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)
This segment aired on July 29, 2016.