One of the Greatest RnB Groups of All Time
G-Funk 4ever | Listenin' to the Delfonics | 03/16/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Philly legensds, The Delfonics release their 3rd album, their self-titled 1970 classic. This album has some real memorable cuts here. I really dig William Hart's falsetto "Trying To Make A Fool Of Me" is such a beautiful track; it has some of the best choral harmonization I have ever heard. The beat is nice, rolling funk with a nice sitar and horn added. The joint is kinda sad where a guy needs to be let go in a head-game filled relationship. It is one of my favorite soul jams ever. "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind this Time)" again employs the early 70's sitar trademark. Again, the harmonization is outstanding, and the chorus has a heavenly, airy feel to it. A sweet slow jam is "I Gave To You." William Hart really digs deep into the soul with this romantic charmer. "Baby I Love You" is a nice, mid-tempo joint lush with melody and a upbeat vibe. When the group "bop bop bop bop's" early and later on, it will give you goosebumps. "Down Is Up, Up Is Down" is faster paced deals with more hardships of the romance game using an interesting metaphor. "Funny Feeling" is even faster paced, cool for dancin' to. All I can add is that the album is wonderful; I hear nothing today that even gomes a hundredth of the way to measuring up to this one, and this album is 12 years older than I am. The Delfonics are one of my favorite soul groups (along with the Stylistics)."