The Delfonics, The Intruders, Rolls Royce, The Persuaders

RNB Classic Soul Presents

The Delfonics

The Intruders

Rolls Royce

The Persuaders

Sat 5/11/19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$45.00 - $55.00

This event is all ages

The Delfonics
The Delfonics
Philly soul vocal group.

Active in the late 60's until mid 70's.
Considered one of the first "silky and sweet" soul groups, pioneering a trend within the soul circles with the soft and lush male vocal harmonies in the first half of the 70's.
Most of their stuff was written by the legendary Philadelphia team Stan & Bell a.k.a. Thom Bell and Stan Watson as well as their lead vocalist William Hart.
Their biggest hits "La-La (Means I Love You)", the Grammy winning "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) and "Ready Or Not Here I Come" have been heavily sampled by numerous hip hop artists like Wu-Tang Clan, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Boyz II Men, Missy Elliott and DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince among others.
During the mid 80s the main recording lineup of the group was William Hart, Major Harris and Frank Washington, although they would tour as two separate trios with additional members added.
These members included: Garfield Fleming, Freddie Ingleton, Johnny ("JJ") Johnson, Pat Palmer, Dr. Sallam Love, Eban Brown, Johnney Smalls.

William Hart (songwriter/lead vocalist/founder) b. 17/01/1945 Washington, DC, U.S.A. (1965- )
Wilbert Hart b. 19/10/1947 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1965- )
Randy Cain b. 02/05/1945 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1965-1971) Samuel Edlightoon (1965-1968)
Ritchie Daniels (1965-1968)
Merfhab Isvardsoon (1965-1968)
Major Harris (1971- )
Frank Washington (1975-2003)
The Intruders
The Intruders
As the first group to score hits with the songwriting/production team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, the Intruders played a major role in the rise of Philadelphia soul, but are sometimes lost in the shuffle amid better-known acts like the O’Jays or Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. The Intruders were originally formed as a doo wop group in 1960, and sang around Philadelphia for several years. Lead singer Sam “Little Sonny” Brown, Eugene “Bird” Daughtry, Phil Terry, and Robert “Big Sonny” Edwards signed with Gamble and Huff’s fledgling Gamble label in 1966. They scored a Top 20 R&B hit that year with “(We’ll Be) United,” and followed it up a year later with “Together,” as well as their first album, The Intruders Are Together. 1968, though, was the Intruders‘ breakthrough year: “Cowboys to Girls,” a template for what would become Philly soul’s trademark sound, topped the R&B charts and climbed to number six on the pop side, giving the group their biggest hit. The follow-up, “(Love Is Like A) Baseball Game,” was their only other Top 40 pop hit, and the accompanying LP, Cowboys to Girls, wound up their most popular.

Gamble and Huff’s success with the Intruders helped convince Columbia to grant them the money to launch Philadelphia International, which became the most successful soul label of the early ’70s. The Intruders, meanwhile, were undergoing some internal turmoil; when they resurfaced on the 1970 Gamble LP When We Get Married, lead singer “Little Sonny” Brown had been replaced by nightclub singer Bobby Starr (born Robert Ferguson). The title cut, a Dreamlovers cover, was a hit on the R&B charts, as was the follow-up, “(Win, Place or Show) She’s a Winner.” Starr’s tenure with the group was short-lived; Brown returned for the 1973 LP Save the Children, which spawned the Intruders‘ last two big hits, “I’ll Always Love My Mama” and “I Wanna Know Your Name.” For the 1974 follow-up, Energy of Love, the Intruders were switched from the Gamble imprint to the Philly International subsidiary TSOP; however, it was less successful than the quartet’s previous releases, and they disbanded in 1975. Eugene Daughtry formed a new lineup in 1984 (without any other original members); his brother Fred Daughtry,, their cousin Lee Williams, and Al Miller, and they recorded an album titled Who Do You Love? for the U.K. imprint Streetwave before disbanding once again. Daughtry passed away in 1994 after a bout with cancer, while Brown unfortunately committed suicide following years of drug and alcohol problems. Bobby Starr, meanwhile, continued to lead another version of the group that features no other original Intruders.
Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group. They are best known for several hit singles during the 1970s including "Car Wash", "I Wanna Get Next to You", "I'm Going Down", "Wishing on a Star", and "Love Don't Live Here Anymore".
The Persuaders
The Persuaders
Formed in 1969 in the Bronx,New York, USA, the Persuaders moved briefly to the top of the Soul Music world in the early 70s and created a handful of gems, some of which have been remade and sampled as hits in multiple genres.
The Persuaders were was formed from the ashes of doo-wop groups The Internationals (8) and The Majestics, and the group's original lineup, led by gritty lead singer Douglas Scott (2) and also including Jimmy Barnes (2), Charles Stodghill and Willie B. Holland, signed with Atco Records in 1971.
The musical force behind the group was pianist/songwriter Richard Poindexter (who had spent much of the late 60s writing for such artists as Linda Jones and The O'Jays). They came out of the box on fire and scored a huge hit that year with the Poindexter-penned "Thin Line Between Love and Hate," a now-classic ballad of warning that described the (literally) painful consequences to a man who took his woman for granted.
While the Persuaders never again had a large crossover hit, they recorded a number of additional Soul charters over the next three years, including the top 10 "Love Gonna Pack Up" and the excellent mid-tempo "Some Guys Have All The Luck" (later recorded by Rod Stewart and Robert Palmer).
Venue Information:
Murmrr Theatre
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
http://www.murmrr.com/