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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
THE O'JAYS - MIRACLES
While they eventually became synonymous with the Philly soul sound in the '70's, The O'Jays began their career in 1960 in Canton, OH (a small town near Akron) and this is their glorious debut as the O'Jays (they had two prios releases as the Mascots).
While this song shows a strong Drifters/ Ben E King influence (that "Stand By Me"/ popcorn kinda groove) to my ears it also sound s a few years ahead of its time with its gritty textures and incredible vocals. A very impressive debut for a staggering career that continues to this day; all hail the O'Jays!!!!!