From Philly


From Philly

  • Label: Athens Of The North
  • Catalogue number: AOTNLP029
  • Format: LP
  • Genres: 80's Soul, Boogie, Disco, Funk, Modern Soul, Rare Grooves, Soul, Soul Funk
  • Origin: United Kingdom



  1. It's All In Your Mind
  2. Right On Time
  3. You're The Best (alternate version)
  4. U R The 1
  5. The Ultimate
  6. Sweet Sensations (feat Kia Hamm)
  7. Love Will Make It Better
  8. Spread My Wings
  9. Somewhere Someone
  10. In The Light

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Over the years Athens of the North founder Euan Fryer has heard a lot of incredible music, so when he says that La Rombe is the best singer/songwriter he's heard we sit up and take notice. To prove his point, Fryer has trawled through the Philadelphia musician's archive of recordings (it stretches back to 1979) and put together this essential retrospective. There's much to admire throughout, with the assembled cuts mostly mining the overlooked artist's soul, disco and 1980s rhythm and blues work. We'd highlight individual tracks for praise, but such is the quality throughout that naming favourites seems pointless. Take our advice: grab a copy while you can.

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