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The Delfonics - La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection album

The Delfonics - La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection album
Performer: The Delfonics
Genre: Funk
Title: La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection
FLAC album size: 1659
Style: Soul
Country: Europe
Released: 1997

Off the La-La Means I Love You The Definitive Collection album 1997.

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La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection - Студийный альбом от The Delfonics. В альбом вошло 20 треков.

La-La Means I Love You. I'm Sorry. Somebody Loves You. Funny Feeling. Loving Him. You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine.

This 18-song collection includes La-La Means I Love You; Ready or Not Here I Come; Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time); You Got Yours and I'll Get Mine; Trying to Make a Fool of Me; Over and Over; Delfonics Theme, and more. Among the originators of the Philly soul sound of the late '60s and pre-disco '70s, the Delfonics fashioned hit after hit with the same basic formula of ultra-romantic crooning, three-part harmonies, and a supremely mellow accompaniment that came with a pillow of lush string orchestrations. I love the historical information about the Delfonics, the arranger and the musicians. I'm from Philadelphia and can appreciate the Philadelphia sound. The CD has a lot of songs on it but why oh why can't I find "You've been Untrue" on anything? Instead there's "Funny Feeling" on everything but I never heard over the radio.

The Delfonics are a pioneering Philadelphia soul singing group, most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection Album. Missing lyrics by The Delfonics? Know any other songs by The Delfonics?

By the time this album was cut, Bell had begun to establish a core of key Philadelphia musicians who would later become internationally recognized as MFSB. This conglomerate further enhances the already mellifluous vocal blend of the original Delfonics, which included brothers William Hart, Wilbert Hart, and Randy Cain

Album · 1997 · 20 Songs. 5. 3:19. Delfonics Theme (How Could You). 15. Walk Right Up to the Sun. 3:01. The Definitive Collection.

Listen to Delfonics lyrics sorted by album. New music videos and mp3 for artist Delfonics. Browse by album: ▼ La La Means I Love You - The Definitive Collection (1997). Lyrics for album: La La Means I Love You - The Definitive Collection (1997).

Tracklist

1 La-La Means I Love You 3:19
2 I'm Sorry 2:46
3 Break Your Promise 3:02
4 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) 2:00
5 Somebody Love You 3:19
6 Funny Feeling 2:24
7 Loving Him 2:04
8 You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine 3:17
9 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) 3:21
10 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me 3:05
11 When You Get Right Down To It 2:49
12 Over And Over 3:06
13 Delfonics Theme 4:35
14 Hey! Love 3:20
15 Walk Right Up To The Sun 3:01
16 Tell Me This Is A Dream 3:32
17 Think It Over 4:39
18 I Don't Want To Make You Wait 3:16
19 I Told You So 3:10
20 Lying To Myself 4:01

Credits

  • Compilation Producer, Mastered By – Bob Irwin
  • Liner Notes – Bill Dahl

Notes

20-Bit Digital Mastering From The Original Master Tapes: 1997.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 7822-18979-2 1
  • Matrix / Runout: A7 1D 07822189792
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L431

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
07822 18979 2, ARCD 8979 The Delfonics La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection ‎(CD, Comp) Arista, Arista 07822 18979 2, ARCD 8979 Europe 1997
07822-18979-2 The Delfonics La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection ‎(CD, Comp) Arista 07822-18979-2 Australia & New Zealand 1997
74321 674502 The Delfonics The Definitive Collection ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Camden 74321 674502 Europe Unknown
74321 674502 The Delfonics The Definitive Collection ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Camden 74321 674502 Europe 1999
ARCD 8979 The Delfonics La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection ‎(CD, Comp, Club, RM) Arista ARCD 8979 US 1997

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Hailing from Philadelphia, and influencing the likes of early Todd Rundgren and The Jackson 5, along with a host of others too lengthy to mention, The Delfonics laid down emotional harmonic music that was first and foremost vocally based, relying on the tonalities of each member to develop and move the songs forward with precision and grace. During the mid to late 60’s, it was possible to see bands like this in small intimate venues, though most often they were part of a larger review, most taking place on South Street and North Broad Street, where they would garner the middle slot, slowing things down and giving the audience a chance to catch their collective breath. For me, this was the best part of the show, as this is where the actual soulful magic happened, harmonies laced within harmonies, and all projected with a sincerity without pretense, as if they were able to reach into the soul of everyone in the house and share their most intimate and private thoughts … always revolving around love.Of course I, as I’m sure many others did, questioned why a group like this would have signed to the tiny Cameo Records label, when there was Phil Spector and his dynamic ‘Wall of Sound’ on the west coast, where merely working with him would have assured them endless praise and adulation. But The Delfonics were homegrown, preferring to base their magic on the solid ground of the doo-wop included layered sounds that came from the streets, attempting to construct their records with that same reverb that came from practicing in an empty room or abandoned building, where their vocals took on a smoothness, yet sense of strength.Without a doubt, the most cohesive work done by The Delfonics [original members William and Wilbert Hart, along with Randy Cain] was when producer Thomas Bell was riding shotgun, who provided their best soulful and sleek material of all time, though left the group in 1971 to produce both The Stylistics and The Spinners, who shattered the world with their blazing number “Rubberband Man.” This is one of those bands for whom the producer was perhaps as integral as any other member, as Bell was nurtured on the Stax and Muscle Shoals sounds, though insisted on removing those harsher edges, tightening up the beat, and displaying a sound that was fresh, airy, and flowed like crystal water, with songs that were still groove laden, yet where the notions of subtlety and nuance reigned supreme. Of course not all of The Delfonics material is created equally well, and to that end, the compilations Didn’t I Blow Your Mind, along with La La La Means I Love You, The Definitive Collection, capture all that you’ll ever need from this nearly forgotten and overlooked trio.*** The Fun Facts: The Delfonics were originally known as the The Four Gents, then The Orphonices, then The Del Phonics, until settling on The Delfonics. ’Phonics’ is the science of sound, though in this case The Delfonics chose to insert the letter F for the Ph. ‘Del’ means ‘Valley’ so we have Valley of Sound. ‘Del’ is also a surname or prefix for a male attribution for the word that follows. Del [symbolized as ∇] is also used as a shorthand form to simplify many long mathematical expressions … or in this case musical expression. Review by Jenell Kesler
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