Delfonics, The

Also known as Delfonics, Delphonics, Delphonics, The, William Hart & Defonics, The
Members of Delfonics, The: Major Harris, Randy Cain, Wilbert Hart, William Hart
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Delfonics, http://www.myspace.com/delfonicsworldwide, http://www.phillysoulclassics.com/artists/the-delfonics

Discography of Delfonics, The:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Hey! Love 2 Audio 1971 Philly Groove Records
2 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) 2 Audio 1971-09-00 Bell Records
3 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) 2 Audio 1968 Philly Groove Records
4 I Told You So / Seventeen And In Love 2 Audio 1973 Philly Groove Records
5 Tell Me This Is A Dream 10 Audio 1972 Philly Groove Records
6 Greatest Hits & More 10 Audio 1997 Masters Intercontinental
7 The Definitive Collection 20 Audio 1999 Camden
8 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Down Is Up, Up Is Down 2 Audio 1970 Philly Groove Records
9 La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You 2 Audio 1968 Philly Groove Records
10 La-La Means I Love You - The Definitive Collection 20 Audio 1997
11 Think It Over / I'm A Man 2 Audio 1972 Philly Groove Records
12 La La Means I Love You 11 Audio 1968 Philly Groove Records
13 He Don't Really Love You / Without You 2 Audio 1967 Moon Shot
14 I'm Sorry / You're Gone 2 Audio 1968 Philly Groove Records
15 Sound Of Sexy Soul 12 Audio 1969 Philly Groove Records
16 La-La Means I Love You 2 Audio 1971 Bell Records
17 Super Hits 11 Audio 1972
18 The Best Of The Delfonics 12 Audio 1984 Arista
19 The Best Of The Delfonics 12 Audio 1990 Arista
20 Symphonic Soul - Greatest Hits 16 Audio 1988 Charly R&B
21 Walk Right Up To The Sun 2 Audio 1971 Philly Groove Records
22 Let It Be Me 12 Audio 1975 Sounds Superb
23 La-La-Means I Love You 2 Audio Flashback Records (4)
24 When You Get Right Down To It / I Gave To You 2 Audio 1970 Philly Groove Records
25 The Best Of The Delfonics 12 Audio 1976 Kory Records
26 Alive & Kicking 11 Audio 1974 Philly Groove Records
27 You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him 2 Audio 1969 Philly Groove Records
28 You've Been Untrue / I Was There 2 Audio 1967 Cameo
29 Funny Feeling / My New Love 2 Audio 1969 Philly Groove Records
30 La La Means I Love You / Sound Of Sexy Soul 24 Audio 2007-11-20 Kent Records
31 The Delfonics / Tell Me This Is A Dream 20 Audio 2008-12-16 Kent Records
32 La-La Means I Love You: The Definitive Collection 20 Audio 1997-08-26 Arista
33 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You 2 Audio 1972 Bell Records
34 The Delfonics 10 Audio 1970 Philly Groove Records
35 Break Your Promise / Alfie 2 Audio 1968 Philly Groove Records
36 Holla / La La Means I Love You / Paychecks / Ok, Ok, Ok 4 Audio 2003 Not On Label (ZZ Series)
37 The Delfonics 10 Audio 1970 Bell Records
38 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) 2 Audio 1970 Bell Records
39 Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) 2 Audio 1968 Bell Records
40 Super Hits 11 Audio 1972 Philly Groove Records
41 La La Means We Love You 14 Audio 2005 Music Avenue
42 Platinum & Gold Collection 12 Audio 2003
43 I Told You So 2 Audio 1973 Philly Groove Records
44 La La Means I Love You 11 Audio 1968 Bell Records
45 I Don't Want To Make You Wait 2 Audio 1973 Philly Groove Records
46 You'll Get Enough / You Pay For Love 4 Audio 2001 Philly Groove Records
47 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Baby I Love You 2 Audio 1970 Bell Records
48 When You Get Right Down To It / I Gave To You 2 Audio 1970 Philly Groove Records
49 You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him 2 Audio 1969 Philly Groove Records
50 Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) / Down Is Up, Up Is Down 2 Audio 1970 Philly Groove Records


Philly soul vocal group.

Active in the late 60's until mid 70's.

Considered one of the first "silky and sweet" soul groups, pioneering a trend within the soul circles with the soft and lush male vocal harmonies in the first half of the 70's.

Most of their stuff was written by the legendary Philadelphia team [a=Stan & Bell] a.k.a. [a=Thom Bell] and [a=Stan Watson] as well as their lead vocalist [a=William Hart].

Their biggest hits "La-La (Means I Love You)", the Grammy winning "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) and "Ready Or Not Here I Come" have been heavily sampled by numerous hip hop artists like [a=Wu-Tang Clan], [a=Notorious B.I.G.], [a=Nas], [a=Boyz II Men], [a=Missy Elliott] and [a=DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince] among others.

During the mid 80s the main recording lineup of the group was [a=William Hart], [a=Major Harris] and [a=Frank Washington], although they would tour as two separate trios with additional members added.

These members included: [a=Garfield Fleming], Freddie Ingleton, Johnny ("JJ") Johnson, Pat Palmer, Dr. Sallam Love, [a=Eban Brown], Johnney Smalls.

William Hart (songwriter/lead vocalist/founder) b. 17/01/1945 Washington, DC, U.S.A. (1965- )

Wilbert Hart b. 19/10/1947 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1965- )

Randy Cain b. 02/05/1945 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1965-1971) Samuel Edlightoon (1965-1968)

Ritchie Daniels (1965-1968)

Merfhab Isvardsoon (1965-1968)

Major Harris (1971- )

Frank Washington (1975-2003)


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