Philly Groove Album Discography
By David Edwards, Mike Callahan and Patrice Eyries
Last update: June 17, 2003

The Philly Groove label was formed in 1967 by Stan Watson and Sam Bell in Philadelphia, PA. A&R for the label was by Thom Bell. The label had a limited number of artists, the most successful of which were the Delfonics and First Choice. Other artists who had singles for the label included Ben Aiken, the Crusaders, Billy Bass, the Coupe de Villes, Nat Turner's Rebellion, Tapestry, Broadway Express, David Lasley, and the Finishing Touch. The label lasted until about 1973, and the masters apparently went with Bell when the label changed names to Arista. Kory Records, a budget reissue label owned by Arista, issued compilations on both the Delfonics and First Choice in 1976.

The Philly Groove label was red with black print. "PHILLY GROOVE RECORDS" above the center hole.

We would appreciate any additions or corrections to this discography. Just send them to us via e-mail. Both Sides Now Publications is an information web page. We are not a catalog, nor can we provide the records listed below. We have no association with Philly Groove Records, which we believe is currently owned by Arista. Should you want to contact Arista, or should you be interested in acquiring albums listed in this discography (which are all out of print), we suggest you see our Frequently Asked Questions page and follow the instructions found there. This story and discography are copyright 1999 by Mike Callahan.



Number - Title - Artist - [Release Date] (Chart) Contents

1150 Series:

PG-1150 - La La Means I Love You - Delfonics [1968] (6-68, #100) I'm Sorry/Break Your Promise/The Shadow of Your Smile/Hurt So Bad/Losing You/Alfie//La-La-Means I Love You/You're Gone/The Look of Love/Can you Remember/A Lover's Concerto

PG-1151 - The Sexy Sound Of Soul - Delfonics [1969] (3-69, #155) Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)/Let It Be Me/Hot Dog (I Love Your So)/You Can't Be Loving Him/Ain't That Peculiar/With These Hands//Face It Girl, It's Over/Going Out of My Head/My New Love/Somebody Loves You/Scarborough Fair/Everytime I See My Baby

PG-1152 - The Delfonics' Super Hits - Delfonics [1969] (11-69, #111) La-La-Means I Love You/I'm Sorry/With These Hands/You're Gone/Somebody Loves You//You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine/Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)/Let It Be Me/Loving Him/My New Love/Break Your Promise

PG-1153 - The Delfonics - Delfonics [1970] (8-70, #61) Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)/Funny Feeling/When You Get Right Down to It/Baby I Love You/Delfonics' Theme (How could You)//Trying to Make a Fool of Me/Down is Up, Up is Down/Over and Over/Think About Me/I Gave To You

PG-1154 - Tell Me This Is A Dream - Delfonics [1972] (6-72, #123) Hey Love/I'm a Man/Too Late/Love You Till I Die/Looking For a Girl//Walk Right Up to the Sun/Round and Round/Baby I Miss You/Delfonics Theme/Tell M This Is a Dream

1400 Series:

PG-1400 - Armed And Extremely Dangerous - First Choice [1973] (10-73, #184) Smarty Pants/Runnin' Out Of Fools/A Boy Named Junior/Love And Happiness/Wake Up To Me//Newsy Neighbors/Armed And Extremely Dangerous/This Little Woman/This Is The House/One Step Away

1500 Series:

PG-1501 - Alive and Kicking - Delfonics [1974] Lying to Myself/I Told Your So/First Thing on My Mind/Hey Baby/Think It Over//Pardon Me Girl/Seventeen/I Don't Want to Make You Wait/Love Is/Can't Go On Living/Start All Over Again

PG-1502 - The Player - First Choice [1974] (10-74, #143) The Player/Guilty/You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth/You've Been Doin' Wrong For So Long//Hustler Bill/All I Need Is Time/Guess What Mary Jones Did/Guilty (Instrumental)


KK 1002 - The Best of the Delfonics - Delfonics [1976] La La Means I Love You (S)/Ready Or Not Here I Come (S)/Didn't I Blow Your Mind (This Time) (S)/I'm Sorry (S)/I Told You So (S)/Alfie (S)//The Look Of Love (S)/Hurt So Bad (S)/Let It Be Me (S)/Going Out Of My Head (S)/With These Hands (S)/Tell Me This Is A Dream (S)

KK 1004 - The Best of the First Choice - First Choice [1976] Smarty Pants (S)/Runnin' Out Of Fools (S)/A Boy Named Junior (S)/Newsy Neighbors (S)/Love And Happiness (S)//Armed And Extremely Dangerous (S)/The Player (S, 7:10 track includes parts 1 & 2 of the single)/Guilty (S)/You've Been Doin' Wrong For So Long (S)/Hustler Bill (S)/All I Need Is Time (S)

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