1/17/19 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money


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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

10/26/16 O&A NYC THROWBACK TUESDAY: O’Jays- Backstabbers, I Love Music, and For The Love Of Money

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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. Continue reading

3/19/16 O&A NYC CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH: Angie Stone- Wish I Didn’t Miss You

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Wish I Didn’t Miss You, Angie Stone’s most successful single, samples The O’Jays’ 1972 song Back Stabbers. The New York Times noted: “[Stone] calls her music soul. Not funk, not R&B, not hip-hop, not urban, but soul, the secular pop with gospel fervor behind it.” Continue reading

4/11/15 O&A Song Of The Day: Angie Stone- Wish I Didn’t Miss You

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 Wish I Didn’t Miss You, Stone’s most successful single, samples The O’Jays’ 1972 song Back Stabbers. The New York Times noted: “[Stone] calls her music soul. Not funk, not R&B, not hip-hop, not urban, but soul, the secular pop with gospel fervor behind it.” Continue reading

9/4/14 O&A Throwback Thursday: O’ Jays- Backstabbers and I Love music

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The O’Jays are a R&B and originally consisting of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. The group is from Canton, Ohio and was formed in 1958. The O’Jays had their first chart appearance in 1963 with Lonely Drifter. In 1972 the trio of Levert, Powell and Williams signed with Philadelphia International and teamed up with producers and songwriters Kenneth Gamble and Leon A. Huff. The trio emerged to the forefront of Philadelphia soul aka the Philly Sound with the 1972 international hit Backstabbers. Continue reading