Arrangers: Vince Montana; Caldwell MacMillan; Norman Harris; Thom Bell.
Though not a comprehensive collection, BMG's DIDN'T I BLOW YOUR MIND is a worthwhile Delfonics set. It skimps on the early hits by the legendary Phillysoul pioneers, yet makes up for any lack by focusing on the trio's later sides recorded in the 1970s. The group's sound was changing at the dawn of the new decade, growing deeper and more soulful, as hits like "I Told You So" and "Lying to Myself" show.
Those looking for all the Delfonics singles under one cover should look elsewhere--"La-La (Means I Love You)" is conspicuously absent--but that's not to say the material here isn't top notch. The group's elegant harmonies thrill, and the lush, uber-smooth sonic approach (courtesy of Phillysoul architect Thom Bell) pours over the listener like honey. These are the classic old-school soul gems that helped pave the way for the Quiet Storm of the later '70s and '80s, and the urban contemporary slow jams that followed.