The Philadelphia Signature Soul Sound during the 1980s Pt 2
Two Female artists who dominated the American
Billboard R&B Singles Chart for the entire month of August 1986 with
singles produced and recorded in the city of Philadelphia, at different recording studios were Shirley Jones and Jean Carne.
artists shared the number one position for two weeks, beginning with
Jean Carne taking a run at the top of the Billboard Soul and R&B
Singles Chart week-ending
2nd August 1986 ( 2 weeks) with “Closer than Closer” Omni 99531. Which was produced by the late Grover Washington, Jr. Also Jean was once signed to Philadelphia International Records during the 1970s to the early 1980s.
Shirley Jones achieved the top position on 16th August 1986. Co-Produced by Kenny Gamble and Bunny Sigler.
The single “Do You Get enough Love” Philadelphia International Records
50034, was the second single for Philadelphia International Records to
have achieved one during the 1980s, with Patti LaBelle’s single been the first in 1984 for “If Only You Knew”, Philadelphia International Records 04248, 28th
January 1984 (4 weeks). The single was extracted “I’m In Love Again”
album, been the last gold certified album to be distributed CBS Records
Kevin Tomlin has over 34 years of teaching experience in Jamaica, England and America, including 15 years teaching music history of black origin and visual art in South Florida, U.S.A., through Arts in Education.
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Since 2000, he’s taught music history, geography, religious education, history, visual arts and performing arts at schools in Hertfordshire and Essex, at both primary and secondary levels.
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