Album: Various artists, Philly Regrooved 3 (Harmless Company)

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A third volume of "Philadelphia" hits and non-hits, wrangled at a variety of lengths (but mostly looong) by the original 1970s remixer, Tom Moulton.

Two discs, 18 tracks, this time excavated from outside the box of the Philly International back catalogue itself. William DeVaughn's "Be Thankful…" is a gorgeous case in point, as is the Trammps cataclysmic "Hold Back the Night". Blue Magic, Bettye Swann, The Spinners, and Melba Moore do their best to hold candles.