William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”

William Hart of Delfonics on "Revenge of the 80's Radio"

William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”

The Delfonics spanned several decades, including the 1980’s, and our guest this week is the co-founder, songwriter, leader and singer of the band, William Hart. Their classic soul/R & B sound inspired many of the greats for the last decade including Prince, of whom Hart reminisces fondly in this interview (you will also find out how much the Delfonics’ “La La Means I Love You” meant to the late superstar).

Not only does William have an archive of new music out, he has a mission: with his record company, La La Records, Hart is seeking out great talent while teaching them the business side as well. Hart will discuss how important it is for artists to know they can make money that is rightfully theirs through their artistry and hard work and not get ripped off by record company executives like he, his band mates and several other artists did in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

Our conversation takes place during hour 2 of our program (10 PM-12 Midnight Eastern US time) at 11 PM Eastern US time – LIVE Q93.5FM, HV, NY and at “Revenge of the 80’s Radio Online.”  Check other affiliates for their times and a podcast of this episode will be available this weekend here.  Also, the podcast can count as “attending.” :).

(Major thanks to Chris Cordani for this news item)


Revenge of the 80’s Radio also broadcasts each week on these affiliate radio stations:
•Q93.5FM – WTBQ FM, Warwick, NY, US
•Rock 103 FM, Central Illinois
•Q107 FM, Peoria, Illinois
•Flashback Radio, Honolulu, Hawaii
•Central FM – 98.6 FM Gibraltar, Spain & 103.8 FM Calahonda, Spain
•Totally 80s – 88.4 FM, Beindorm, Spain
•Surf FM – 87.6 FM, Melbourne, AUS
•Radio 80s – 87.6 FM, Korumburra, AUS
•Seymour FM – 103.9 FM, Seymour, AUS
•Greater Home Radio – 96.7FM, Holbrook, New South Wales, AUS
•Indigo FM Radio Network – 88.0 FM Beechworth, AUS; 88.0 FM Yackandandah, AUS; 87.6 FM, Corowa, AUS; 87.6 FM Rutherglen, AUS
•Elwood FM – 89.1 FM, Melbourne, AUS
Radio One Hobart – Internet, Hobart, Tasmania, AUS
•Whaley Radio – 107.4FM, High Points, UK
•WMAC Radio – 107.3FM, Manchester, UK
•80s & More – Internet Radio, U.K.
•Radio Vera – Limerick, Radio-vera Ireland
Radio Vienna International – Vienna, Austria
•TKO Replay – Internet Radio, U.K./Spa

 

William Hart of Delfonics on "Revenge of the 80's Radio"
William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”
William Hart of Delfonics on "Revenge of the 80's Radio"
William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”
William Hart of Delfonics on "Revenge of the 80's Radio"
William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”
William Hart of Delfonics on "Revenge of the 80's Radio"
William Hart of Delfonics on “Revenge of the 80’s Radio”

William Hart of Delfonics on 104.3 FM WAYO

William Hart on 104.3 FM

William Hart on 104.3 FM

Please be sure to tune in to hear the legendary William Hart, founding singer/songwriter of the beloved Delfonics and owner of La La Records, on the radio live on Thursday morning 4/28/16 from 8:15AM-9:15AM EST on the “Jo Khool Smooth Jazz & Soul Radio Show” on WAYO 104.3 FM (Rochester, NY) and streaming live at http://wayofm.org/ and http://tunein.com/radio/WAYO-1043-s258102/

Mr. Hart will discuss his ultra hot Philadelphia-based record company La La Records; proudly bringing back the classic sound you know and love with The New Sound of Philadelphia.”

You will hear about his incredible new artists Mikee White and Sean Ballad who have been making huge waves of late in the Philadelphia-based R&B/Pop market with their soulful, powerful, and dynamic sound.

You’ll also learn about the recent online release of the entire new Delfonics catalog (along with classic hits of the past) at the official website for William Hart’s Delfonics and La La Records at: lalameansiloveyou.com. There you’ll find hot new music from The Delfonics and other La La Records Recordings artists, news from the music world, and so much more! Be sure to visit us online today!!!

William Hart’s La La Records – offering you a whole new reason to fall in love once again!!!

(The “Jo Khool Smooth Jazz & Soul Radio Show” brings you “the ultimate blend of smooth jazz and soul” live every Thursday morning from 8:00AM-10:00AM EST on 104.3 FM WAYO in Rochester NY and streaming live on the Internet at wayofm.org)

 

William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM
William Hart on 104.3 FM

Billy Paul Passes Away

Billy Paul Passes Away

It is with extreme sadness that William Hart of the Delfonics and La La Records, LLC announce the passing today, Sunday 4/24/2016 of R&B legend Mr. Billy Paul; most famous for the classic 1972 hit song “Me and Mrs. Jones.” 

This beautiful photo of William Hart & Billy Paul was taken a few years ago in Toronto, Canada: 

Billy Paul Passes Away
Billy Paul Passes Away

May Billy Paul’s memory be for a blessing.  In tribute to Billy Paul, we offer to you a beautiful William Hart composition entitled “I’ll Miss You” off the double CD “The Heart of the Delfonics”:

 

Delfonics Tribute to Prince

Delfonics Tribute to Prince

Like everyone else, William Hart, The Delfonics family, and La La Records are shocked and extremely saddened over the recent loss of the amazingly talented and one-of-a-kind music artist, the legendary Prince.

Mr. Hart has extremely fond memories of the wonderful times he shared with Prince in Philadelphia and was so proud and happy when Prince had told him that of all the songs in the world, La-La (Means I Love You) was the one he felt he most wanted to record – and he in fact DID record it on his 1996 “Emancipation” album!

In loving tribute to Prince, we dedicate the song “I’ll Miss You” from Mr. Hart’s double album “The Heart of the Delfonics”:

 

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Delfonics Tribute to Prince
Delfonics Tribute to Prince