Uploaded on Jun 30, 2008
From the film, Philly Pop Music, Sam Reed talks about the Uptown Theatre in Philadelphia. The premiere R&B venue in the 60's & 70's.
A George Manney film. Copyright 2008 Philly Pop Music
Joining Sam is drummer Earl Young & producer-promo man, Weldon McDougal III. Sam & Earl talk about playing with Stevie Wonder in the 60's. For sax player, Sam Reed, his first love was Be-Bop jazz, then as he did more r&b session work for Gamble & Huff, he then took over as orchestra leader for the Uptown Theatre in 1963.
Visit Sam online at his MySpace page here:
For more info regarding the Uptown Theater, please contact the Uptown Entertainment & Development Corporation at:
2227 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Linda Waters Richardson, President
The Uptown Entertainment and Development Corporation (UEDC) is a Community Development Corporation that was incorporated as a nonprofit in 1995, received its IRS 501(c)3 status in 2002 and became registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations in 2004. The mission is to stimulate the economy in blighted areas in Philadelphia by creating commercial enterprises, neighborhood revitalization and management of moderate and low income housing.
Special thanks to Research Coordinator-Uptown Theatre: Alan Cannon
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