For bold, nuanced arrangements, classic songwriting chops, and the richness of gospel-inflected singers working together in perfect harmony, get your ears to Philadelphia. Well, actually you don't have to leave New York--just listen to The O'Jays, one of the classic 1970s groups that developed Philly Soul. A stylistic precursor to disco, the Quiet Storm sound, and smooth jazz, Philly Soul is rich, layered, and really, really hard not to dance to. Ship Ahoy, The O'Jays' second album, is a great choice for listeners looking to explore the musical foundations of modern hip-hop, as well as new and longtime fans of soul and R&B.
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