O'JAYS - In Philadelphia(70s R&B soul) CDBIG BREAK
BBR is very proud to present 'The O'Jays in Philadelphia' expertly re-mastered and complete with extensive liner notes and the albums original art work on CD for the first time. Absolutely essential listening for all R&B and Soul fans, especially those who champion the Philly Sound!
The O'Jays spent time on various labels and released successful singles working with H.B. Barnum and also Gamble & Huff, who were working as a production team for Neptune Records. 'The O'Jays in Philadelphia' (1970) was the groups only studio album to be released on Neptune Records.
This album heralded a long run of success and one of the most fruitful partnerships in the history of soul music with The OJays becoming the biggest act on Gamble and Huffs legendary Philadelphia International Records imprint throughout the 70s.
It starts with the amazing One Night Affair,' released as a single in the summer of 1969. The track has an up-tempo propulsive groove backed up with lush strings and horns to compliment the gritty gospel influenced vocal from Eddie Levert as he pleads for a night of passion with no strings attached. The second single was Branded Bad,' a quintessential Gamble/Huff production with some great instrumentation including a crunching organ motif towards the end. Deeper (In Love With You),' the third single, is a swinging soul track in the 60s style with a demanding walking bass line. Single number four, Looky Looky (Look At Me Girl) is an energetic track with the group pleading for attention from the fairer sex. Other standout tracks are the stunning ballad Let Me In To Your World and the mid-tempo groovers Youre The Best Thing Since Candy and I Should Be Your Lover.