RIP Thom Bell

Absolute legend. A king and pioneer of the Philly sound. So many massive moments. Rest in peace.


The Philly sound, and what a sound it is, Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time). RIP

Absolute legend.

Right on.

Backstabbers by the O’Jays, and The Spinners’ I’ll Be Around, among other classics. I was in high school at the time, so they bring back lots of memories.


Here's a link to an excellent "oral history" of The Sound of Philadelphia:


At times I think I prefer the Philly sound over Motown. Thom had much to do with those quality productions, something about the Philly sound is so uplifting and energizing, good memories!

@whipsaw Backstabbers is all time! Spinners, Delfonics, Stylistics, Dionne Warwick, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Elton John, Teddy Pendergrass, Archie Bell, Johnny Mathis, Billy Paul, Phyliss Hyman… just so much love ❤️