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Ohio PlayersAngel ... CD
Mercury, 1977. Used ... $21.99
By this point the Players had moved into a smooth, polished territory that never betrayed their roots in a funkier sound, yet hitting a more gliding groove overall. Includes "Angel", "Merry-Go-Round", "Don't Fight My Love", "Body Vibes" and "O-H-I-O". CD
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Ohio PlayersPleasure (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD
Westbound (UK), 1972. Used ... $9.99
A true pleasure indeed – easily one of the greatest records ever by the Ohio Players, and a perfect summation of all things great in their groove! The album's a landmark effort – even for the heady days of the early 70s – as the Players manage to bring together a fair bit of jazz with their famous guitar-driven funk – all in a blend that's a lot more sophisticated than most other funk combos of the time, from the rhythms at the bottom to the instrumentation on the top! There's a darkness here that's undeniable – but the album's also not just a head trip into the fuzziest reaches of the studio – as the jazzier inflections help illuminate the farthest corners, and really bring the whole album back to focus with a wonderfully redemptive groove! Psychedelic elements are still all over the place, but also used sparingly enough to be most effective – a brilliant balance that few groups of this type were ever able to muster. Titles include the classic "Funky Worm", with the wild moogy bit that's been sampled loads of times over the years by a gazillion hip hoppers – plus loads of other nice ones, like the slow bonking funker "Pride & Vanity", the wild "Walt's First Trip", and the groovy "Laid It" – as well as "Pleasure", "Paint Me", "Our Love Has Died", and "Walked Away From You". CD features amazing sound and a whopping 7 bonus tracks – including "Ruffell Foot", "What It Is", "Rooster Poot", "Gone Forever", "Dimensions In Time", and "Introducing The Players". CD
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Pleasure ... LP 7.99
Pleasure (expanded & remastered) (UK pressing) ... CD 12.99

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Ohio PlayersTrespassin' ... CD
Charly (UK), 1968/1969. Used ... $7.99
The best collection we've ever seen of the Ohio Players' earliest recordings – sides originally done in 1968 and 1969 for Capitol and a few other labels – all with a sound that's quite different than the group's work for Westbound and Mercury! The style here is rougher and rootsier than in later years – lots of southern soul at the bottom, but also kind of a rollicking party feel that puts the group firmly in the showband tradition of other local acts in the south – a very appealing groove that would be upbeat and grooving one minute, then heartfelt and mellow the next. The set's got a total of 22 tracks in all – and does a good job of bringing together material that's been scattered over a variety of cheapo packages from the 70s onward. Titles include "Stop Lying To Yourself", "Summertime", "You Don't Mean It", "Cold Cold World", "Find Someone To Love", "Trespassin", "I've Got To Hold On", "Love Slips Through My Fingers", "A Little Soul Party", and their tripped-out version of "Over The Rainbow" – which was the one supposedly played at Judy Garland's funeral! CD

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✨✧ Ohio PlayersFunk On Fire – The Mercury Anthology ... CD
Mercury, Mid 70s. Used 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A whopping 2CD compilation of some of the best funky moments from the Ohio Players post-Westbound work for Mercury! This is the stuff that brought funk into the top 10 in the US – and the Players manage to mix together a tight well-produced sound with the same raw funk sensibility that got them started way back in the 60s. There's a huge amount of great tracks on here – including "Shady Lady", "Body Vibes", "Good Luck Charm", "Fire", "Jive Turkey", "Heaven Must Be Like This", "Sweet Sticky Thing", "Fopp", "Skin Tight", "Love Rollercoaster", "Who'd She Coo?", "Funk-O-Nots", "Honey", "O-H-I-O" and lots lots more! 28 tracks in all, and digitally remastered for great sound, in fact, the only thing missing here, is a naked bald lady on the cover (oops, guess that's the westbound years). CD
(Slipcase has some wear.)
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✨✧ Faze-ORiding High ... CD
SHE/Atlantic (Japan), 1977. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A spacey soul classic – with a sound that never gets old! Faze-O will be forever remembered for their massive cut "Riding High", the leadoff on this album – a stretched out slow funk jam that has amazing keyboards, floating guitars, and a super-dope groove that's stayed fresh from the moment it was first set to wax back in 1977! This album's the group's first, and best – and it's a really wonderful record that blends together funky fusion and heavy soul – filled with killer cuts arranged by the Ohio Players, and with lots of great keyboards by the group! Includes, of course, the massive cut "Riding High" – plus "Toe Jam" and "Funky Reputation"! CD

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