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Album Review

The group was already in massive decline by the time this album was released. They had officially disbanded, and this album was rushed out by Mercury to fill the void. It sounded like a wrap job as well; their vocals were never great, but they were at least exuberant. Now, they were lifeless, as were the arrangements, horn charts, musical backing, and compositions. Only Ohio Players completists ever purchased it, and they're the only ones who would ever own it.

Customer Reviews

I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY SAYS...

This LP Is HOT! I owned it on vinyl when it was released. I know it was a compilation put together from unreleased material when OP left the label for ARISTA and I guess it takes a real funk fan to like it this much but if you try to buy the lp you wont find it. The CASSETTE on Amazon was $20!! If you try to get the cd, you'll pay upwards of $ 90.00 for it. They were once getting over $150 on EBAY. Here it is on ITUNES for about the same I paid for the vinyl in 1979!!!!! Get it now y'all before the secret's is out!!!!

I Disagree With the iTunes Rating

Although I don't remember this album (I was only 7 in 1978), I've listened to all the song samples here on iTunes, and I like them all. They are obviously not as memorable as OP's mid-70s stuff, but they seem to be good songs. I will probably purchase some (or all) of them. OP is one the greatest soul/r&b bands ever.

The Ohio Players is and was the Greatest Funk Band Ever !!

I purchased this album when it was released Great Tracks very well put toghther. I still have the album.....and it's timeless. I do believe that the Ohio Players did alot of recording at the Paragon Studios in Chicago. Jass-ay-lay-dee was recorded there too. Now we have to find Mr. Mean on itunes.

Biography

Formed: 1959 in Dayton, OH

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

With their slinky, horn-powered grooves, impeccable musicianship, and eye-popping album covers, the Ohio Players were among the top funk bands of the mid-'70s. Emerging from the musical hotbed of Dayton in 1959, the group was originally dubbed the Ohio Untouchables, and initially comprised singer/guitarist Robert Ward, bassist Marshall "Rock" Jones, saxophonist/guitarist Clarence "Satch" Satchell, drummer Cornelius Johnson, and trumpeter/trombonist Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks. In late 1961, a relative...
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