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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When the Ohio Players recorded their second Westbound album, Pleasure, in 1972, they weren't as big as they would be from 1974-1976. But their popularity was growing -- slowly but surely -- and those who were hip to the band recognized it as one of the most cutting-edge acts in the funk field. A lot of bands were providing funk in 1972, but not many of them used jazz progressions as creatively as the Players used them on "Laid It," "Walked Away from You," and Pleasure's title song. Those tracks are gems, and the Players are equally captivating on the sweet soul ballad "Varee Is Love." But the best known tune on the album is the goofy "Funky Worm," which employed the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When the Ohio Players recorded their second Westbound album, Pleasure, in 1972, they weren't as big as they would be from 1974-1976. But their popularity was growing -- slowly but surely -- and those who were hip to the band recognized it as one of the most cutting-edge acts in the funk field. A lot of bands were providing funk in 1972, but not many of them used jazz progressions as creatively as the Players used them on "Laid It," "Walked Away from You," and Pleasure's title song. Those tracks are gems, and the Players are equally captivating on the sweet soul ballad "Varee Is Love." But the best known tune on the album is the goofy "Funky Worm," which employed the Players' amusing Granny character and was, in 1972, their biggest hit to date. Long after the band's popularity faded, "Funky Worm" would live on in the '80s and '90s thanks to the various hip-hoppers who sampled its irresistible bassline. Like Pain in 1971, Pleasure had a kinky cover that generated some controversy -- the same bald woman who brandished a bullwhip and wore dominatrix attire on the front cover of Pain was chained up on the cover of Pleasure. Some folks found the Players' kinky LP covers intriguing, while others were shocked and offended. And the Players, having struggled in the '60s, were happy to be noticed. But ultimately, it is the quality of the music -- not the bondage-minded cover -- that makes Pleasure a funk classic. [The 2007 reissue includes bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2007
  • Label: Westbound Records Us
  • UPC: 723485720170
  • Catalog Number: 72017
  • Sales rank: 55,165

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pleasure (5:32)
  2. 2 Laid It (3:02)
  3. 3 Pride and Vanity (4:25)
  4. 4 Walt's First Trip (3:10)
  5. 5 Varee Is Love (2:45)
  6. 6 Walked Away from You (2:31)
  7. 7 Paint Me (2:05)
  8. 8 Funky Worm (2:40)
  9. 9 Our Love Has Died (4:55)
  10. 10 Ruffell Foot (4:05)
  11. 11 What It Is (4:45)
  12. 12 Rooster Poot (2:15)
  13. 13 Gone Forever (3:45)
  14. 14 Dimensions in Time (6:46)
  15. 15 Introducing the Players (4:00)
  16. 16 Satan's Boogie (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ohio Players Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Ohio Players Arranger, Composer, Producer
Walter "Junie" Morrison Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones Composer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks Composer
Arlene Smith Engineer
Dean Rudland Liner Notes
Andrew Noland Composer
David Krieger Art Direction
Joel Brodsky Art Direction, Original Photography
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Marvin Pierce Composer
Gregory Webster Composer
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