Listen To Me Girl

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The Delights

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Chester Pennsylvania's own The Delights single ' Listen To Me Girl' was a previously unissued 1968 Philadelphia recording from the stable of veteran record producer Emanuel (Manny) Campbell. The Delights consisted of four male singers. With two of them being Manny Campbell's cousins, brothers Keith Toppie' (the eldest) and Ellis Hill, their cousin Jaime Hill plus a teenage friend of theirs. The lead singer was a girl called Peaches, all aged between 16 and 17 years old and all coming from Chester, PA. They had all previously been employed as individual backing singers on early recording sessions for the like's of the O'Jay's , Delfonic's and Stylistic's. With a family connection to Manny Campbell it was inevitable that they would feature on some of his production sessions, with the Nuron's All Of My Life/I'm A Loser' being one of them. Manny gathered them together to form a vocal group of their own under the group name of 'The Delights'. Under his tutelage they recorded the delightful crossover soul dance track Listen To Me Girl' during the months of July and August of 1968. Sadly their only completed recording being young and somewhat unruly they never completed the project's Manny had in mind for them. Listen To Me Girl' was composed by Manny and Charles J. Bowen a fellow Philadelphian, musician and composer, Charles's writing credits can be found on many of Manny's other productions. During the mid 1970's The Delights did go on to record two excellent 45's for the Phil-L.A Of Soul Label.

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