I’m returning to the Motherland this post. Way back to the state of Ohio.There are a lot of groups and singers to come out of the Buckeye State, and I’m going to feature a few of them. At least ones that I have records of, so it’s a little limited.The first group I do have plenty of albums to choose from.
The Ohio Players have been around for a long time. They started up out of Dayton as the Ohio Untouchables in 1969. They didn’t have much luck and with the loss and additions of some musicians, they popped back up as the Ohio Players in 1967. They still had only had a few mild hits until Pain was released in 1971. They then went on to burn up the charts in the 70s, putting out at least 6 classic funk albums.
I’m guessing most of the young folk don’t even remember them directly, only from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers remake of Love Rollercoaster. Shit, the kids might even be too young to remember that. Anyway, I’m posting a few of my favorite songs from them, except Love Rollercoaster and Fire, just because just about everyone knows of them. I suggest you go check out their album Gold, which is a greatest hits album, then get the rest of their stuff. You shouldn’t be disappointed. If anything, get them for their album covers, which they were almost more famous for than their songs.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Ecstasy- Ohio Player
Funky Worm- Ohio Players
I Want to Be Free- Ohio Players
Sweet Sticky Thing- Ohio Players
Skin Tight- Ohio Players
O-H-I-O- Ohio Players