11/15/2016

Weekly Basslines #201: Wake Up Everybody (Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes)

What a great song, a true classic with a great message and it still holds true today.

Harold Melvin was one of the driving forces behind the Philadelphia Soul (Phillysoul) genre featuring artists like Archie Bell & The Drells, Hall & Oates, The Manhattans, Billy Paul, Todd Rungren, The Trammps, The Spinners and many more.

The band was already founded in the 50's as "The Charlemagnes", but were most famous with their recordings for the Philadelphia International Records label between 1972 - 1975 with lead singer Teddy Pendergrass.

"Wake up everybody" is from the 1975 platinum album of the same name and was the biggest success for the band.








Thanks to Sherry & Matthew from Michigan again, for requesting this beautiful song.