three-disc box, The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & the Story of Brotherly Love (1966-1976). The EP appeared several months before the set, and it was designed to showcase the remastered sound and rarities that comprised the bulk of the box, yet it's an enjoyble listen in its own right, featuring classics by Billy Paul ("Me & Mrs. Jones"), the O'Jays ("Love Train") and MFSB ("T.S.O.P."), as well as forgotten singles by the Intruders ("I'll Always Love My Mama") and the Jacksons ("Enjoy Yourself")" and a live version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes' "If You Don't Know Me By Now." In other words, it's great stuff, but it leaves you wanting more -- which is exactly what it was intended to do.

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