The Delfonics |  Artist

The Delfonics | Artist

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The Delfonics are an American soul-R&B vocal group formed 1965 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by William Hart (lead vocals, guitar), Wilbert Hart (vocals), Randy Cain (vocals) and Ritchie Daniels (vocals). The Delfonics were most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s with a string of hits including Grammy Award-winning "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)", "(For The Love) I Gave To You", "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)", and "Hey Love". The group's debut album La La Means I Love You, released on Philly Groove Records in 1968 and produced by Thom Bell, featured the hit original compositions "La-La (Means I Love You)", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", and "Can You Remember"; along with covers of the Hal David/Burt Bacharach compositions "Alfie" and "The Look of Love". Four more Bell-produced albums appeared in the next few years: The Sound of Sexy Soul, The Delfonics Super Hits, The Delfonics and Tell Me This is a Dream. The Delfonics and Bell had to work with a basic budget as Thom explained "When I took them into the studio we didn't have any money to pay for string players and an orchestra so I played most of the instruments myself!"—a far cry from the full classical productions from 1968 to the beginning of the seventies. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" also sold a million copies and by March 1970 received a gold disc from the R.I.A.A. By 1972, The Delfonics racked up twelve top-20 hits on Billboards R&B/Soul Single Chart. Randy Cain left the group in 1971 after completing their fourth album, and in 1973 formed a new band Blue Magic. Cain was replaced by Major Harris however, by then, Thom Bell had moved on to produce The Stylistics and The Spinners. In 2013 young gun producer Adrian Younge teamed up with William Hart to record a 21st Century take on The Delfonics called Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics.

Artist Website: wikipedia/The_Delfonics

Featured Albums: The Delfonics

Related Artists: The Spinners, Adrian Younge

Video Clips: I Didn't (Blow Your Mind), La La Means I Love You, Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love)

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