Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
Major Harris died this weekend, aged 65.
He belonged to the Delfonics and to a time when rhythms and blues was backed by a symphony orchestra. Sic transit harmonia mundi…
Their La La La Means I Love You and Didn’t I Blow Your Mind were, well, mind-blowing. As from the ‘white’ music side Todd Rundgren understood that early by covering La La La, and later Quentin Tarantino gave sign that he grasped the brilliance of Didn’t I Blow but including it in the soundtrack of Jackie Brown.
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