Message in the Music

Message in the Music

by The O'Jays
     
 

The O'Jays' vocals are stellar throughout this lively eight-song collection. Political and social lyrics weigh heavy but don't overburden this set. "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" is a killer midtempo love romp with equally effective leads by Eddie Levert and Walter Williams. "Paradise" was overlooked, with WalterSee more details below

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The O'Jays' vocals are stellar throughout this lively eight-song collection. Political and social lyrics weigh heavy but don't overburden this set. "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" is a killer midtempo love romp with equally effective leads by Eddie Levert and Walter Williams. "Paradise" was overlooked, with Walter Williams doing his falsetto "doo dah"s on the breaks and the trio spitting out Gamble & Huff's lyrics at breakneck speed. "Make a Joyful Noise" finds Levert wailing like a Baptist preacher on a song that's more gospel than R&B; the title track is a typical message song made extraordinary by a great production and sensational vocals. The harmonies on "I Swear I Love No One But You" will blow you away. Another good slice of soul from the Canton, OH, natives.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1998
Label:
The Right Stuff
UPC:
0077776670621
catalogNumber:
66706

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

O'Jays   Primary Artist
Eddie Levert   Vocals
William Powell   Vocals
Walter Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

O'Jays   Contributor
Bunny Sigler   Composer,Producer
Victor Carstarphen   Composer,Producer
Jack Faith   Arranger
Kenny Gamble   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Leon Huff   Composer
Ron Kersey   Arranger
Gene McFadden   Composer,Producer
Bud O'Shea   Reissue Producer
Eli Okun   Reissue Producer
William Powell   Contributor
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Joe Tarsia   Engineer
John Whitehead   Composer,Producer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Sam Strain   Contributor
Bobby Martin   Arranger

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