Alive & Kicking (Delfonics album)

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Alive & Kicking
Studio album by The Delfonics
Released March 1974
Recorded Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Philadelphia soul
Length 43:28
Label Philly Groove Records
Producer Stan Watson
The Delfonics chronology
Tell Me This Is a Dream
(1972)
Alive & Kicking
(1974)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Alive & Kicking is the fifth and final album by American soul group The Delfonics, produced by Stan Watson and released in 1974 on the Philly Groove label. The album received a lukewarm reception, with critical opinion tending to the view that by this time The Delfonics were hampered by weaker material than that being produced contemporaneously by other Philadelphia soul groups such as Blue Magic and The Stylistics. Three singles were released with moderate success. The group in its original form would split up soon after the release of Alive & Kicking.

Track listing[edit]

(All tracks written by William Hart unless stated)

  1. "Lying to Myself" – 4:05
  2. "I Told You So" – 3:14
  3. "First Thing on My Mind" – 4:32
  4. "Hey Baby" – 3:26
  5. "Think It Over" – 4:41
  6. "Pardon Me Girl" – 2:51
  7. "Seventeen (And in Love)" – 4:24
  8. "I Don't Want to Make You Wait" – 3:17
  9. "Love Is" – 2:20
  10. "Can't Go on Living" (Norman Harris, Al Felder) – 3:14
  11. "Start All Over Again" – 4:23
  12. "Don't Leave Me" – 2:51

Singles[edit]

  • "I Don't Want to Make You Wait" (US Pop #91, US R&B #22)
  • "I Told You So" (US R&B #26)
  • "Lying to Myself" (US R&B #60)

Personnel[edit]

  • Ronald Baker – bass
  • Tony Bell – arranger
  • Joel Brodsky – photography
  • Bobby Eli – guitar
  • Major Harris – vocals
  • Norman Harris – guitar
  • Wilbert Hart – vocals
  • William "Poogie" Hart – vocals
  • Cotton Kent – keyboards
  • Jay Mark – engineer
  • Vince Montana – arranger
  • Tom Moulton – compilation executive producer
  • Don Murray – engineer
  • Stan Watson – producer
  • Beverly Weinstein – art direction
  • Reid Whitelaw – compilation executive producer
  • Earl Young – drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r633733