2/5/18: MFSB “The Sound of Philadelphia”

What a Super Bowl last night’s game was! Every moment since that nailbiter of a football game ended, I’ve been hearing a whole lot of Philadelphia music in my head!

When the Eagles beat the Patriots last night 41-33, it was one of the most exciting football games I’ve ever seen. I thought going into it that Philadelphia might just be a team of destiny this year, especially seeing how things had been coming together for them at the end of the season. It seems like everybody had counted out the Eagles… except for the Eagles! It’s the first Super Bowl championship ever for Philadelphia, and it was a fun game to watch for the rest of us. There’s been celebration in the city of brotherly love since late last night… and David Joseph, owner of the School of Rock, is one of the most enthusiastic Eagles fans I know, is bringing some of that here to Chapel Hill. So, David, this one goes out to you and all the other Eagles followers in our community. I’m sure you’re all happy to finally win the big one!

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, The Delfonics, The Stylistics, Hall & Oates, The Roots, Joan Jett, The Tymes, McFadden & Whitehead, Chubby Checker – all these artists are from Philly. It’s a home for a lot of great soul music, but the one Philadelphia-born anthem that I’ve been hearing is a song by MFSB. That stands for “Mother, Father, Sister, Brother.” It’s the perfect song for Philly, with a lively instrumental, voice work from The Three Degrees… it even went on to become part of the theme song from “Soul Train!” It’s fittingly called “The Sound of Philadelphia,” and if you happen to be an Eagles fan, it’s time to get down!