Amongst the various groups and artists still keeping the Philly soul flag flying are FILLIES FINAZZ – a glamourous foursome consisting of Lorna Young, sisters Alicia and Denise Amaro, and Sandra Gail Brown. The girls all come from a Gospel background and between them they’ve have a great pedigree. Ms Brown, for instance, once fronted a group called Sassafras before becoming a touring backing singer for the Village People and the Ritchie Family, while Ms Young worked with a group called Ultimate Experience.
You can judge the soulful pedigree of Fillies Finazz via their latest release on Society Hill Records – a sultry, slinky ballad, ‘I Can’t Spend The Night’ that proffers all the sophisticated and smooth soul hallmarks of proper Philly soul… very Jones Girls. Out now.