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The Definitive Collection… Plus… (3CD Digipak)

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The Definitive Collection… Plus… (3CD Digipak)

by The Ohio Players

Released: 26th January 2018
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 For the very first time you can now get your hands on a Definitive Collection of the Funksensation that was The Ohio Players.
 Robinsongs are proud to be the first label to combine the Capitol, Westbound, Mercury, Arista& Boardwalk repertoire to make this unique compilation, but we did not stop there, we havealso included material from Band members: Junie Morrison, Sugarfoot & Shadow (Billy Beck,Clarence Willis & Diamond) to give you a total career overview of this exceptional Funk Band.
 This package also includes a 28-page colour booklet, that includes an essay by Christian JohnWikane a New York based music journalist, with contributions by the band’s drummer andarchitect of the Ohio Players beat James “Diamond” Williams.
 Robinsongs have divided the package in three parts “The Early Years”, “The Golden Years” &“The Later & Solo Years”, the early years kicks the package off with two tracks from theCapitol Records album “The Observations In Time” where we can see the direction that theBand is heading, onto Westbound where the Band recorded their breakthrough single ‘FunkyWorm’, a R&B #1 which featured Junie as the voice of Granny, other standout Westboundtracks are ‘Pleasure’, ‘Pain’ & ‘Ecstasy’, DISC ONE finishes with two cuts from their firstMercury album “Skin Tight” including the hit ‘Jive Turkey’.
 DISC TWO kicks off with arguably the band’s biggest hit ‘Fire’ which went to #1 in the R&Bchart and the Album went to #1 in the Billboard album chart, three other #1 singles featureon this disc ‘Sweet Sticky Thing’, ‘Love Rollercoaster’ and ‘Who’d She Coo’ which was alsothe Bands only UK chart single. Other stand out tracks on this disc are ‘I Want To Be Free’,‘O-H-I-O’ and ‘Fopp’.
 The final CD covers the transition to Arista & Boardwalk Records, and features the full-lengthversion of ‘Everybody Up’ plus tracks by Junie - ‘Love Has Taken Me Over’, Shadow - ‘Born ToHustle’ and Sugarfoot’s 1985 cover of ‘Fire’. This truly is a Definitive Collection.

DISC ONE

 

THE EARLY YEARS

1. HERE TODAY AND GONE TOMORROW

2. FIND SOMEONE TO LOVE

3. PLEASURE

4. WALT'S FIRST TRIP

5. VAREE IS LOVE

6. FUNKY WORM

7. PAIN

8. PLAYERS BALLING (PLAYERS DOIN' THEIR OWN THING)

9. ECSTASY

10. FOOD STAMPS Y'ALL

11. SLEEP TALK

12. CLIMAX

13. SKIN TIGHT

14. JIVE TURKEY

 

DISC TWO

THE GOLDEN YEARS

1. FIRE

2. I WANT TO BE FREE (SINGLE VERSION)

3. GRANNY'S FUNKY ROLLS ROYCE - Junie

4. SWEET STICKY THING

5. LOVE ROLLERCOASTER

6. HAPPY HOLIDAYS (PART 1)

7. FOPP (SINGLE VERSION)

8. SUZIE THUNDERTUSSY - Junie

9. WHO’D SHE COO?

10. FAR EAST MISSISSIPPI

11. FEEL THE BEAT (EVERYBODY DISCO)

12. CONTRADICTION

13. MERRY GO ROUND

14. BODY VIBES

15. O-H-I-O

16. GOOD LUCK CHARM

DISC THREE

THE LATER & SOLO YEARS

1. MAGIC TRICK

2. FUNK-O-NOTS

3. TIME SLIPS AWAY

4. EVERYBODY UP

5. DON’T SAY GOODBYE

6. TAKE DA FUNK OFF, FLY

7. LOVE HAS TAKEN ME OVER (BE MY BABY) - Junie

8. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS

9. SKINNY

10. SITTING ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY

11. BORN TO HUSTLE – Shadow

12. JUST ME

13. KISS - Sugarfoot

14. FIRE 85 - Sugarfoot