The Delfonics

Profile:
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 Stan & Bell a.k.a. Thom Bell and Stan Watson as well as their lead vocalist 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 Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Boyz II Men, Missy Elliott and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince among others.
During the mid 80s the main recording lineup of the group was William Hart, Major Harris and Frank Washington, although they would tour as two separate trios with additional members added.
These members included: Garfield Fleming, Freddie Ingleton, Johnny ("JJ") Johnson, Pat Palmer, Dr. Sallam Love, 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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Albums

LP 1150, 1150, PG-1150 The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You album art The Delfonics La La Means I Love You (Album) Philly Groove Records, Philly Groove Records, Inc. LP 1150, 1150, PG-1150 US 1968 Sell This Version
PG 1151 The Delfonics - Sound Of Sexy Soul album art The Delfonics Sound Of Sexy Soul (Album) Philly Groove Records PG 1151 US 1969 Sell This Version
PG 1153 The Delfonics - The Delfonics album art The Delfonics The Delfonics (Album) Philly Groove Records, Philly Groove Records Incorporated PG 1153 US 1970 Sell This Version
PG 1154, PG1154, SW-94428, 94428 The Delfonics - Tell Me This Is A Dream album art The Delfonics Tell Me This Is A Dream (Album) Philly Groove Records PG 1154, PG1154, SW-94428, 94428 US 1972 Sell This Version
PHG F51501 The Delfonics - Alive & Kicking album art The Delfonics Alive & Kicking (Album) Philly Groove Records, Philly Groove Records Incorporated PHG F51501 US 1974 Sell This Version
P121680 The Delfonics - Delfonics Return album art The Delfonics Delfonics Return (Album) Poogie Records Inc. P121680 US 1981 Sell This Version
4343 The Delfonics - Hold On For Love album art Will Hart, The Delfonics Will Hart, The Delfonics - Hold On For Love(CD, Album) Mother Earth Records 4343 US 1999 Sell This Version
VCD-3415-2 The Delfonics - Forever New album art The Delfonics Forever New(CD) Volt VCD-3415-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
DEL4956 The Delfonics - The Delfonics Today: All Platinum album art The Delfonics The Delfonics Today: All Platinum (Album) La La Records, LLC DEL4956 US 2002 Sell This Version
RB 47372 The Delfonics - The Delfonics album art The Delfonics The Delfonics(CD) Direct Source Special Products Inc. RB 47372 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
BRC-363 The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics album art Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics (Album) Wax Poetics Records BRC-363 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

6703 The Delfonics - He Don't Really Love You / Without You album art The Del Fonics* He Don't Really Love You / Without You (Single) Moon Shot 6703 US 1966 Sell This Version
C-472 The Delfonics - You've Been Untrue / I Was There album art The Delfonics You've Been Untrue / I Was There (Single) Cameo C-472 US 1967 Sell This Version
OSS-8632 The Delfonics - Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) album art The Delfonics Ready Or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) (Single) Philly Groove Records OSS-8632 Australia 1968 Sell This Version
150 The Delfonics - La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You album art The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / Can't Get Over Losing You (Single) Philly Groove Records 150 US 1968 Sell This Version
7-BT-13 The Delfonics - I'm Sorry / You're Gone album art The Delfonics I'm Sorry / You're Gone (Single) Philly Groove Records 7-BT-13 Brazil 1968 Sell This Version
152 The Delfonics - Break Your Promise / Alfie album art The Delfonics Break Your Promise / Alfie (Single) Philly Groove Records 152 US 1968 Sell This Version
BLL 1016 The Delfonics - I'm Sorry / You're Gone album art The Delfonics I'm Sorry / You're Gone(7", Single, Promo) Bell Records BLL 1016 UK 1968 Sell This Version
EPEM 10279 The Delfonics - -La-La Significa Te Amo / No Puedo Acostumbrarme A Perderte / Lo Siento / Te Has Ido album art Los Delfonics* -La-La Significa Te Amo / No Puedo Acostumbrarme A Perderte / Lo Siento / Te Has Ido(7", EP) Capitol Records EPEM 10279 Mexico 1968 Sell This Version
PHILLY GROOVE 156X The Delfonics - You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Funny Feeling album art The Delfonics You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Funny Feeling (Single) Bell Records PHILLY GROOVE 156X Canada 1969 Sell This Version
157 The Delfonics - You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him album art The Delfonics You Got Yours And I'll Get Mine / Loving Him (Single) Philly Groove Records 157 US 1969 Sell This Version
BLL 1066 The Delfonics - Let It Be Me  / Loving Him album art The Delfonics Let It Be Me / Loving Him (Single) Bell Records BLL 1066 UK 1969 Sell This Version
156 The Delfonics - Funny Feeling album art The Delfonics Funny Feeling (Single) Philly Groove Records 156 US 1969 Sell This Version
BELL-88031 The Delfonics - Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Break Your Promise album art The Delfonics Trying To Make A Fool Of Me / Break Your Promise(7", Single) Bell Records BELL-88031 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
BELL-88005 The Delfonics - La-La-Means I Love You / I'm Sorry album art The Delfonics La-La-Means I Love You / I'm Sorry(7", Single) Bell Records BELL-88005 Japan 1969 Sell This Version