You're listening to TSOP ( "The Sounds of Philadelphia" ), which was recorded by MFSB, an acronym for "Mother, Father,
Sister, Brother," a group of studio musicians based at Philadelphia's Sigma Sound Studios and by The Three Degrees, a Philadelphia
trio, which also had an even bigger hit, "When Will I See You Again," which first charted 6 months after TSOP and went Platinum.
The Gold tune, TSOP, first hit The Top 40 on March 16, 1974 where it rose to #1 for 2 weeks and remained on the Top 40
for 14 weeks altogether.
The song became the theme for the television show, "Soul Train," Additionally it was the #1 Adult Contemporary
Hit for 2 weeks, and the #1 R&B hit for one week.
In all, TSOP, was a monster hit among other great Philly-based musical giants starting back with Doo-Wop.