Tag: 80s

Ohio Players

There were only a few groups in the mid-’70s that had crossover appeal like the Ohio Players. They helped open the door for an explosion of soul and R&B on the Top 40 charts that we saw in the ’80s. The Ohio Players were one of those groups. The combination of a funky groove plus a tight horn section was infectious. Oh, sexy album covers didn’t hurt either. Artist: Ohio Players Tune: Fire

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LTD: "Back in Love Again"

Love Togetherness and Devotion, or just LTD, was a group led by Jeffrey Osborne in the late 70s and early 80s. They had the successful formula of a great lead singer, outstanding bass man and a hot horn section. This formula was used by groups like the Ohio Players and Earth Wind and Fire. Jeffrey Osborne went out on his own and LTD dissolved. Osborne had several successful albums. Unfortunately, his best album, Stay With Me Tonight, came out the same year that Lionel Richie put out the album Can’t Slow Down which had four or five top 20 hits including

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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