Golden Gate Groove: The Sounds of Philadelphia. Various artists

On vinyl for the first time, Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live 1973 captures the first and only time the stars of Philadelphia International Records (P.I.R.) including The O’Jays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul performed in concert with the label’s house band, MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother), showcasing what would become the Sound of Philadelphia — affectionately known as T.S.O.P. The concert took place in San Francisco during the annual CBS Records convention at the Fairmont Hotel in September 1973.  2 x 12″ records.

Side A

  1. Introduction By Master Of Ceremonies Don Cornelius Of Soul Train
  2. Freddie’s Dead MFSB
  3. If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  4. The Love I Lost – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Side B

  1. I Miss You – Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
  2. I Didn’t Know – The Three Degrees
  3. Dirty Ol’ Man – The Three Degrees

Side C

  1. T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) – MFSB
  2. East – Billy Paul
  3. Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul

Side D

  1. Back Stabbers – The O’Jays
  2. When The World’s At Peace – The O’Jays
  3. Sunshine – The O’Jays
  4. Love Train – The O’Jays