Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Ain't No Stoppin'

I don't know what else to say, this is just an awesome Philly record. McFadden and Whitehead, two of the most important forces in the Philadelphia International writing and production stable, put out this 12" on the heels of the success of their hit Ain't No Stoppin Us Now, which was kind of an anthem for the '80 Phillies.

Although the record is copyrighted 1981, I'd guess it hit the stores and radio in early fall, 1980, when the Eagles were on a run to their first Super Bowl and the Phillies won their first World Series in October. There's a lot of shit-talking on the Kansas City Royals, so that implies that the Phillies version hit the radio prior to the Series.

Each version is just a rework of the song with the names of coaches and players. The Eagles version is a lot better in my opinion, featuring the Liberty Bells on background vox, plus some E-A-G-L-E-S cheers at the end.

As far as I can tell, this is a tough record to come by- no mention of it on Discogs, nothing on Gemm, but this is just far too awesome a record to sit on the shelf. And with the National League pennant races coming up, and the Eagles in training camp- there's no better time to air it out.

McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now (Phillies Version)

Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

McFadden and Whitehead f/ The Liberty Bells
Ain't No Stoppin Us Now (Eagles Version)

Divshare | YSI | 320 kbps

And I'd be remiss not to mention that we're having a big 'ol Philadelphyinz jumpoff this Saturday on the occasion of Skinny's birthday. We've got some custom cake action going on and, as always, Party Jams Throughout Space and Time.

Shit goes off at Medusa Lounge, 27 S. 21st Street. No cover, as always.

More details, as always, at Hop to it!


Billy said...

It may be blasphemy, but I prefer the Risco Connection version:

An original copy will cost you hundreds, but thankfully a few greedy souls have booted the 12" over the years. You can probably score one at Turntable Lab.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for putting this song on your site. I looked on line for it a couple years ago and decided to try again. It brought back memories of the 1980 Philadelphia win!

cosmobaker said...

You're right - that IS blasphemous.