Never really got into Philly soul- according to RYM the only Philly soul I've rated are The Delfonics's s/t and "Back Stabbers" by the O'Jays. Enjoyed both (and have a feeling there's more releases that are simply escaping RYM's janky genre filters) but the subgenre is generally smoother than I typically like my soul/funk. Feel free to throw some recommendations at me though.
At one point, a close friend of mine considered "Norwood" his all time favorite book and gave me a copy and insisted that I read it. I remember nothing about it and was pretty baffled that something so uneventful could be *anyone's* favorite book.