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On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 March 1970


The Delfonics: Sexy Soul

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 9 October 1970

GENERALLY, all forms of American music finally break through in Britain. But, to date, there has been one outstanding exception in that the smooth groups ...

The Delfonics

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 20 October 1972

PHILADELPHIA'S Delfonics are probably the innovators of the city's famed sound, dating back to their earliest Philly Groove hits such as 'La La Means I ...

Eddie Kendricks, The Delfonics: Apollo Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, New Musical Express, 22 September 1973

Hot night at the Apollo ...

Thom Bell: Creator of Classical Soul

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 9 November 1973

IF YOU study Thom Bell's creative work, there is an undeniable classical influence in everything he does. The easy explanation to this is that the ...

Philly Special: The Thom Bell Story

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, January 1974

THOM BELL smiles a lot. And it isn't only his natural good humour which creases his handsome, bearded face into another explosion of laughter. Over ...

The Delfonics: Very much alive and kicking

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 4 June 1974

WITH ALL of the current interest in the Philly Sound, now is a very apt moment to consider the group that started it all, the ...

The Delfonics: Developments In The Delfonic Dilemma

Profile and Interview by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, 30 November 1974

MENTION THE Philly sound, and people will start thinking about The O'Jays, Billy Paul, The Intruders or The Three Degrees. ...

Four Tops, Delfonics, Tymes: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 17 December 1974

THIS WAS probably the soul event of a fairly inconspicuous year for our music as far as concerts in the capital are concerned Without thinking ...

The Delfonics: Alive And Kicking

Review by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, 4 January 1975

THE REAL SOUND of Philadelphia belongs to the Delfonics, who started not only the Philly sound but almost the whole black vocal-group syndrome back in ...

Inside The Philly Sound

Report and Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, December 1975

In the States, and in Britain, the insidious sweet beat of the Philly Sound continues to conquer the best selling charts. The whooping passion of ...

The Delfonics: La-La Means I Love You – The Definitive Collection

Review by Ian MacDonald, Uncut, April 1998

THOUGH THE Delfonics are now seen as archetypal icons of '70s kitsch, they recorded their best stuff, including their three big hits, before the '60s ...

The Delfonics

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

Randy Cain, b. 2 May 1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (replaced by Major Harris, b. Richmond, Virginia, replaced by Bruce Peterson, b. Chicago); Wilbert Hart, b. ...

Symphonic Soul: "You get more bees with honey"

Retrospective and Interview by Paul Lester, The Guardian, 16 November 2007

Take one soul ballad. Add a falsetto vocal, swooping strings, timpani and an oboe or two. That's symphonic soul. Paul Lester talks to the heroes ...

see also Thom Bell

see also Major Harris


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