In The Basement
FIRST CHOICE-Armed And Extremely Dangerous; Smarty Pants/DELFONICS-I Told You So/ TRAMMPS-Where Do We Go From Here; Trusting Heart/ARCHIE BELL & the DRELLS-I Could Dance All Night; Where Will You Go When The Party’s Over/HAROLD MELVIN & the BLUE NOTES-Wake Up Everybody/O’JAYS-This Time Baby/LOU RAWLS-You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine; See You When I Get There/DEE DEE SHARP-Nobody Could Ever Take Your Place/BUNNY SIGLER-Can’t Believe That You Love Me/BILLY PAUL-I Trust You/TEDDY PENDERGRASS-The More I Get The More I Want/FUTURES-Party Time Man/ FRANTIQUE-Strut Your Funky Stuff/PHILADELPHIA ALL STARS-Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto/JONES GIRLS-You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else
No remixes this time but predominantly album versions of what are tagged ‘70s Dance Floor Anthems From The City Of Brotherly Love’. I rather doubt any of the selections will be unfamiliar and I also rather doubt you’ll find it easy to stop those toes tapping right from the opening siren of ‘Armed And Extremely Dangerous’ by First Choice to the closing beats of the Jones Girls’ ‘You’re Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else’. Indeed, you may well be tempted to get up out of that chair and bop around the room. (Having made sure no one was watching, I did!) Even Frantique’s ‘Strut Your Funky Stuff’, which I have never really cared for, kept me hooked in context, although it does rather pall alongside such confections as the Trammps’ Golden Fleece outing, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ (#44 r&b ‘Billboard’, #38 ‘Cashbox’), Dee Dee Sharp Gamble’s melodic ‘Nobody Could Ever Take Your Place’, penned by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, as was the lighter ‘I Trust You’ from Billy Paul. Getting together for a city campaign, the appropriately-named Philadelphia International All Stars, led in by a monologue from Lou Rawls, offer up another highlight in ‘Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto’.