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Honey
     

Honey

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by Ohio Players
 

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Honey may have had the most controversial LP cover of 1975. Its erotic cover, which depicted a nude model covered in honey, was protested by feminists when it was alleged that the model had become stuck to the floor during the photo shoot. Some retailers, in fact, refused to carry it. All the controversy certainly didn't hurt the album commercially. In 1975,

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Honey may have had the most controversial LP cover of 1975. Its erotic cover, which depicted a nude model covered in honey, was protested by feminists when it was alleged that the model had become stuck to the floor during the photo shoot. Some retailers, in fact, refused to carry it. All the controversy certainly didn't hurt the album commercially. In 1975, the Ohio Players were one of R&B's most successful acts, and were inescapable for anyone who listened to black radio at the time. The album kept the band's commercial momentum going thanks to such hard-driving funk as "Love Rollercoaster" (a song that was sampled to death by rappers in the 1980s and '90s and covered by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1996), "Fopp," and the playfully jazz-influenced hit "Sweet Sticky Thing." While the Players' outstanding contributions to funk would continue to have an enormous impact long after the band's popularity faded, it's important to stress that only about half of Honey falls into the funk category. In fact, lead singer Sugarfoot's moving performance on the remorseful "Alone" makes one wish that the Players' ballads were discussed more often.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/16/1991
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0042284834728
catalogNumber:
848347
Rank:
32099

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Performance Credits

Ohio Players   Primary Artist
Billy Beck   Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,ARP,fender rhodes
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Electric Bass
Mervin Pierce   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks   Trumpet
James "Diamond" Williams   Percussion,Conga,Drums,Timbales,Vocals,Background Vocals
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Flute,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Ohio Players   Producer
James Williams   Composer
Paul Johnson   Engineer
Rob Kingsland   Engineer
Gilbert Kong   Engineer
Steve Kusciel   Engineer
Barry Mraz   Engineer
Jim Ladwig   Art Direction
Marty Linke   Engineer
Marvin Pierce   Composer
William Beck   Composer
Ralph Middlebrooks   Composer

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