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The Ohio Players

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 25 August 1972

THE OHIO Players started life a decade ago as the Ohio Untouchables and their first real claim to fame is that they were featured vocalists ...

The Sound of the Streets

Overview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, April 1974

IN A HAPPIER world, pigeon-holes would be strictly for pigeons. Yet the fact remains that terms like "R and B" and "Soul" are no longer ...

Ohio Players: Ohio Fire

Interview by Chris Charlesworth, Melody Maker, 25 January 1975

With an album racing up the US charts, the Ohio Players are big timers. CHRIS CHARLESWORTH in New York meets the tour de force behind ...

Ohio Players: Fiery, Freaky and Funky

Profile by Bob Fisher, New Musical Express, 1 February 1975

CURRENTLY THE HOTTEST item on Billboard's album chart is The Ohio Players Fire (Mercury). Phonogram must have burnt their fingers in the rush get it ...

The Ohio Players, Kool & The Gang: From Ohio to Japan

Profile and Interview by Robin Katz, Sounds, 15 February 1975

THE OHIO Players have been America's number one R&B band for the last two years. Kool And The Gang were the first instrumental based band ...

Ohio Players: Funk & Fire

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 18 February 1975

AS ANYONE who witnessed the one and only Ohio Players concert in London will gladly testify, they rank as one of the most colourful and ...

Ohio Players, Graham Central Station, Funkadelic: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Vernon Gibbs, The Village Voice, 24 February 1975

Progressive Soul: Where Were You? ...

Ohio Players, Graham Centra! Station, Parliament-Funkadelic: Radio City Music Hall, New York NY

Live Review by Wayne Robins, Rolling Stone, 27 March 1975

ONLY TWO weeks after Sly Stone scaled his decline by falling on his face at Radio City Music Hall, two of his most popular heirs ...

The Funk Masters #1: The Ohio Players

Interview by Tony Cummings, Black Music, April 1975

The Ohio Players and Kool & the Gang hit town last month, and suddenly dreary ol' London town became Bump City. Tony Cummings reports... ...

Ohio Players: Taking Hit Parade Mountain By Strategy

Interview by Vernon Gibbs, Crawdaddy!, June 1975

SATCH SATCHELL, prime mover of The Ohio Players, is standing backstage at Radio City Music Hall mumbling something to himself about "we the #1 group ...

The Ohio Players: Ohio Honey

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 22 July 1975

OVER THE past year or so, I can't think of a group who has made as much impact on our music as the Ohio Players. ...

The Ohio Players: Honey

Review by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 20 September 1975

EARLIER THIS YEAR Ralph 'Pee Wee' Middlebrook, trumpeter with The Players, admitted in an interview "now we've made it after all that scuffling I suppose ...

Money, 'Honey': Ohio Players on the Royalties Road

Profile and Interview by John Morthland, Rolling Stone, 20 November 1975

NEW ORLEANS — It's midafternoon as the limousine containing the Ohio Players is swallowed up by the giant, saucerlike shell known as the Louisiana Superdome, ...

Kool and the Gang: Spirit Of The Boogie; Ohio Players: Honey

Review by Richard Williams, Let It Rock, 1 December 1975

OCCUPYING ROUGHLY the same area in the impressively wide spectrum of contemporary Black music, these two orchestras both play for dancers but nevertheless perform entirely ...

War & The Ohio Players: Say It Loud, I'm Black an' My Bank Manager's Proud

Profile and Interview by Cliff White, New Musical Express, 3 July 1976

WAR and THE OHIO PLAYERS fall into a similar category –- two flash, young(ish) outfits with artistic and financial freedom and an interesting line in ...

The Ohio Players: The Spirit of '76

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 6 July 1976

IT HAD to be more than just coincidence. Here I was in Ohio Player Satch Satchell's luxurious hotel suite overlooking Grosvenor Square writing for our ...

Ohio Players Come Out Of Hibernation

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 1 August 1978

John Abbey talks to Satch Satchell, the Ohio Players' spiritual leader. ...

The Ohio Players: Up An' Dancin'

Report and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 3 July 1979

"Arista are famous for their pre-programming scheme and they could afford us!" ...

The Ohio Players

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

William Beck; Leroy Bonner; Marshall Jones; Ralph Middlebrooks; Walter Morrison; Marvin Pierce; Clarence Satchell; James Williams ...

In Pursuit Of The Pimp Mobile

Essay by James Maycock, Nine, October 2002

A look at how black pimp culture has crossed into black popular culture, for which I interviewed Antonio Fargas. I refer to Miles Davis, the ...

Who Killed the Funk?

Comment by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 24 July 2013


see also Junie Morrison


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