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From Hall & Oates To The Roots, A Tour Through The Sounds Of Philadelphia11:07
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Questlove, Damon Bryson and Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots perform on July 20, 2012 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
Questlove, Damon Bryson and Captain Kirk Douglas of The Roots perform on July 20, 2012 in New York City. (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
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The City of Brotherly Love has a rich history of unique songwriters and musicians that many experts rank among the best American rock, soul and hip-hop.

From American Bandstand to Philly Soul to the Roots, Here & Now's Robin Young takes a tour through Philadelphia's most beloved sounds with Dan Reed of WXPN.
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Music From The Segment

The O'Jays, "Love Train" (Back Stabbers, 1972)

Todd Rundgren, "I Saw The Light" (Something/Anything?, 1972)

Hall & Oates, "She's Gone" (Abandoned Luncheonette, 1976)

Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, "The Love I Lost" (Black & Blue, 1973)

The Roots, "Essaywhuman?!!!??!" (Do You Want More?!!!??!, 1995)

Note: This song contains some explicit language.

The War On Drugs, "Under The Pressure" (Lost in the Dream, 2014)

Kurt Vile, "Never Run Away" (Wakin on a Pretty Daze, 2013)

Guest

Dan Reed, music director, operations manager and afternoon host of WXPN in Philadelphia. He tweets @WXPNDanReed.

This segment aired on July 29, 2016.

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