The mighty mighty DELLS enjoyed an amazing run of hits, starting in 1956
with "Oh What A Night” and continuing from 1966 to 1974 with Cadet Records (the
Chess subsidiary). In 1975, the soulful
quintet signed with Mercury Records for a four-album association.
Released in 1977 as the follow up to "THEY SAID IT COULDN’T BE DONE, BUT
WE DID IT!”(reissued in 2012 on SoulMusic Records, SMCR 5046), LOVE CONNECTION
- making its worldwide CD debut with this reissue - saw The Dells returning to
Philadelphia to work with the top-notch "Harris Machine” production team (which
included Norman Harris, Earl Young and Ron Baker of The Trammps).
The Dells teamed with arrangers Ron Kersey, T.G. Conway and Allan
Felder, songwriters such as (future Temptation) Ron Tyson and top Philly
session musicians for the album, much in-demand by their many fans worldwide
who consider LOVE CONNECTION as one of their best group’s best recordings of
LOVE CONNECTION reached the Top 50 on the US R&B charts and included
the R&B chart hit, ‘Private Property.’ This expanded edition includes a
single edit of the track.
2012 marks the group’s 60th anniversary and to commemorate
it, SoulMusic Records is reissuing this great album. Includes notes by Rico
Washington with quotes from Chuck of The Dells among others.