Sunday, August 17, 2014
On the turntable this Sunday...La La Means I Love You
La La Means I Love You is the debut album by American soul group The Delfonics, released in 1968 on the Philly Groove label. The album was produced by Thom Bell and consists of a mixture of original songs written by Bell and lead singer William Hart, and cover versions of already well-known songs. The celebrated title track was a #4 pop hit, and "I'm Sorry" and "Break Your Promise" also charted.
With its lush, smooth orchestral sound and production, La La Means I Love You is now considered a classic soul album and one of the most important and influential records in the development of the nascent Philadelphia soul sound which would come to dominate the commercial soul music market in the early and mid 1970s.