I realize this post doesn't have a lot to do with my therapy practice, however, I still wanted to share it, so here goes... I was watching the 2018 Emmy Awards Show and noticed that all of the songs going in and out of commercials are 1960's and 1970's Philadelphia Soul music. It took a bit of time for this to register, but the first song I noticed was "La La Means I Love You," which was a hit for the Delfonics in the late 1960's. I start singing the song to myself as the song plays as a bumper into the commercial and I think it's really great to hear that classic song.
As a big fan of Philly Soul, I am happy that they've chosen a classic song like this to highlight. Then, I notice as the show goes on, each and every song they play into commercial and out of commercial are Philly Soul classics. Songs like, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," also by the Delfonics, "Betcha By Golly Wow" and "Break Up To Make Up," both classics by the Stylistics, "Kiss and Say Goodbye," originally by the Manhattans, and "If you Don't Know Me By Now," another classic by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes (with the great Teddy Pendergrass singing lead)!
I was curious who made the decision to feature these classic Philly Soul recordings and checked online with the key words "Emmy Awards," and "Philadelphia Soul," and I could find no mention of it! So... I figured I'd better write something to acknowledge these classic songs which were used so well on this year's Emmy Awards. Here are some of the great tunes you heard if you watched the Emmy's!
David Schwartz, M.S., LMFT
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