SPARS founding member, first President and 2011 SPARS Legacy Award winner Joe Tarsia tells tales of Sigma Sound

Tarsia featured on next installment of Danny’s Guitar Shop, on WHYY…

Excerpted from a February 21, 2012 article in by

Joe Tarsia

Joe Tarsia, recently received the 2011 SPARS Legacy Award

If you’re a fan of The Sound of Philadelphia or of great music in general, you won’t want to miss “Joe Tarsia: Sophisticated Soul,” the next installment of “Danny’s Guitar Shop,” airing at 10 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22 on the WHYY “Y Arts” channel (check local listings).

Hosted by Danny Gold, owner of Danny’s Guitar Shop in Narberth, the 30-minute music magazine explores the creative contributions of Philadelphia’s Chairman of the Board, Joe Tarsia, founder of the legendary Sigma Sound Studios.

An integral part of the development of the Sound of Philadelphia, Tarsia recalled working with the iconic Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff on carefully crafted classics such as “For the Love of Money,” “Bad Luck,” “Only the Strong Survive” and “I’ll Always Love My Mama.” (read more…)

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