Gold [2008]

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With a bottom-heavy funk sound driven by bright and brilliantly arranged killer horn riffs, the Ohio Players were one of the best and most consistent of the 1970s funk bands, and their approach and lyric sensibility in many ways prefigured the hip-hop explosion that hit some 30 years later. This two-disc, 24-track survey of their key Mercury Records tracks explodes like a party-in-a-box straight out of the gate, and includes the irresistible hits "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster," as well as lesser known but no less impressive sides like "Far East Mississippi" and the gorgeous "Time Slips Away." This band still sounds great and that they also sound surprisingly contemporary...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
With a bottom-heavy funk sound driven by bright and brilliantly arranged killer horn riffs, the Ohio Players were one of the best and most consistent of the 1970s funk bands, and their approach and lyric sensibility in many ways prefigured the hip-hop explosion that hit some 30 years later. This two-disc, 24-track survey of their key Mercury Records tracks explodes like a party-in-a-box straight out of the gate, and includes the irresistible hits "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster," as well as lesser known but no less impressive sides like "Far East Mississippi" and the gorgeous "Time Slips Away." This band still sounds great and that they also sound surprisingly contemporary in both tone and theme is revelatory. Everything essential is here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2008
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602517626317
  • Catalog Number: 001082102
  • Sales rank: 19,082

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Skin Tight (7:53)
  2. 2 Jive Turkey (7:09)
  3. 3 Heaven Must Be Like This (7:18)
  4. 4 Fire (4:34)
  5. 5 I Want to Be Free (6:51)
  6. 6 It's All Over (4:15)
  7. 7 Fopp (3:53)
  8. 8 Sweet Sticky Thing (6:16)
  9. 9 Love Rollercoaster (4:50)
  10. 10 Let's Love (Interpolated with "Let's Do It") (5:13)
  11. 11 Alone (7:20)
  12. 12 Happy Holidays, Pt. 1 (3:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Who'd She Coo? (4:32)
  2. 2 Bi-Centennial (3:47)
  3. 3 Far East Mississippi (4:55)
  4. 4 Only a Child Can Love (4:13)
  5. 5 Feel the Beat (Everybody Disco) (3:14)
  6. 6 O-H-I-O (3:10)
  7. 7 Body Vibes (7:14)
  8. 8 Merry-Go-Round (4:15)
  9. 9 Good Luck Charm (9:36)
  10. 10 Funk-O-Nots (4:54)
  11. 11 Time Slips Away (4:46)
  12. 12 Everybody Up (9:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ohio Players Primary Artist
Paul Serrano Horn
William "Billy" Beck Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Marshall "Rock" Jones Bass Guitar
Clarence Willis Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jack Kramer Horn
Technical Credits
William "Billy" Beck Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
Alan Licht Liner Notes
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell Composer
Seth Foster Mastering
Marvin Pierce Composer
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