Tag Archives: Ship Ahoy

THE O’JAYS SHIP AHOY.

THE O’JAYS SHIP AHOY. In August 1972, when The O’Jays’ released Back Stabbers, little did they realize how important an album it would become. Back Stabbers was certified gold, and fourteen years after The O’Jays were formed, were on their way to becoming one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful groups in the …

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THE O’JAYS-WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN.

THE O’JAYS-WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN. Any group that celebrate twenty-five years in the music business must be doing something right. For The O’Jays, they’d been formed in 1958 and released their debut album Comin’ Through in 1965. It was when The O’Jays signed to Philadelphia International Records and released their first album for …

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THE O’JAYS-IDENTIFY YOURSELF.

THE O’JAYS-IDENTIFY YOURSELF. The O’Jays 1979 album Identify Yourself was the last in a series of eight albums the group released on Philadelphia International Records that was either certified gold or platinum. This remarkable sequence of hugely commercial and critically acclaimed albums started in November 1972, with their debut album for Philadelphia International Back Stabbers, …

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THE O’JAYS-SO FULL OF LOVE.

THE O’JAYS-SO FULL OF LOVE. Since I first started collecting vinyl in the early seventies, I’ve noticed that with the advent of new mediums like the compact disc, that albums nowadays are much longer. Now albums are sprawling affairs, lasting up to eighty minutes. This new development isn’t necessary a good development. Back when The …

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THE O’JAYS-BACK STABBERS.

THE O’JAYS-BACK STABBERS. Back in August 1972, after Gamble and Huff had previously managed to convince The O’Jays not to quit the music industry, the group released their debut album Back Stabbers. Having already released a series of singles and albums in the sixties for various labels including Minit, Imperial and Bell, nothing could’ve prepared …

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THE O’JAYS-SHIP AHOY.

THE O’JAYS-SHIP AHOY. Recently, I wrote an article Sweet Soul Music, reviewing some of the best compilation albums which feature Philadelphia Soul. After writing that article, I decided to write some articles about my favorite albums on Philadelphia International Records, the label founded by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, which released so many great albums. …

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