The Delfonics Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time

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The Delfonics Didn’t I Blow Your Mind This Time

The Delfonics Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time

Philly Soul Music

The song was written by William “Poogie” Hart, lead singer of The Delfonics, and record producer Thom Bell. (Thom Bell produced The Delfonics as well as Chubby Checker, The Stylistic, and Elton John.)  The song  was released in December, 1969, as a single, backed with “Down Is UP, Up is Down,” It was also released on their 1970 album titled The Delfonics. The song was an international hit for The Delfonics, going to #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, #3 on the U.S. R&B chart, and #22 in the U.K. It’s a great example of the Philly soul sound. It won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

There have been numerous covers of the song. There are versions by Aretha Franklin, David and Jimmy Ruffin, Lisa Fischer, Regina Belle, Jackie Jackson, Millie Jackson The Trammps, Maxine Nightingale, Patti LaBelle, and New Kids on the Block.

Quentin Tarantino’s  1997 film Jackie Brown features “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time).

The Delfonics formed in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania. The classic lineup was William “Poogie” Hart, Wilbert Hart, and Randy Cain. There have been membership changes over the years. The Delfonics, that is, William and Wilbert Hart and Greg Hill, continue to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)” by The Delfonics:

I gave my heart and soul to you, girl
Didn’t I do it, baby, didn’t I do it baby
Gave you the love you never knew, girl, oh
Didn’t I do it, baby, didn’t I do it baby

I’ve cried so many times and that’s no lie
It seems to make you laugh each time I cry

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Yes sir

I thought that heart of yours was true, girl
Now, didn’t I think it baby…didn’t I think it baby
But this time I’m really leavin’ you girl, oh

Didn’t you know it, baby, hope you know it baby

Ten times or more, yes, I’ve walked out that door
Get this into your head, there’ll be no more

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I
Yes sir

Ten times or more, yes, I’ve walked out that door
Get this into your head, there’ll be no more

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Oh)
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Hoo)
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Did I blow your mind, baby)
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Can’t you see)
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Did I blow your mind)
Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Ooh baby, ooh)

Girl, can we talk for a second
I know it’s been a long time
Since some someone’s blown your mind, like I did
There’ll be other times, for me and you
And I can see the tears fallin’ from your eyes

Tell me girl, did I blow your mind

Didn’t I blow your mind this time, didn’t I (Did I blow your mind baby)

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