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Delfonics - La La Means I Love You + Sound of Sexy Soul 2 on 1 CD

Delfonics - La La Means I Love You + Sound of Sexy Soul 2 on 1 CD

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Artist: The Delfonics | Label: Kent |  Format: CD |  Genre: Soul |  CD Condition: Mint | CD Case: Sealed 

The Delfonics
La La Means I Love You + Sound of Sexy Soul 
Kent UK 287 - 2 full albums on 1 CD

From 1971 onwards, “The Sound Of Philadelphia” dominated black American popular music in much the same way as Motown had done for most of the previous decade, until it moved out of Detroit at the end of the 1960s. Created by a select group of highly gifted musicians, producers and arrangers, it seemed to arrive from out of nowhere to stamp its influence on all that succeeded it, right up to the end of the 1970s when real musicians suddenly began to find themselves playing second banana to drum machines and/or string and horn sections that could be played on synthesiser keyboards.

Of course, nothing arrives completely out of nowhere, and the Philly Sound was actually a slow builder that had its genesis in the mid 60s with the early success of the Intruders. But it was the early records of the Delfonics, arranged and orchestrated by musical genius, Thom Bell, which really began to push the envelope and expand the boundaries of musical creativity in the City Of Brotherly Love.

Led by the unique, soaring tenor of William Hart, the Delfonics looked back simultaneously to Philly’s rich doo wop history, and forward to the ‘symphonic soul’ that Thom Bell would continue to create in the next decade, with the Stylistics and the Spinners. The Delfonics’ first Philly Groove hit, La La Means I Love You was the first really big hit to embrace the new sound – and the first of its kind to reach the top three of the US Hot 100. Follow-ups, such as the wonderful Break Your Promise and the still-ahead-of-its-time Ready Or Not Here I Come, saw them and their arranger-producer Bell reach hitherto undreamed of heights of soulful creativity. It was a sad day for soul lovers everywhere when that creative partnership ceased in 1971, not long after they made the record by which all future examples of group soul would be judged – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).

The two albums on this Kent CD are the first two of the three that the Bell-Delfonics partnership forged in nearly four years of working together – Their generous blend of hits, should-have-been-hits and expertly chosen revivals is forever enthralling, and will help those who only caught on to the Philly Sound in later years to understand why the Delfonics will always be among the two or three most important acts to ever represent it.

Remastered from the original Philly Groove production tapes, and with the bonus of a non-album single, You Got Yours And I’ll Get Mine, which became one of their biggest ever Pop and R&B hits, it’s a set that no true soul harmony fan should ever be without.
By Tony Rounce

     La La Means Love You 
I'm Sorry
Break Your Promise
The Shadow of Your Smile
Hurt So Bad
Losing You
La-La Means I Love You
You're Gone 
The Look of Love
Can You Remember
A Lover's Concerto
      Sound of Sexy Soul 
Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) 
Let it Be Me 
Hot Dog (I Love You So) 
Loving Him 
Ain't That Peculiar 
With These Hands 
Face it Girl, It's Over 
Goin' Out of My Head 
My New Love 
Somebody Loves You 
Scarborough Fair 
Everytime I See My Baby 
     Bonus Track 
You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine 

NEW SEALED import 2 LPs on 1 CD

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