Philly Groove Records
was a soul music label started by Stan Watson and Sam Bell in 1967, with noted producer Thom Bell
doing A&R. The label's best-known artists were the Delfonics
and First Choice (band)
, but they also had other artists such as Nat Turner's Rebellion and David Lasley.
The label was distributed by Bell Records from its inception in 1967 until 1974, when the label closed down shortly after Bell turned into Arista Records. Arista has since held onto the rights Philly Groove's masters ever since.