Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some Smooth Sunday Soul...

A little bit of late 60's Philly soul today courtesy of The Delfonics and this beautiful number from 1968....

Many guys have come to you
With a line that wasn't true
And you passed them by (passed them by)
Now you're in the center ring
And their lines don't mean a thing
Why don't you let me try (let me try)
Now I don't wear a diamond ring
I don't even know a song to sing
All I know is
La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, laaaaaa means
I love you
Oh, baby please, now
La-la-la-la, la-la-la-la, laaaaaa means
I love you"

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Lush, smooth harmonies, sublime arrangement, lyrics that leave no room for ambiguity and that falsetto vocal. It's a bit of a cliche (that I use often) that they don't make 'em like that anymore but, in this case, that is true. Makes you wonder how much of today's music will still sound this good 46 years later.One of the greatest love songs ever that is quite simply timeless.

La La Means I Love You


  1. I remember this featuring in Jackie Brown Scott. Excellent stuff

  2. Indeed a great song. I was crooning away to it, and Jo shut the door on me,

  3. Scott,
    A true classic of the Philadelphia Sound.

    "I was crooning away . . . Jo shut the door on me." Thanks for the early-morning chuckle!