Philadelphia, PA–Sunday evening’s Essence of Entertainment’s showcase at the Dell Music Center was truly an iconic event. Presented by Philly’s own Platinum Productions, its all-star lineup brought forth generations of music lovers flooding the renowed amphitheater gates enjoying a night of pure melodic bliss.
The world-famous Blue Notes graced their hometown stage with conventional class and style formation on their 1974 vintage track “Where Are All My Friends” gold certified hits “If You Don’t Know Me By Now“, “The Love I Lost“, love ballad “I Miss You” along with McFadden and Whitehead written 1975 top disco jam “Bad Luck” kicking off that slammin’ old school flavor.
Fellow Philadelphian trendsetters The Intruders were next on funky soul tour with their timeless gold smash “Cowboys To Girls“, “(We’ll Be) United“, “Sad Girl“, classic amorous track “Together“, “Save The Children” and ageless mother-inspired anthem “I’ll Always Love My Mama” giving the Dell Center that family reunion feel.
Detroit trailblazers The Dramatics followed suit on the prime melodic soul fest to endless top charters “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get“, “Me And Mrs. Jones“, getting their groove on to Snoop Dog’s 1993 collaborative hit “Doggy Dog World” before smoothly slaying their 1972 heartbreak masterpiece “In The Rain” and closing to 1976’s classic ballad “Be My Girl” wooing concertgoers.
Last in order to the silver fox soiree was none other than silky sounds of The Whispers firing up music lovers to a heavenly mix of fan favorites from “(Let’s Go) All The Way“, “Chocolate Girl” to sexy suave tracks “Lady“, “Say Yes“, together with all time classics “Rock Steady“, “And The Beat Goes On” rocking the showcase finale.
The entire production was an outstanding success taking long standing fans on a rejoicing journey of golden oldies and lasting memories. These iconic multiplatinum melodious R&B Hall of Famers continue to perform flawlessly with that genuine soulfulness and a sound that withstands the hands of time.
Next up on the Dell Music Center’s “Essence of Entertainment” Series: Kelly Price and The Isley Brothers Thursday, July 28th. For more information visit: www.dellmusiccenter.com