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Ohio Players

So, several people have emailed me asking if I’m okay. Yes, I’m fine. I have decided to stay out of this election. Basically, everyone has decided who they are going to vote for already. Nothing that I can say,or type, will change anyone’s mind. CNN just interviewed several female Trump supporters. One of them said that he is a good man. Another said that she will still vote for Trump, despite the recently released information regarding Trump’s treatment of women. Yet another one of these female supporters said that she didn’t understand why the media wasn’t talking about Hillary and Benghazi. (Benghazi? Really??? Hasn’t that subject been investigated to death? What more can be said? Maybe she wants the media to simply replay old clips, a rendition of their greatest hits.)

So for me, I’m going back in the old stacks and pulling out –

Artist: Ohio Players
Tune: Skin Tight

This is the tune that really broke it open for the Ohio Players. This tune got a lot of play on the RnB stations. Their next album featured their signature hit – “Fire.” (Don’t tell anybody, but I’m old enough to have bought that album!!)

Ohio Players – Skin Tight

I posted this about two years ago. Leroy ‘Sugarfoot’ Bonner died over the weekend. Let me just say that I loved the Ohio Players in the mid-1970s.

Artist: Ohio Players
Tune: Skin Tight

There were a couple of funk groups in the late ’70s that were infectious. Everyone was able to shake their booties to these groups. One of these groups was the Ohio Players. The Ohio Players had a bass groove that was almostĀ unparalleled. They had a tight horn section that had a slight echo of the Memphis sound. Finally, they had Sugar on the voices. His voice was just unique. His ad libs couldn’t be found anywhere else. BTW, over the last two years, You Tube has really filled out its R&B from the late ’70s. This was a great time for music. Enjoy!!!