Ohio Players Gold

Ohio Players Gold

by Ohio Players


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Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042282446121
catalogNumber: 824461

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ohio Players   Primary Artist
James "Diamond" Williams   Drums,Percussion,Vocals,Conga,cowbell,Steel Drums,Temple Blocks,Timbales
Billy Beck   Percussion,Vocals,Clavinet,Electric Piano,fender rhodes,Keyboards,Synthesizer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Percussion,Vocals,Guitar,Harmonica
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Percussion,Bass,Electric Bass
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Percussion,Vocals,Alto Saxophone,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Mervin Pierce   Horn
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Jim Ladwig   Art Direction
Barry Mraz   Engineer,Remixing
Hank Neuberger   Engineer,Remixing
Ohio Players   Producer

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Ohio Players Gold 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The veteran R&B group Ohio Players dressed sometimes forgettable music in unforgettable packaging. Beautiful, near-naked women posed on albums filled with fat-bottom grooves and jazzy horns, with titles like 'Sweet Sticky Thing.' Critic Robert Christigau called their music 'shoogity-boogity'; it had the musical, but not lyrical, muscle of the 70s R&B masters. 'Gold' captures the Players' strengths and weaknesses. 'Fire' and 'Love Rollercoaster' remain crackling good singles winding Sly Stone, the Isley Brothers and even a touch of electric Miles Davis around funky intros. 'Skin Tight,' edited here, features nimble percussion and keyboards. But the rest of the set consists of well-played, groovy/goofy tunes like 'Jive Turkey' (sample lyric: 'I put my trust in you/'cause you could do the do' repeated five times), the noisy 'Fopp' and the weak 'Feel The Beat,' which alone explains why the Ohio Players' sun set as disco's rose. The 2CD 'Funk On Fire' anthology has full-length versions of the Players' best and some of their early Westbound Records material; buy that or your favorites on other funk collections before this 'Gold' piece.