Fire

Fire

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After greatly increasing their visibility with Skin Tight, the Ohio Players became even more visible with Fire -- an unpredictable masterpiece that boasted such explosive horn-driven funk jewels as "Smoke" and the wildly addictive title song. The Players were always best known for their hard-edged funk, but in fact, there was much more to their legacy.See more details below

Overview

After greatly increasing their visibility with Skin Tight, the Ohio Players became even more visible with Fire -- an unpredictable masterpiece that boasted such explosive horn-driven funk jewels as "Smoke" and the wildly addictive title song. The Players were always best known for their hard-edged funk, but in fact, there was much more to their legacy. "I Want to Be Free," the almost innocent "Together," and the remorseful "It's All Over" demonstrate that their ballads and slower material could be first-rate soul treasures. The influence of gospel imagery and the black church experience had asserted itself on Skin Tight's "Is Anybody Gonna Be Saved," and does so once again on the intense "What the Hell" and the hit "Runnin' From the Devil." Without question, Fire was one of the Ohio Players' greatest triumphs -- both commercially and artistically.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1991
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0042284834629
catalogNumber:
848346
Rank:
19007

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Performance Credits

Ohio Players   Primary Artist
Billy Beck   Percussion,Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,ARP,fender rhodes,keyboard bass,Wurlitzer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Bass
Mervin Pierce   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks   Trumpet
James "Diamond" Williams   Percussion,Drums,Flugelhorn,Gong,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals,Cheng
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Percussion,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ohio Players   Producer
Gilbert Kong   Engineer
Barry Mraz   Engineer
Jim Ladwig   Art Direction

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