The Sound of Philadelphia: Wake Up Everybody

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The Sound of Philadelphia: Wake Up Everybody

Paying homage to one of the greatest record labels in American music history, Philadelphia International Records founded by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff. The iconic duo is known for creating the Sound of Philadelphia also known as "Philly Soul" by showcasing the best and the brightest talent while producing a smoother alternative to the soul of the 60s. "Philly Soul" is also known for incorporating lush string arrangements using the world renowned Philadelphia Orchestra string section.
"Wake Up Everybody" is the 1975 hit single originally recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, with lead vocals by the late, great Teddy Pendergrass and written by singer/songwriter Philly International recording duo (Gene) McFadden & (John) Whitehead. "Wake Up Everybody" was the Blue Notes' contribution to 70s protest soul and it's still as relevant today as it was in 1975.


Wake up everybody, no more sleepin' in bed
No more backward thinkin' time for thinkin' ahead
The world has changed so very much from what it used to be
So there is so much hatred war an' poverty

Wake up all the teachers, time to teach a new way
Maybe then they'll listen to whatcha have to say
'Cause they're the ones who's coming up and the world is in their hands
When you teach the children, teach 'em the very best you can

The world won't get no better
If we just let it be
The world won't get no better
We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me

Wake up all the doctors, make the ol' people well
They're the ones who suffer an' who catch all the hell
But they don't have so very long before the judgment day
So won'tcha make them happy before they pass away?

Wake up all the builders, time to build a new land
I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out, they do it every time

The world won't get no better
If we just let it be
The world won't get no better
We gotta change it, yeah, just you and me

100% combed and ring-spun cotton*
4.2 oz
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester.
Crew Neck, Short Sleeve T-shirt

Available In:
Dark Grey Heather

Slim Fit
Double Stitched
Made In The USA
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