Love Train: Take a musical tour of the 215 on the XPN Local Show’s #CelebratePhilly special

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This musical tour of Philadelphia takes you from Harold Melvin to Hop Along.

Rather than celebrating the country, we celebrated our community. Heading into the 4th of July on the XPN Local Show last night, we presented two hours of Philly music from over the past five decades — roughly 1972 to present.

We started and ended the program on two Gamble & Huff classics, one by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes and one by The O’Jays. In between we heard hip-hop from Schoolly D to Freeway to Eve and The Roots; we heard punk by Scram and Dead Milkmen all the way to The Menzingers; we heard singer-songwriters like Amos LeeBirdie Busch and Jill Scott; we heard contemporary rock by The War on Drugs and Hop Along; and so much more.

Listen to the full two-hour #CelebratePhilly special and check out the playlist below.

WXPN Local Show, #CelebratePhilly edition // 2018.07.03

8 p.m.

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes ft. Teddy Pendergrass – “Don’t Leave Me This Way”
The Swimmers – “It’s Time They Knew”
Book of Love – “Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)”
Schoolly D. – “P.S.K. (What Does It Mean?)”

Todd Rundgren – “I Saw The Light”
Sylk 130 ft. Lady Alma – “Happiness”
Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”
Dr. Dog – “Shadow People”

The A-Sides – “We’re The Trees”
Miss Jill Scott – “The Way”
Man Man – “Head On (Hold On To Your Heart)”

Bahamadia – “Uknowhowwedu”
Amos Lee – “Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight”

9 p.m.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince – “I Wanna Rock”

Floetry – “Floetic”
The Goats – “Hip-Hopola”

Scram – “Our World”
Baby Flamehead – “The Action News Theme”
The Dead Milkmen – “The Thing That Only Eats Hippies”
Swisher – “Crushed Out”

Philadelphia Freeway – “Flipside”
EVE – “Who’s That Girl?”
Birdie Busch – “Rabbit’s Foot”
The Menzingers – “Gates”

The War On Drugs – “Baby Missiles”
The Roots ft. Erykah Badu and EVE – “You Got Me”
Hop Along – “Tibetian Pop Stars”

The O’Jays – “Love Train”

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