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Whether you’re grilling in the backyard or going down the shore, soundtrack your 4th of July holiday with the music of our hometown.

This Monday, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., WXPN Local’s John Vettese is your host and guide through the All-Philly 4th of July, a 14-hour day of programming celebrating the sounds of Philadelphia from John Coltrane to Japanese Breakfast, Cameo Parkway to Lame-O Records. (UPDATE: Find Apple Music and Spotify playlists of the music heard on WXPN’s All-Philly 4th of July down below!)

Tune in all day long for special features like:

THE ‘FESTIVAL FAVORITES’ HOUR — from 9 to 10 a.m., we’ll listen to recordings of beloved Philly bands performing live at the XPoNential Music Festival, and we’ll preview the stacked slate of local artists who will rock the stage this year.

THE ‘PHILLY MADE’ HOUR – we’ll dedicate the noon hour to artists from out of town who came to Philadelphia to tap into our creative energies — Young Americans to Baduizm and beyond.

THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS — from 4 to 6 p.m., we’ll pack the airwaves with classic Philly Soul care of Gamble & Huff, Philadelphia International Records, and Sigma Sound Studios…it’ll be a two-hour love train, for sure.

You’ll also catch spotlights on eras (the 80s! the aughties!), scenes (Psychedelphia! Black Lily!) and genres (jazz! folk!).

Listen to full playlists of the All-Philly 4th of July on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube, and check out a text rundown of the full day’s playlist.

6 a.m.

Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me
Jill Scott – Do You Remember?
Amos Lee – Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
Billy Paul – East
Orion Sun – Dirty Dancer
Melody Gardot – If The Stars Were Mine
Queen of Jeans – Get Lost
Mary Lattimore – The Boy Who Swallowed A Coin
The Ebonys – You’re The Reason Why
The Stylistics – People Make The World Go Round
Aquildawud – For The Lovers
Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder

7 a.m.

Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Day
Patti LaBelle – Love, Need, and Want You
Teddy Pendergrass – Love TKO
Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
The Mandrake Memorial – Ocean’s Daughter
Meg Baird – The Waltze of the Tennis Players
Matt Pond PA – Halloween
Birdie Busch – Wild Mountain Honey
Hezekiah Jones – Cupcakes For The Army
Hoots & Hellmouth – Roll, Brandywine, Roll
Dee Dee Sharp – O-o-o Child
Bethlehem and Sad Patrick – And Then Maybe

8 a.m.

Hall & Oates – She’s Gone
Mutlu – Hello Morning
Joey Sweeney – Records & Coffee
Ween – Freedom of ‘76
Pieces of a Dream – Mt. Airy Groove
The Roots – Din Daa Daa
Floetry – Floetic
The Delfonics – La La Means I Love You
Boyz II Men – It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday
Khan Jamal – Nubian Queen
Rachel Andie and The Fifth Element – Waves

9 a.m. – FESTIVAL FAVORITES HOUR

Amos Lee – Shout Out Loud (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2008)
Zeek Burse – The Chain (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2019)
Hoochi Coochi – Rocket Ship Blues (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2021)
Catbite – Bad Influence
Omar’s Hat – On Our Way
Highnoon – Back To You
Ali Awan – Be A Light (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2019)
Dr. Dog – The Rabbit, the Bat, and The Reindeer (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2010)
Chestnut Grove – Ain’t Got Nobody
Cosmic Guilt – Sun In Your Eyes
The Tisburys – Walk Away
Devon Gilfillian – Troublemaker (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2018)
Strand of Oaks – Galacticana (Live at XPoNential Music Festival 2021)
The War on Drugs – Baby Missiles

10 a.m.

John Coltrane – Acknowledgement
Chubby Checker – Let’s Twist Again
The Dovells – Bristol Stomp
Bobby Rydell – Wildwood Days
Good Old War – Coney Island
Anthony Green – Vera Lynn
Petal – Better Than You
The Low Road – The Devil’s Pocket
Nancy Falkow – Victrola
Emily Drinker – Enough Is Enough
Hemming – Some of My Friends
Sister Sledge – We Are Family
The Spinners – The Rubberband Man
Grover Washington Jr. – East River Drive
The Goats – Lincoln Drive

11 a.m.

Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
Hop Along – How Simple
Japanese Breakfast – Slide Tackle
Book Of Love – Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)
Man Man – Head On (Hold On To Your Heart)
The Hooters – Day By Day
The Swimmers – Heaven
Live – Pain Lies On The Riverside
Hadassah Edith – Strange Fire
Bilal – Love It
Labelle – Moon Shadow
Jazmine Sullivan – Bust Your Windows

12 p.m. – PHILLY MADE HOUR

Grace Jones – Do Or Die
Silk Sonic – Leave The Door Open
David Bowie – Young Americans
Erykah Badu – Other Side Of the Game
Joan Osborne – Ladder
Sharon Van Etten – Don’t Do It
Cyndi Lauper – All Through The Night
Wilson Pickett – Get Me Back On Time, Engine No. 9
Bonnie Raitt – Big Road (live)
Billy Joel – Captain Jack (live)
R.E.M. – Zither

1 p.m.

DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – Summertime
G. Love and Special Sauce – I-76
Boyz II Men – Motownphilly
Kindred The Family Soul – Don’t Wanna Suffer (Carbon Copy)
The Roots – You Got Me
Dr. Dog – The Breeze
Marah – Point Breeze
Birdie Busch – Rabbit’s Foot
Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers – I’m Not Your Man
Robert Hazard – Escelator Of Life
Dead Milkmen – Beach Song
Lilys – Ginger
Musiq Soulchild – Just Friends (Sunny)
Sylk 130 – Happiness
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Over And Over Again (Lost And Found)

2 p.m.

Ben Arnold – Astral Freak
The Hooters – And We Danced
The War On Drugs – I Don’t Live Here Anymore
Dave Hause – Sandy Sheets
The Lawsuits – Love Is Weight
Schoolly D – PSK (What Does It Mean)
Lady B – To The Beat Y’all
The Districts – I Want To Feel It All
Bahamadia – Uknowhowwedu
Kississippi – We’re So In Tune
Arthur Thomas and the Funkitorium – Summer Time Funk
The Bul Bey – Where I’m From
East Hundred – Slow Burning Crimes

3 p.m.

The Roots – Lazy Afternoon
Jill Scott – A Long Walk
Jazzyfatnastees – Hear Me
Floetry – Say Yes (Live at Black Lily)
The Goats – Typical American
Mazarin – The New American Apathy
Stargazer Lily – Middle America
DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince – I Wanna Rock
Labelle – Lady Marmalade
Hall & Oates – Private Eyes
Harmony Woods – The City’s Our Song
Slaughter Beach, Dog – Are You There?
Matt Cappy – East Philly

4 p.m. – THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS, HOUR 1

McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now
Soul Survivors – Expressway To Your Heart
The Spinners – I’ll Be Around
The Jacksons – Enjoy Yourself
Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
The O’Jays – I Love Music
The O’Jays – For The Love Of Money
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Wake Up Everybody
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – Don’t Leave Me This Way
Teddy Pendergrass – When Somebody Loves You Back
Teddy Pendergrass – Turn Off The Lights
The Stylistics – You Are Everything
The Ebonys – It’s Forever
M.F.S.B. – T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia)

5 p.m. – THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA EXPRESS, HOUR 2

Billy Paul – Me And Mrs. Jones
Laura Nyro and Labelle – Monkey Time / Dancing In The Street
Dusty Springfield – Silly Silly Fool
Jean Carn – Free Love
Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes – I Miss You
Bunny Sigler – Come On And Dance Dance Dance
Archie Bell & The Drells – Tighten Up
The Spinners – Then Came You
William DeVaughn – Be Thankful For What You Got
The Intruders – I’ll Always Love My Mama
The O’Jays – Love Train
M.F.S.B. – Philadelphia Freedom

6 p.m.

Dead Milkmen – Punk Rock Girl
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation
Nazz – Open My Eyes
The American Dream – Frankford El
Azusa Plane – Every Wave Has Its Own Integrity
The Asteroid No. 4 – Tricks of the Trade
Kurt Vile – Loading Zones
Alex G – Runner
Japanese Breakfast – Be Sweet
Camp Candle – NRT
Eve ft. Beanie Sigel – Philly Philly
Freeway – Flipside
Tierra Whack – Wasteland
Meek Mill – Amen
Sun Ra – Rocket No. 9

7 p.m.

Dr. Dog – Shadow People
Meet The Bug – Fourth of July
Orion Sun – Antidote
Amos Lee – Windows Are Rolled Down
Hop Along – Kids on the Boardwalk
The Menzingers – Anna
Waxahatchee – Silver
Mannequin Pussy – In Love Again
The Wonder Years – Summer Clothes
The A’s – Woman’s Got The Power
Hurry – Where You Go, I Go
Queen Of Jeans – Why Hide
Low Cut Connie – Beverly
The War On Drugs – Come To The City
The Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

McFadden & Whitehead - Ain't No Stopping Us Now (Official Soul Train Video)
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
The Dead Milkmen - Punk Rock Girl
Jill Scott - A Long Walk
Hop Along - How Simple
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