The O'Jays: Very Best of

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Title: Very Best of
Label: Sony UK

The Very Best of The O'Jays is a compilation album featuring all their greatest hits. It is part of Sony's Playlist album series, which covers 1972 through to 1978, when The O'Jays (and Gamble & Huff) were at the peak of the Charts. Every song on the album has placed somewhere within the Top 20 of the R&B chart, and many of them went to the top of the chart including "Back Stabbers," "Love Train," "For the Love of Money," and "Use ta Be My Girl," In the '70s, Philadelphia was one of America's great cities for soul music, and few Philly acts scored more and better hits than The O'Jays. Formed in Ohio in 1958, The O'Jays recorded for a variety of small labels with limited success until they partnered with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, a pair of producers based in Philadelphia whose bright, layered sound, full of horns, strings, and percussion, was a perfect match for The O'Jays' vocal blend. The group relocated to the City of Brotherly Love and signed with Philadelphia International Records, where they enjoyed a string of hits that ranged from romantic numbers like "Used to Be My Girl" and "Now That We Found Love" to gritty, street-level anthems like "Back Stabbers" and "For the Love of Money," peaking with a combination of topicality and positivity in "Love Train." The Very Best of The O'Jays is a 21-song anthology that includes The O'Jays' best-known songs from their tenure with Philadelphia International, and captures their trademark sound full of great grooves and passionate vocals.

1.1 Backstabbers
1.2 Love Train
1.3 I Love Music
1.4 Darlin Darlin Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)
1.5 Use Ta Be My Girl
1.6 Brandy
1.7 Now That We Found Love
1.8 Put Our Heads Together
1.9 Message in Our Music
1.10 Sing a Happy Song
1.11 Extraordinary Girl
1.12 Give the People What They Want
1.13 For the Love of Money
1.14 992 Arguments
1.15 Time to Get Down
1.16 Livin for the Weekend
1.17 Looky Looky (Look at Me Girl)
1.18 One Night Affair
1.19 Deeper (In Love with You)
1.20 Don't Call Me Brother
1.21 Love Train (Extended Version)

The O'Jays: Very Best of

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