1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘DIDN’T I [BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME”– THE DELFONICS

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1969 Song of the Day is “Didn’t I {Blow Your Mind This Time} by The Delfonics. The Delfonics were a band out of Philadelphia who had six Top 40 hits in the late 60’s and early 70’s with their biggest being La-La {Means I Love You} #4 in 1968 and this song- Didn’t I [Blow Your Mind This Time} #10. The song was co-written by Thom Bell who was one of the creators of the Philadelphia Sound which was hot on the charts in the early to mid-70s.  The song is a slow ballad and was a heavily produced song. It won a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Group or Duo. The song was featured in the movie Jackie Brown. Over the years the song has been covered by the likes of Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Maxine Nightingale, Millie Jackson and The Trammps. New Kids On The Block had a hit with a cover of the song in 1998. A great song that didn’t deserve the NKOTB treatment.

17 responses to “1969 SONG OF THE DAY- ‘DIDN’T I [BLOW YOUR MIND THIS TIME”– THE DELFONICS

    • I love all of his movies that I’ve seen except one, “Four Rooms”, and I’ve seen them all except “True Romance”. Looking at wiki I see he was also a/the writer for “Natural Born Killers”, which is a masterpiece imo. So many powerful female protagonists! I was a little disturbed by, “The Hateful 8” but only squeamish at how roughly they treated Jennifer Jason Leigh, who I thought was brilliant in it. Can’t wait to see the next one, about the Mansons and Sharon Tate.

    • I tried to watch True Romance and I couldn’t get through it. I know it’s a lauded film, but I had an aversion to it. I don’t like Patricia Arquette’s character, Jennifer Jason Leigh is a brilliant actor. She always elevates the material. The Tarantino films I admire are Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Inglorious Bastards. I also like From Dusk Till Dawn and I appreciate Natural Born Killers.

    • I haven’t. I don’t think I’d like it.
      I’m going to make a confession. I’m a real arse when it comes to movies. I’m very opinionated, I’m educated on film just enough to be really annoying and not enough to be an authority. In other words I’m an unqualified snob. There are very, very few exploitation films that I like. Tarantino loves exploitation films and B films. He’s a great director and his influences have served him well–just not my cup of tea.

    • I appreciate your confession. Not sure where on the film assessor continuum I’m on. Where we might differ as far as Tarantino goes is whether or not his films are exploitive, and if they are, in what sense. He definitely exploits human nature and has great skill in limelighting it; however I don’t think he exploits by race or gender.

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