The Delfonics are an American R&B/Soul vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Delfonics were most popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include "La-La (Means I Love You)", "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)", "Break Your Promise", "I'm Sorry", and "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)". Their hit songs were primarily written/composed and produced by lead vocalist and founding member William "Poogie" Hart and the musical instrumentation was arranged/conducted by songwriter and producer Thom Bell.Their songs have been used in film soundtracks, including Quentin Tarantino's 1997 movie Jackie Brown, in which "La-La (Means I Love You)" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" underscore the pivotal relationship between the characters played by Pam Grier and Robert Forster."Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" is a song co-written by record producer Thom Bell and William Hart, lead singer of the American R&B/Soul vocal group The Delfonics. It was released by the group in 1969 on the Philly Groove record label and is regarded as a classic, winning a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group. Considered one of the most notable early Philly soul singles and typical of the genre, "Didn't I" is a slow love ballad, with layered strings, horns, and chromatic production. Among The Delfonics' signature songs, "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" was a #3 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, #10 on the Billboard pop chart in 1970, and #22 on the UK Singles Chart in 1971.
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Tuesday, 12 December 2017 09:16

The Chi-lites "Have you seen her"

The Chi-Lites are an R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States.The group's greatest fame came during the early 1970s. They were one of the few groups of the period to have not come from Memphis or Philadelphia. They were led by Eugene Record, and scored eleven Top Ten R&B hits from 1969 to 1974."Have You Seen Her" is a song recorded by the soul vocal group, The Chi-Lites, and released on Brunswick Records in 1971. Composed by the lead singer Eugene Record and Barbara Acklin, the song was included on the group's 1971 album (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People.The Chi-Lites recorded "Have You Seen Her" in a style owing much to the doo-wop traditions of the late 1950s, after the success of another such song earlier in the year, The Temptations' "Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me).The song begins and ends with a narrator remarking on how he was once happy with a woman; however, she left him, so he passes the days by partaking in leisurely activities. However, much to the dismay of the narrator, the woman does not return, or attempt to communicate with him as he had hoped. The narrator ends the song by musing on how foolish he was for believing the woman of his dreams would always be around. Some radio edits have omitted the spoken dialogue for just the singing portions.
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Mount Kimbie is an English electronic music duo consisting of Dominic Maker and Kai Campos. Formed in 2008, the duo departed from the musical template of the UK dubstep scene, releasing early EPs Maybes and Sketch on Glass to critical praise the following year. Their debut album Crooks & Lovers in 2010 received further acclaim. The band signed with Warp Records in 2012, and released their second album Cold Spring Fault Less Youth the following year and third album Love What Survives in September 2017. They have collaborated with artists such as James Blake, King Krule, and Micachu.
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Friday, 01 December 2017 11:07

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Fall

Scottish alternative rock band formed in East Kilbride in 1983.
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 11:05

Arab Strap The First Big Weekend

Arab Strap were characterised by Moffat’s dark sense of humour, expressed through lyrics that often dealt with inebriation and intoxication, or with an unforgiving view of sexual frailty and desire. The group were signed to the influential Scottish label Chemikal Underground, and were referred to in the title of the third album, by Belle & Sebastian, The Boy With the Arab Strap.

The reference was to the displeasure of Moffat and Middleton. “Arab Strap is quite an interesting name,” Middleton said in a 2001 interview. “The words go well together. That’s why we chose it as a band name. We’re friends with them [Belle & Sebastian], but there’s a limit to putting someone else’s name on an album. They’re taking away something from us.”https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/jun/16/arab-strap-return-gigs-20th-anniversary-the-first-big-weekend-2016
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Wednesday, 29 November 2017 11:34

ballboy - i hate scotland

Maybe it's Scotland that I hate...
Maybe Scotland’s got nothing to do with it. Maybe all of this has got nothing to do with anything. But I know that I would give it all up, trade it all in...
for a springboard, and a pair of shorts, and a plain white t-shirt and a perfect backflip.
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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 11:37

John Maus - Cop Killer

When Body Count released the song Cop Killer in 1992, it was considered so inflammatory that Charlton Heston and vice president Dan Quayle joined forces in a hysterical but ultimately successful campaign to have it banned. John Maus's song of the same name, issued earlier this year, has yet to generate a similar level of controversy; probably because Maus is a cultish synthpop crooner who's replaced the incendiary rap-metal onslaught of the original with a maudlin electronic ballad that nobody is likely to interpret as incitement to murder a policeman. Yet Maus's eerie take on Cop Killer carries just as much subversive intent. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/nov/12/john-maus-interview
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Η Τζένη Βάνου (10 Φεβρουαρίου 1939 - 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2014) ήταν Ελληνίδα τραγουδίστρια που διακρίθηκε, με τη χαρακτηριστική φωνή της, για αρκετές δεκαετίες στο ελαφρό και λαϊκό τραγούδι.Γεννήθηκε στις 10 Φεβρουαρίου 1939 στην Αθήνα. Το πραγματικό της όνομα ήταν Ευγενία Βραχνού,το οποίο και άλλαξε για να μην την αναγνωρίσει ο πατέρας της, καθώς ήταν κάθετα αντίθετος στην απόφασή της να ασχοληθεί με το τραγούδι. Οι γονείς της χώρισαν, αφού η μητέρα της εγκατέλειψε τον πατέρα της. Γι' αυτόν το λόγο και της απαγορεύθηκε να βλέπει την κόρη της. Σπουδαίο ρόλο στη ζωή της Τζένης Βάνου έπαιξε η γιαγιά της.Αρχικά σκόπευε να σπουδάσει στη Φυσικομαθηματική Σχολή, αλλά μετά τη γνωριμία της με τον συνθέτη Μίμη Πλέσσα, τον οποίο θεωρούσε μέντορά της, έδωσε εξετάσεις στο Εθνικό Ίδρυμα Ραδιοφωνίας. Ξεκίνησε την καριέρα της το 1959, ως τραγουδίστρια ελαφράς ορχήστρας, στον ραδιοφωνικό σταθμό της ΕΡΤ.Τραγούδησε πρώτη φορά μπροστά σε κοινό το 1964, όπου με το τραγούδι του Πλέσσα «Τώρα» πήρε το Α΄ βραβείο στο Φεστιβάλ Ελαφράς Μουσικής της Θεσσαλονίκης. Σύντομα καθιερώθηκε ως τραγουδίστρια του ελαφρού τραγουδιού και ερμήνευσε ντουέτα κυρίως με τον Γιάννη Βογιατζή. Στα τέλη της δεκαετίας του '60 κυριάρχησε στο λαϊκό τραγούδι και το 1972 συναντά τον Τόλη Βοσκόπουλο, ο οποίος της κλείνει συμβόλαιο στην Columbia όπου γνώρισε μεγάλη επιτυχία τραγουδώντας λαϊκά.Υπήρξε βασική ερμηνεύτρια και «μούσα» πολλών συνθετών. Ερμήνευσε τραγούδια του Μίμη Πλέσσα, του Μίκη Θεοδωράκη, του Γιώργου Μουζάκη, του Κώστα Γιαννίδη, του Ζακ Ιακωβίδη, του Αττίκ, του Αλέκου Χρυσοβέργη, του Τάκη Μουσαφίρη κ.ά.Για τη δουλειά της βραβεύτηκε στην Ισπανία, την Πολωνία και την πρώην Σοβιετική Ένωση.Τα τελευταία χρόνια της ζωής της βρισκόταν μακριά από τη δισκογραφία.Στις 5 Φεβρουαρίου 2014 άφησε την τελευταία της πνοή στο νοσοκομείο Μεταξά, στον Πειραιά, όπου νοσηλευόταν.
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Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:32

The Flirtations - Nothing but a heartache

The Flirtations (previously The Gypsies) are an all-female musical group who have recorded since the early 1960s.In 1962 in New York City, Lestine Johnson and sisters Ernestine Pearce, Shirley Pearce and Betty Pearce from South Carolina formed The Gypsies. In 1964 they signed to Old Town Records, where they released their debut single "Hey There, Hey There". The song achieved airplay only on local radio stations, but their next single — the J.J. Jackson-written "Jerk It" — was more successful, reaching #111 (pop) and #33 (R&B) in the spring of 1965. Despite the relative success of "Jerk It", Lestine Johnson left the group, replaced by Viola Billups. The Gypsies released only two singles on Old Town Records in 1966, giving them a total of four.In late 1968 the trio signed with Deram Records and released what would become their signature recording, "Nothing But A Heartache" — a dense, dynamic, earth-shattering melodrama produced by Englishman Wayne Bickerton and written by Bickerton with Tony Waddington. The B-side was a Christmas song, "Christmastime Is Here Again". "Nothing But a Heartache" rose to first place on the "Bubbling Under" list in December 1968 and gave the Flirtations a second Top 40 hit in the Netherlands, reaching No. 36 in early 1968.
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Friday, 24 November 2017 11:44

Jack Scott - Goodbye baby

Jack Scott (born Giovanni Domenico Scafone, Jr., January 24, 1936, Windsor, Ontario, Canada[1]) is a Canadian American singer and songwriter. He was the first white rock and roll star to come out of Detroit, Michigan. He was inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2011 and has been called "undeniably the greatest Canadian rock and roll singer of all time.His legacy ranks him with the top legends of rock and roll. It has been said that "with the exception of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley, no white rock and roller of the time ever developed a finer voice with a better range than Jack Scott, or cut a more convincing body of work in Rockabilly, Rock and Roll, Country-Soul, Gospel or Blues".
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