Alternative History


Alternative History is a podcast hosted by Brian and Rodrigo. They take one topic per episode and decide if it merits a different result or perception, an Alternative History.

Episode 22: Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) by The Delfonics

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) is not only what this podcast does to you with every episode, but is also the name of one of the best songs every recorded by The Delfonics. But, did you know that it didn’t win the 1971 Grammy for best record? No, you didn’t, because unless you are music nerd like Rodrigo, you don’t care who wins the Grammy for best record, but we are here to tell you why you should care. America in 1970 was coming off two very tumultuous years filled with war, protests, a presidential election, bombings, and some very, very good music. The music of 1970 in some ways reflected the zeitgeist of the time, in particular Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel, and Let it Be by The Beatles. Bridge Over Troubled Water ultimately won the best record Grammy, but is Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time) the better song and a better fit for the tumult of the times? Listen and decide!