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The Delfonics

The Delfonics were one of the first groups to sing in the sleek, soulful style that became popularized (thanks to producer Thom Bell) as the "Philadelphia sound." A vocal trio made up of brothers William and Wilbert Hart and high school friend Randy Cain, the Delfonics roots go back to doo wop singing at school dances in the early '60s. They were well-known in the Philly area for their supple, airtight harmonic talent, which brought them to the attention of record producers, eventually landing them a contract with Cameo-Parkway. While their early records brought them little if any notice, it did bring them to the attention of producer/arranger Thom Bell, who signed the band to his soon-to-be influential soul label Philly Groove. Right from the start this was a perfect match as the band released the classic "La La Means I Love You" in 1968, a song that began a string of hits lasting into the mid-'70s.

The sound that Bell created for the Delfonics was the antithesis of the soul sound that came from Stax in Memphis and Muscle Shoals in Alabama. He sandpapered away the grit, lightened up on the backbeat, brought in string sections, and created a smooth, airy sound. Critics enamored of the soul singing of Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding accused Bell and his groups of creating aural wallpaper, but the reality was that Bell and the Delfonics were setting the stage for a different kind of groove where subtlety and nuance reigned.

The hits slowed for the Delfonics in the mid-'70s, and in 1971 Randy Cain quit the band and was replaced by Major Harris. A few more minor hits followed but Harris left the band for a solo career in 1975, effectively finishing the Delfonics. Multiple versions of the group toured, and one even released an album, Return, in 1981.

In the late '90s, the William Hart, Major Harris, and Frank Washington (of the Futures) version of the Delfonics appeared on Ghostface Killah's "After the Smoke Has Cleared." (The group had long been a frequent source of sampled material for hip-hop artists.) The band also played a significant musical role in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. Tarantino, a '70s pop culture obsessive, used "La La Means I Love You" and their best single, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)," as a way of underscoring the relationship between actors Pam Grier and Robert Forster. In the film, Forster's character is so struck by the music (and Grier's character), he goes out and buys a Delfonics' Greatest Hits cassette the following day. Near the end of the decade, the William Hart-led version of the group released Forever New on the revived Volt label. Multiple forms of the group continued to exist through the 2000s. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Adrian Younge -- notable for his soundtrack to the 2009 blaxploitation comedy Black Dynamite, as well as Venice Dawn's Something About April -- sought William Hart to record an album-length project in which the singer was front and center. Hart obliged, and Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics was released on Wax Poetics in 2013. ~ John Dougan, Rovi
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Del Del who u with greats.
I was always told Robert Townsend used some of the situations with the Delfonics in the movie the five heartbeats. After reading the bio it's got to be pretty close even though I'm to young to have know personal things about the group at particular times....but they ain't stopped...lo l
Love it
Dee
catinhat.cd
You blow my mind with that picture of your bedroom, Made me horny as hell.
In tears. My first breakup jam��
One of my fav. Hey love
My jam !!!!
Veregood
That's my song wow. .....nice. ...
NOW THIS IS THE ROLA...SSSHH H A A A A O O O W W W
De- fon- NICs!
love this song
Wow...this song brings back so many memories. ..love it
THE BOMB PLAYBOYSX3 JAM HAHAHA
The best <3
nancyweissbe i n
I'm sorry know that I love you ❤️
This is the Truth!!!!
Perfection
My all time favotite,, Icons,, Classics .. My luvs ..<3
One of my favorite band group's, I miss all of you, may you'll R.I.P, you'll have been a special part of my growing up, and I am glad I got the opportunity to meet most of you!
God bless!
Awe.... The Delfonics what can I say but simply classic perfection!! !
Romantics: it's a birch when u b n Love n it turns out u b day only one n dad relationship to b a romantic. O for a woman who would b the same. A.L
Thats the way i wanna die con mi ruca......
Gotta love them Oldies ;)
My Niners I meant yeeeeeee
Relexing on a Sunday N Miners won
tenishab2003
i don't even listen to the radio anymore
Men's. Take a. Lesson. From. These. Guys. They. Know. What. Love. Is. Alnd know. How. To. Epress it In less. Words
Time to listen to some oldies and relax :)
I gave my heart n soul to u, didn't I do it baby
These are songs when a man new what he needed to do for a woman before we got disrespected and calle B----'s and H---'s.They just don't make love songs like this anymore.
even if im 15 these bring back my childhood memories
tomuchIdlety m e bringing back memorys of the good times
anthony.nanc y _ 2 0 1 0
I'm gonna break your promise if you don't start acting right even though you say that you love me.....
This. Song. Has. So Much. Feeling. In. It. You. Can. Feel. It. In. Your. Heart. Hearing. This. Song. You. Can't. Help. But. Take. Him. Back. I'm. Feeling. It.
Ladies. When. You. Have. A Good. Man. Treat. Him. Right. Cause. A good. Man is hard. To. Find. In. This. Day. And. Time
Old music bring old time.
I want the world that I'm sorry.
nancyweissbe i n
Hey love really takes me way back!
rubynjeff209
Someone special once dedicated this song to me ♡

Vicky From New York all my life I listen to you guys the partys black light I love U so Much thanks for everything P keep playing those back in the day songs
If you can never love me its ok, at least I will know so I can move on and not be sitting at home on weekends.
Your about to lose a very good woman.. Im not perfect and I have things I have to work on but I would drop it now if there was to ever be a me and you.
Somebody. Tell me. Where. Are. The. Good. Guys. At. It's. Hard. To. Find. A. Good. Man. I. Guess. I. Have. To. Dream. One. Up
Boy how I listen to this album when I broke up with the love of my life lucy Mejia 25yrs ago babe im sorry I still love you with my heart
This music was so awesome can't explain it!
Their music will last forever. No other group can compare or match! RQ/rlh
These. Guys. So. Romantic. The. Right. Words. Right. Sound. Now. Just. Need. The. Right. Man. Sweet. Bee
terrie.warde n
Awesome group this is music!!!
One of the greatest groups ever.
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