Philadelphia has a long and proud music history. From jazz to soul to R&B, the City of Brotherly Love has left its mark on American music.
So it’s no surprise our toes were tapping while putting together the recent Monaco Philadelphia offer. Here are a few legendary Philadelphia artists to get your toes tapping!
John Coltrane: Coltrane moved to Philadelphia in 1943 and would go on to become one of the most influential jazz musicians and composers in history. Check out Giant Steps.
The Delfonics: This pioneering Philadelphia Soul group started cranking out timeless R&B hits in the mid-1960s, and has lived on through heavy sampling by contemporary hip hop artists. Check out La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection.
Philadelphia Orchestra: One of the “Big Five” orchestras in the country, the Philadelphia Orchestra has been performing since 1900. Check out Strauss: An Alpine Symphony.
DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince: Well, obviously. But while the mere mention of Philadelphia’s most famous (arguably) hip hop group may elicit chuckles, they were part of an emerging scene that defined Philly’s sound in the late 1980s. Check out: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper.