The Delfonics (album)

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The Delfonics
Studio album by The Delfonics
Released July 1970
Recorded 1969-1970 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genre Philadelphia soul
Length 33:45
Label Philly Groove Records
Producer Thom Bell
The Delfonics chronology
Sound of Sexy Soul
(1969)
The Delfonics
(1970)
Tell Me This Is a Dream
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

The Delfonics is the self-titled third album by American soul group The Delfonics, produced by Thom Bell and released in 1970 on the Philly Groove label. Unlike The Delfonics' two previous albums, The Delfonics consists entirely of new material with all tracks but one penned by Bell and/or lead singer William Hart. It was the group's only album to crack the Billboard top 100 (peaking at #61) and contained five charting singles, including the majestic "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)", a top 10 hit and one of the most iconic soul singles of its era.

The Delfonics is frequently singled out as the group's most cohesive and complete album and the high-point of their recording career. It was the last album they made with Bell at the helm. He would go on to great acclaim producing for The Stylistics and later The Spinners, while founder member Randy Cain would also leave the group in 1971. Thereafter there would be individual tracks of high quality, but without Bell to provide consistently top-grade material, the group would never again achieve the level of slick sophistication displayed on this album.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 4-8 written by Thom Bell and William Hart
Track 3 written by Mann
Tracks 9, 10 written by William Hart

  1. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" 3:23
  2. "Funny Feeling" 2:26
  3. "When You Get Right Down to It" 2:51
  4. "Baby I Love You" 3:10
  5. "Delfonics Theme (How Could You)" 4:34
  6. "Trying to Make a Fool of Me" 3:06
  7. "Down Is Up, Up Is Down" 2:33
  8. "Over and Over" 3:09
  9. "Think About Me" 2:39
  10. "I Gave to You" 5:54

Singles[edit]

  • "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" (US Pop #10, US R&B #3, UK #22)
  • "Trying to Make a Fool of Me" (US Pop #40, US R&B #8)
  • "Funny Feeling" (US Pop #94, US R&B #48)
  • "Over and Over" (US Pop #58, US R&B #9)
  • "When You Get Right Down to It (US Pop #53, US R&B #12)

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