Ohio Players

Ohio Players - Skin Tight [1974 Reissue] (2016)  Music

Posted by funkerman at Sept. 22, 2016
Ohio Players - Skin Tight [1974 Reissue] (2016)

Ohio Players - Skin Tight (1974) [Reissue 2016]
Funk, Soul, Funk-Jazz | MP3 320 kbps | 49:46 | ~114 Mb
Label: Elemental Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

This quintessential Elemental Music reissue presents one of the most acclaimed albums by the funkiest band in the world: Skin Tight by the Ohio Players. It has been remastered and packaged in this special collector s edition, which also includes a bonus track that was only issued as a single in 1975. The fifth studio album by the Dayton band (and the first for the Mercury label), Skin Tight was released in April 1974, and is considered one of the best albums of that year. This masterpiece signified a turning point in the group s career towards a more jazz and disco orientation. This was the smoothest and funkiest album that the Players ever put out.

Ohio Players ‎- Contradiction (1976) [2014 Japan]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 28, 2016
Ohio Players ‎- Contradiction (1976) [2014 Japan]

Ohio Players ‎- Contradiction (1976) [2014 Japan]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 351 MB | Covers Included
Soul | Label: Universal [japan] | Catalog Number: UICY-76613

Upon the release of this album, the Ohio Players were at the pinnacle of their long music careers, which date back to the late '50s. This album produced the number one Billboard R&B single "Who'd She Coo." The rhythm arrangement and jazzy horn arrangement are complemented by a titillating guitar, colorful vocals, and a suggestive lyric.

Ohio Players - Ouch! (1981) [2000, Reissue]  

Posted by BlondStyle at Oct. 7, 2015
Ohio Players - Ouch! (1981) [2000, Reissue]

Ohio Players - Ouch! (1981) [2000, Reissue]
R&B, Soul/Funk | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE + LOG + Full Artwork-600dpi (JPEG) | 39:07 Min | 270,87 Mb
Label: Reach Entertainment, Inc. / Boardwalk Music (USA) | Released: 2000, August, 22

In the early 1980s, hardcore fans of would have loved to see the funksters come out with a truly great album and return to the top of the charts. But that didn't happen - there wouldn't be another , and it was obvious that the band was past their prime. The second of two little-known albums that recorded for in 1981, was a slight improvement over its forgettable predecessor , but it's disappointing nonetheless. Thist LP was produced by , a talented vocalist/songwriter/producer, to be sure, but is hardly his finest hour and isn't among ' more memorable releases.

Ohio Players - Pleasure (1972) {Westbound}  

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 16, 2015
Ohio Players - Pleasure (1972) {Westbound}

Ohio Players - Pleasure (1972) {Westbound}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 405MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

When the Ohio Players recorded their second Westbound album, Pleasure, in 1972, they weren't as big as they would be from 1974-1976. But their popularity was growing – slowly but surely – and those who were hip to the band recognized it as one of the most cutting-edge acts in the funk field. A lot of bands were providing funk in 1972, but not many of them used jazz progressions as creatively as the Players used them on "Laid It," "Walked Away from You," and Pleasure's title song. Those tracks are gems, and the Players are equally captivating on the sweet soul ballad "Varee Is Love."

Ohio Players - Observations In Time (1969)  

Posted by TestTickles at Jan. 9, 2015
Ohio Players - Observations In Time (1969)

Ohio Players - Observations In Time (1969)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 87mb
Genre: soul, R&B

The debut album from Ohio Players, before they got into pleasure, pain, fires, honey, and gold. This was originally released on the Capitol label in 1969, this CD was released in 1996 on Edsel Records with a completely different cover but is the same music.

Ohio Players ‎- Everybody Up (1979) [2013 FTG]  

Posted by JET 1 at Nov. 16, 2014
Ohio Players ‎- Everybody Up (1979) [2013 FTG]

Ohio Players ‎- Everybody Up (1979) [2013 FTG]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 467 MB | Covers Included
Funk | Label: Funkytowngrooves | Catalog Number: FTG-360

First Time on CD for The Ohio Players 1979 album "Everybody Up"

Ohio Players - Pain (1972) {Westbound}  

Posted by tiburon at Nov. 4, 2014
Ohio Players - Pain (1972) {Westbound}

Ohio Players - Pain (1972) {Westbound}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 400dpi | 295MB + 5% Recovery
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps | 152MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Creatively, commercially, and conceptually, Pain was a major step forward for the Ohio Players. This 1971 album was quite a departure from their previous work – in the late-'60s, the Midwesterners' forte had been raw, hard-edged Southern-style soul along the lines of Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, and Wilson Pickett. But with Pain, they became a lot more experimental and unveiled an interesting, distinctive brand of funk that incorporated elements of jazz and blues as well as rock. The jazz influence is especially strong on "Never Had a Dream," "Singing in the Morning," and the hit title song, while "The Reds" is a progressive blues number that draws on jazz as well as psychedelic rock.

Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)  

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2014
Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)

Ohio Players - Greatest Hits (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 496 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco | Label: Spectrum Music | # 554 322-2 | Time: 01:14:20

The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their #1 hit songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster".

Ohio Players - Honey (1975)  

Posted by tiburon at Dec. 2, 2013
Ohio Players - Honey (1975)

Ohio Players - Honey (1975)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 205MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Honey may have had the most controversial LP cover of 1975. Its erotic cover, which depicted a nude model covered in honey, was protested by feminists when it was alleged that the model had become stuck to the floor during the photo shoot. Some retailers, in fact, refused to carry it. All the controversy certainly didn't hurt the album commercially. In 1975, the Ohio Players were one of R&B's most successful acts, and were inescapable for anyone who listened to black radio at the time.

Ohio Players - Back (1988)  

Posted by tiburon at April 21, 2013
Ohio Players - Back (1988)

Ohio Players - Back (1988)
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U+MD5 | Full Scans 300dpi | 335MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

In 1988, the Ohio Players attempted a comeback with Back, their first album in seven years. Though the influential band hadn't had a major hit in over a decade, their classic funk and soul recordings of the 1970s were continuing to have an impact on black music – anyone who was into hip-hop in 1988 couldn't help being bombarded with samples of "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," and "Skin Tight." So the Players tried to beat the younger artists at their own game by going for a more high-tech production style, eliminating horns and incorporating elements of hip-hop and urban contemporary.