William Hart & The Delfonics Featured in New Netflix Web TV Series Luke Cage

William Hart & The Delfonics Featured in New Netflix Web TV Series Luke Cage

(Above photo courtesy of AdrianYoungeVEVO and YouTube)

William ‘Poogie’ Hart’s La La Records, LLC is happy to announce that William Hart & The Delfonics are featured singers and actors in the 9th episode (entitled “DWYCK”) of the popular new web television series Luke Cage, which premiered on Netflix on 9/30/2016.

The thrilling action/adventure TV Series, based on the popular, fictional Marvel Comics‘ superhero character of the same name, stars Mike Colter along with Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Simone Missick, Theo Rossi, Frank Whaley, and Sônia Braga.  Filmed in New York City and largely taking place in Harlem, NY, the series was developed by executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker and produced by Marvel Television in conjunction with ABC Studios.  Jeph Loeb and Coker were the co-executive producers, and the music score was composed by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.  Younge previously worked with William Hart on the popular classic Philly Soul/Hip-Hop-infused 2013 album on Wax Poetics Records entitled  “Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics.”  (Read more about the 90’s New York Hip-Hop and Classic Soul-inspired music score, also featuring a full 30 piece orchestra, for the Luke Cage TV series here.)

  • View a YouTube video clip, posted by the Los Angeles Times, featuring an extensive interview with executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker and actor Mike Colter in which they discuss the themes, setting, and music of the TV series here.  (At 3:50, there is a discussion of the music presented throughout the series, including mentioning The Delfonics at 5:00.)
  • View Adrian Younge’s popular, official YouTube video for the song “Stop and Look (And You Have Found Love),” starring William Hart and Saudia Mills, from the album “Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics” here and listen to the song as part of the soundtrack for Marvel’s Luke Cage here.
  • View a history of The Delfonics as presented on the website of Stax Records here.

William Hart Composition Featured in New Movie about Barack and Michelle Obama

William Hart Composition Featured in New Movie about Barack and Michelle Obama

William Hart’s La La Records, LLC is happy to announce that the William ‘Poogie’ Hart composition “For The Love I Gave To You” (aka “I Gave To You”), recorded by The Delfonics, is featured in the new motion picture (and accompanying soundtrack for) Southside with You, which chronicles the early years in the relationship of U.S. President Barack H. Obama (44th President of the United States) and First Lady Michelle Obama.  The movie, released on 08/26/2016 in the United States, stars Parker Sawyers and Tika Sumpter and was written & directed by Richard Tanne.  Singer/songwriter/musician John Legend, who William Hart is currently writing songs he believes Mr. Legend would love and is looking forward to collaborating with, is one of the movie’s executive producers. 

Also of note is that Pres. Obama has cited “Ready or Not” by The Fugees (with its chorus containing William Hart’s composition of “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)” as recorded by The Delfonics) as his favorite song on his top ten list as noted here and here.

Rolling Stone’s review of the movie (written by Peter Travers) along with an official trailer can be viewed here

Click here to view a YouTube clip of an official trailer followed by a clip from the movie featuring “For The Love I Gave To You” playing in the background.

Click here to view a listing of the songs and music featured in the movie (along with music store links) on TuneFind.

Click here to purchase the movie’s soundtrack on iTunes.

Click here to stream the movie’s soundtrack on Apple Music.

Click here to purchase the movie’s soundtrack on Amazon.

Click here to purchase the song (from a variety of albums) on Amazon.

Click here to view the single by the Delfonics on Discogs.

View the movie’s listing on IMDb here.

William Hart on “The Duke’s Classic Soul and R&B Revue” – 2/21/2017

On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, DJ “The Duke” will chat live on the radio with music legend William ‘Poogie’ Hart from The Delfonics on “The Duke’s Classic Soul and R&B Revue” on WIIT, 88.9 FM Chicago.  

The show begins at 3 PM EST (2 PM CST) and the interview will begin at around 4 PM EST (3 PM CST).

Complete details available here: http://www.elcaobointernacional.com/william-hart—la-la-means-i-love-you.html

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