Date Tue, 20 Apr 1999 13:05:32 -0500
For those of you who are Philly fans, Westside Records of England will be issuing more albums released on Philadelphia International in the '70s & '80s this year. Most of them are two-fers (two LPs on one CD) and one three-fer.
So far, we've seen Teddy Pendergrass (Teddy w/bonus tracks), the Jones Girls (The Jones Girls/At Peace With Woman/Get As Much Love As You Can/Keep It Comin'), Shirley Jones (Always In The Mood w/bonus tracks), Patti Labelle (The Spirit's In It/I'm In Love Again/Patti) the O'Jays (Message In The Music/Travelin' At The Speed Of Thought/So Full Of Love/My Favorite Person/When Will I See You Again), MFSB (MFSB: The Gamble-Huff Orchestra/Mysteries Of The World), Billy Paul (Let 'Em In/Only The Strong Survive/First Class), Jerry Butler (Nothing Says I Love You Like I Love You/The Best Love) and Jean Carn (Jean Carn/Happy To Be With You/When I Find You Love/Sweet And Wonderful) .
I e-mailed Tony Rounce of Westside and he informed me that more are on the way. I sent him a want list of practically every album that Philadelphia International released, and he told me that many of the ones that I asked about are owned by Sony, and will not be reissued on Westside. Here's a list of what to expect:
These titles are scheduled for later this year:
These discs are issued in England, but all of them will be available in the U.S. as imports at mostly mid-line prices.