The Ultimate O'Jays

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With few viable alternatives, this can be considered the ultimate O'Jays collection only by default, as it focuses exclusively on recordings from the years 1972-1975, cutting off some reasonable and sometimes very well-known singles from before and after that time frame. Still, this was the period that saw the O'Jays at their commercial and artistic zenith, and these are the songs that most of the public thinks of when the O'Jays' name is mentioned. "Back Stabbers," "Love Train," "I Love Music," "Put Your Hands Together," "For the Love of Money," "Give the People What They Want," and "Livin' for the Weekend" are all on this 16-track compilation, as well as a number ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
With few viable alternatives, this can be considered the ultimate O'Jays collection only by default, as it focuses exclusively on recordings from the years 1972-1975, cutting off some reasonable and sometimes very well-known singles from before and after that time frame. Still, this was the period that saw the O'Jays at their commercial and artistic zenith, and these are the songs that most of the public thinks of when the O'Jays' name is mentioned. "Back Stabbers," "Love Train," "I Love Music," "Put Your Hands Together," "For the Love of Money," "Give the People What They Want," and "Livin' for the Weekend" are all on this 16-track compilation, as well as a number of smaller hits and LP-only cuts. It's a solid and, with 75 minutes of music, good-value collection documenting both the peak of the O'Jays and the peak of the Philly soul sound in general.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2001
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 696998510029
  • Catalog Number: 85100
  • Sales rank: 1,134

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The O'Jays Primary Artist
Reggie Lucas Guitar
Karl Chambers Drums
Roland Chambers Guitar
Don Renaldo Strings, Horn Section
Bobby Eli Guitar
Norman Farrington Drums
Eddie Green Piano
Norman Harris Guitar
Leon Huff Electric Piano
Anthony Jackson Bass
Vince Montana Vibes
Lenny Pakula Organ
T.J. Tindall Guitar
Larry Washington Percussion, Bongos
Earl Young Drums
Harold Williams Piano
Ronnie Baker Bass
Technical Credits
John Lee Hooker Composer
Mickey Newbury Composer
Russ Freeman Composer
Phil Hurtt Composer
Bunny Sigler Composer, Producer
Al Smith Composer
Thom Bell Arranger
Larry Dunn Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Norman Harris Producer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Gene McFadden Composer
Lenny Pakula Producer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
William Powell Contributor
Joe Tarsia Engineer
John Whitehead Composer
Walter Williams Contributor
Walter Williams Contributor
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
M. Christian Composer
Bobby Martin Arranger, Producer
Alfred Felder Composer
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