Sunday, March 6, 2011


Todays song is brought to you by those Philly soul crooners The Delfonics. They worked heavily with one of the Philadelphia soul godfathers in Thom Bell. He helped them string together some hits in their early days (late 60's early 70's) while working on their first four albums. He says that due to low budgets he played most of the instruments himself on the recordings. Some of where the Delfonics history got interesting was after 1975 when they split into multiple groups. The group didn't break up, it just became two groups with the same name performing the same material with different members. The lead members from each group would record together and then tour separately with a couple filler singers, though occasionally the combination of leads would vary. So, any given night you wouldn't necessarily know which line-up you were seeing. But, this song was from their pre-split days and is one of the Thom Bell penned and produced hits (lead singer William Hart also had a hand in the writing.) A lot of people might recognize the chorus from The Fugees re-do and the horns from Missy Elliot's 'Sock it 2 Me.' Here is 'Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love)' by The Delfonics:   

And the bonus track today is 'La-La (Means I Love You)' a song Nicholas Cage later butchered on film:

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