Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988

Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988

by Ohio Players
     
 

The Ohio Players were one of the tightest and most ferocious funk outfits of the '70s, scoring a stack of hit R&B singles (and even a few that topped the pop charts) and earning a reputation as one of the mightiest live acts of the day. But Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988 is not a typical set of career highlights. This set kicks off with newly…  See more details below

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The Ohio Players were one of the tightest and most ferocious funk outfits of the '70s, scoring a stack of hit R&B singles (and even a few that topped the pop charts) and earning a reputation as one of the mightiest live acts of the day. But Love Rollercoaster: Anthology 1967-1988 is not a typical set of career highlights. This set kicks off with newly re-recorded versions of "Love Rollercoaster" and "Fire," the group's two biggest hits. The set also tosses in live recordings of three of their more popular '70s tracks, "Skin Tight," "Who'd She Coo?," and "Sweet Sticky Thing," and these live cuts find the Players in blazing form. Love Rollercoaster also includes seven songs from the Players' rare debut album, 1968's Observations in Time, which found the group in a more jazzy, blues-influenced groove than the work that would make them stars a few years down the line. Two tunes come from a 1988 reunion album called Back, and the remainder of the album has been drawn from obscure small-label singles from the late '60s and early '70s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2014
Label:
Cleopatra
UPC:
0741157174427
catalogNumber:
1744
Rank:
66782

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ohio Players   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Billy Beck   Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Composer
Dutch Robinson   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
James "Diamond" Williams   Composer
Clarence Willis   Composer
Greg Webster   Composer
Athan Maroulis   Liner Notes
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Marvin Pierce   Composer
Ralph Middlebrooks   Composer

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