Virtue Recording Studios

Today’s Cool Shirt Friday comes with a Philly history lesson.

Virtue Recording Studios was one of Philadelphia’s most renowned studios (located at Broad St & Cecil B. Moore Avenue) before closing its doors back in the 80s. It was there where “Hey There Lonely Girl” was originally recorded:

A graduate of Overbrook High School and Cheney University, the person singing this song Eddie Holman achieved a great deal of success. The song peaked at number 2 in the U.S. Billboard charts in 1970 and was also an international success, peaking at number 4 in the U.K.’s charts.

(Source: http://www.eddieholman.com/biography.php)

At one time, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees & legendary producers Gamble and Huff recorded at the studio. A special thank you to DJ Froz 1 for letting me know the shirt attached to this blog post existed, and for helping me get my hands on it. Adding in a shameless plug, you can catch DJ Froz 1 playing a lot of the records produced in that studio, along with other Funk & Soul records at Johnny Brenda’s at an event called “Ease Back”. You can click here for more details.

Until next time.

-Cool Shirt Guy Signing Off

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