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The O'Jays

The O'Jays
Formed: 1958 in Canton, OH
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: Bill Isles, Eddie Levert, Bobby Massey, William Powell, Walter Williams, Sam Strain, Eric Grant, Nathaniel Best, Sammy Strain
Biography: The O'Jays were one of Philadelphia soul's most popular and long-lived outfits, rivaled only by the Spinners as soul's greatest vocal group of the '70s. In their prime, the O'Jays' recordings epitomized the Philly soul sound: smooth, rich harmonies backed by elaborate arrangements, lush strings, and ...Read full biography
Back Stabbers
Released: 1972
Label: LEGACY/EPIC ASSOCIATED
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A major turning point for the O'Jays, Back Stabbers took the group to the top of the charts and made them household names in the R&B world. The O'Jays had been paying serious dues since the late '50s, ...Read full review
Ship Ahoy [Bonus Track]
Released: 1973
Label: EPIC/LEGACY
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The "other" O'Jays album masterpiece, Ship Ahoy combined shattering message tracks and stunning love songs in a fashion matched only by Curtis Mayfield's finest material. From the album cover showing a ...Read full review