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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Username: weldon

Post Number: 2
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
Posted on Wednesday, April 07, 2004 - 10:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi SD the book about the Philly sound is done it should be out in Oct 2004,
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.43.74.71
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 12:20 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great stuff Weldon
mel
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 1:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here is the house of PIR,
the house of hits, the book
will tell the story,"HOUSE ON FIRE THE RISE AND FULL OF PHILLY SOUL"
House of PIR
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Rich (richk)
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Username: richk

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 69.72.3.225
Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2004 - 2:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

is this 309 S Broad, the one-time home of Cameo-Parkway? I thought PIR was on 12th.

Sounds like I need a book to get all my facts straight. Weldon MacDougal is easily the most qualified, maybe he'll write one.
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Username: weldon

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
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Hey Rich,
yes this is were Cameo-Parkway was, and now the home PIR, and 212 north 12th street was the home of Sigma sound recording studios, thanks for the nice words,but the book is already written, by John Jackson,
and he did a very good job,I know you guys are going to like this book, from time to time I well keep you updated
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Phil (phil)
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 212.129.41.126
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 3:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

There is a great book about Philly, "The Sound Of Philadelphia", written in 1975 by Tony Cummings.It's full of informations and rare pictures, one showing a young Weldon McDougal III with a cap, sitting on a stool. Weldon, do you remember that one ?
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Post Number: 10
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 7:56 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yes Phil, I remember it, in fact most of the photos in that book were mine,I was working at PIR at the time,this new book "House On Fire The Rise And Full Of Philly Soul" took 4 years to write, when Tony did The "Sound Of Philadelphia" it took about ten weeks.

if any body in the UK knows what is Tony Cummings doing these days?
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Davie Gordon (davie_gordon)
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 213.18.222.34
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 8:54 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi Weldon,

The last I heard of Tony Cummings was a rumour
that he'd become a born-again Christian and was involved in religious broadcasting on some local
UK radio station.

Davie
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Eli (phillysoulman)
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Username: phillysoulman

Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.236.62.71
Posted on Friday, April 09, 2004 - 9:58 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The writer of this book, John Jackson has written two more excellent boks, one on American Bandstand and one on Allan Freed.
Recommended reading, for sure.
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Username: weldon

Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 8:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

here's John Jackson and Roland Chambers,this photo was taken about a month befor Roland passed a way,
WELDONJohn Jackson & Roland Chambers
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roger (roger)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 217.35.87.17
Posted on Wednesday, April 14, 2004 - 12:48 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hello Everyone.

I've been rather busy for the last few days, so I've only just noticed this thread.

Weldon.

It seems that TONY CUMMINGS is now editing a Christian Music magazine called "Cross Rhythms"

Heres a link to their website. If the link works there is a picture there of the man himself.

http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/ magazine/credits.php

As an aside, my brother in law had some dealings with Tony a few years back as he had recorded some "inspirational" music which Tony showed an interest in, and as a result managed to sell a fair few copies of his cassettes. Seems like he is quite a nice guy!!

Roger
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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Post Number: 11
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 65.208.234.61
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I have that book. Alfie Pollitt gave me a copy about 22 or 23 years ago. I hadn't read it for a while and I was doing some cleaning last weekend and found it in a box.
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Username: weldon

Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2004
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Thanks Roger, I have not seen Tony Cummings since 1975, thanks again
WELDON
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Username: ladymystique

Post Number: 174
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 199.224.119.131
Posted on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 9:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Just saw this thread...will be looking out for this book! I have visited Philly and have grown to love it and am very interested in the history of the Philly Sound! I was by the PIR offices, but didn't go in...I had a party pooper with me complaining about his feet :-(. One day...one day...
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Randy Russi (randy_russi)
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Post Number: 9
Registered: 4-2004
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I certainly hope this book includes references
and information on Dee Dee Sharp and her
contributions.
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t_co (tco)
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Username: tco

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.167.254.80
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 11:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I am very excited to get this book too, please keep us posted on the details. I have Tony Cumming's book, but I'd say we're more than ripe for an update. Actually, I just recently picked up the author's Allan Freed book and am looking forward to reading it.

Now we just need to get the ultimate reference book- a complete, annotated discography of all the MFSB musicians.



(Message edited by t-co on April 20, 2004)
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Treble Clef (treble_clef)
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Post Number: 12
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 205.188.116.138
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 5:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Eli...showed us this good article on the Philly Sound..Check it out

http://www.maximumwatts.com/fe atures_phillysound.htm

I like it..
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Weldon A. Mc Dougal III (weldon)
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Username: weldon

Post Number: 27
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 68.80.162.3
Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 3:08 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hi SD, the new title of the book is "House On Fire The Rise And Full Of Philadelphia Soul"
here's the author John Jackson, with Thom Bell at his 60th birthday,John Jackson & Thom Bell

(Message edited by weldon on April 22, 2004)
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Lady Mystique (ladymystique)
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Username: ladymystique

Post Number: 202
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 66.33.227.122
Posted on Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 4:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Great pic Weldon!

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