At the time, Alan Mann was a little-known singer-songwriter with close ties to the punk scene on South Street. The Alan Mann Band could switch. One of the most popular Philly Christmas songs is singer-songwriter Alan Mann's “Christmas On The Block.” Written in , Mann's song became a. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Christmas On The Block" on Discogs. Посмотреть сведения об участниках записи, рецензии, композиции и приобрести альбом Vinyl от "Christmas On The Block" на Discogs. Larry relays how not two weeks before, Alan Mann spoke at length with him near 24th on Walnut, Phila, outside his mgr's brownstone, about re-joining the band. It's a moving, one-of-a-kind song inspired by the people who then lived in a group house for the blind in the Philadelphia suburb of Upper Darby. We filmed this around Christmas in for the Alan Mann Documentary Project "No Deal No Sleep". Here the accordion player Gene Galligan, who only met Alan. Alan Mann (RIP ) was late getting home to his girlfriend, and somewhere in West Phila-Overbrook, he had a vision of the wonderful lights decorating a School. " Former Alan Mann & The Free Arts Band member, Larry Saklad, has released a new recording of Christmas On The Block, both in honor of this legendary local. TL Dobbs One of Philadelphia's finest homegrown Christmas songs was released in , The Alan Mann Band's Christmas On The Block”! On Sunday 12/22 .