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Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Ohio's O'Jays are, quite simply, one of the finest r&b vocal groups in the history of the music, and their career now spans seven decades since their high school beginnings in 1958.

Throughout the sixties, the group released a brilliant run of soul records that, in most cases, did not achieve the chart success they so greatly deserved. Allegedly, the group was ready to call it quits until Philadelphia producers Gamble & Huff decided to take them on. This collaboration yielded the massive hit "Back Stabbers" and a successful run of brilliant singles.

This release, their final before release before their signing to Philadelphia International Records and their debut side at that label ("Back Stabbers"), captures a group at the crossroads, and it's an intense and deeply soulful side that oozes desperation and determination. POWERFUL stuff, my friends.

from 1971...


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