Yo, because I don’t have VH1 Soul, I didn’t find out about Nelson George’s Soul Cities until I traveled to Mom’s rest. A very interesting show exposing all the soul spots in some of North Americans greatest cities. It’s like the chick on the travel channel that gets to visit all those exotic spots around the world making you wish you can go. He goes to restaurants, interviews some people that are staples of the community, record spots, Artists all types of shit. I was impressed so if you are interested  in those sorts of things check it out on VH1 Soul or better yet Check Nelson George ‘s personal site “nelsondgeorge.net“. The text below is taken from “Blog.Vh1.com”. BLAMMMM!!

Nelson George created Soul Cities with that in mind. For the next several weeks VH1 Soul is airing a string of episodes that finds the author, screenwriter, and music critic roaming through six of a the hippest towns in the U.S., including New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago, L.A., and the Bay Area. He creates a portrait of the artistic, cultural, and political vibe that help define each location.

Philadelphia is first (the show premieres Tuesday, November 11 at 9 pm ET on VH1 Soul). George chats with Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff about classic Philly R&B, swings by Geno’s to wolf a cheese steak, drops into Ms Tootsies soul food restaurant for an interview with LaBelle, talks politics and music with ?uestlove from the Roots, browses the ultimate R&B record store, and lots more.

Here are places Nelson visited in PHILADELPHIA

MS. TOOTSIE’S SOUL FOOD CAFE
Philadelphia, PA

BUDDAKAN
325 Chestnut St.
hiladelphia, PA

GENO’S STEAKS
1219 South 9th St
Philadelphia, PA

UPTOWN THEATER
2240 North Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19132

SILK CITY DINER
435 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123

AMTRAK 30TH STREET STATION

LIBERTY BELL CENTER

VAL SHIVELY’S R&B RECORDS
49 Garrett Road
Upper Darby, PA 19082

PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL RECORDS (where Gamble & Huff intvw takes place)
309 S Broad St
Upper Darby, PA 19107

PAUL ROBERSON MURAL (painted mural)
4502 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA

JULIUS ERVING MURAL (painted mural)
Ridge Ave
Philadelphia, PA

WILT CHAMBERLIN MURAL (painted mural)
Vine St
Philadelphia, PA

GROVER WASHINGTON MURAL (painted mural)
2032 N Broad St
Philadelphia, PA

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