Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wednesday 45 Flashback: ‘Trying to Make a Fool of Me’

The Delfonics, y’all. Philly soul at its finest (from the 45 collection of spoonfedcornbread).

“Trying to Make a Fool of Me” was the second single off the Delfonics’ wondrous self-titled LP. It debuted on Billboard’s R&B singles chart on June 13, 1970, and barely snuck into the Top 40.

If you can tell me a better use of the harp in a pop record... well, forget it, because you can’t.

And if William Hart’s soaring falsetto makes you want to hear more, I’ve got something nice coming up in a minute...

UPDATE (09/13/07): Oh crap, y’all. Looks like YouTube has suspended spoonfedcornbread’s account! If you try to check out any of his spinning platters, it’ll say: “This video has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

Dammit. Dee-double-dammit. I sure hope my calling attention to him didn’t lead to his downfall. I didn’t even know this was illegal. He was just an oldies deejay to me... playing cool records and getting people excited about music... bringing back sweet memories...

Shit. I don’t even have a way to contact him and find out what the deal is. We communicated through YouTube messages. Wow. I couldn’t wait to embed 45s like “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” and “Remember Me.”

3 comments:

The Shamus (formerly TLRHB) said...

Spoonfed Cornbread's account has been suspended, and all the videos of the 45s taken down. Two words for you: The Man.

Undercover Black Man said...

I discovered this just as you were leaving this comment, Shamus. Aw hell...

Dumb-ass me, I didn't even know this was quasi-illicit or whatever. Maybe I shouldn't have tried to draw attention to him (by name).

Anonymous said...

Really very sad! But thanks for posting all of those oldies. Hope in some time we will see / hear again.