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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/16/1991
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 042284834728
  • Catalog Number: 848347
  • Sales rank: 25,179

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Honey (5:17)
  2. 2 Fopp (3:52)
  3. 3 Let's Do It (5:12)
  4. 4 Ain't Givin' up No Ground (1:42)
  5. 5 Sweet Sticky Thing (6:12)
  6. 6 Love Rollercoaster (4:48)
  7. 7 Alone (4:38)
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Album Credits

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
Paul Johnson Engineer
Rob Kingsland Engineer
Gilbert Kong Engineer
Steve Kusciel Engineer
Barry Mraz Engineer
Jim Ladwig Art Direction
Marty Linke Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Funk rulez since '75

    It will be a new one in my funk-collection which I'm going to appreciate a thousand times. Some real good funk, ya!

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