Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sweet Philly Soul from the 70's















...now as most of you know i'm from Philly (Philadelphia for those who aren't hip to the jive talk) and as you should know my city has made HUGE contributions in all phases of music.....whether it be soul, jazz, rock or hip-hop.....we've always maintained a certain standard in quality.....now this is my first double posting and it's from one of my favorite groups.....The Delfonics (thanks Pop) my father (may Allah bless him) would BLAST these gentlemen on Sundays when we would chill in the house watching sports.......they were so sincere in their melody's and they would put me peace.....the two offerings i bring to you are their second and fourth albums respectively 




















The Sound of Sexy Soul (1969)

Here's what Dusty Groove had to say about this one:

A groundbreaking album of vocal group soul -- right from the first note! The record kicks off with the sublime "Ready Or Not, Here I Come" -- which starts with fierce stepping strings that are actually funky, then soars into some of the best harmonies the group ever put to record, superbly arranged by the great Thom Bell, who also wrote the track. As the album progresses, the sound expands further to encompass many elements that would become the blueprint for vocal groups over the next few years -- like twangy electric sitar, cascading orchestrations, and pinched lead vocals that take a lot more chances than most group singers had been taking for years! There's still a bit of a 60s soul sound to some of the cuts, but the album's a watershed -- not only for Thom Bell and the group, but for harmony soul as well! Titles include "Ready Or Not Here I Come", "My New Love", "Loving Him", "With These Hands", "Somebody Loves You", and "Everytime I See My Baby".





Tell Me This Is A Dream (1972)

all i have to say about this album is listen to this



...MAN....i don't think it requires much more than that......enjoy it people! and be on the look out.....got some more coming this weekend! Peace



12 comments:

Apani said...

Many Many thanks for this classic!

Visuals said...

Thanks for this classic drop. I too am a lover of philly soul/funk.
Reminds me of my years of living there in Germantown & West Oak Lane/Mt. Airy

Andre said...

thanks Messiah this is one delfonics joint that i didn't have. looking forward to hearing it. thanks again for this gem!

Doctor Okeh said...

i'm sold ,i'm all about checkin the sounds of sexy, the other one I have , but we don't see enuff of their work around , many TYs Messiah!!!

Guy Fawkes said...

Illadelph Halflife is an album I live my life by.

Simon said...

Gorgeous album, thanks again.

Chris-Rich said...

Philly stand up :)

FuNkaDeLiC said...

cant go wrong with the delfonics...thanx 4 the share

raggedy said...

Thanks a lot for sharing this one. It is simply great music.

POIVRE said...

I started with "Tell Me This Is A Dream"... Great !! Can't wait now to hear "Sound Sexy"... Sound promising !!!

Heavylox said...

YOUBUBE REMOVED THE VIDEO LINK.

thanks still for the links.

the rapper said...

Delfonics always appreciated, many thanks!