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Best of the O'Jays: 1976-1991
O'Jays
Best of the O'Jays: 1976-1991
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1

After their early-'70s breakthrough with "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train," the O'Jays were the main vehicle for Philadelphia International's social-comment songs. After the likes of the half-hearted "Message in Our Music" ...  more »

      
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All Artists: O'Jays
Title: Best of the O'Jays: 1976-1991
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: The Right Stuff
Original Release Date: 2/9/1999
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Genres: Pop, R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724349913325

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After their early-'70s breakthrough with "Back Stabbers" and "Love Train," the O'Jays were the main vehicle for Philadelphia International's social-comment songs. After the likes of the half-hearted "Message in Our Music" became the norm, however, the trio's focus locked mostly on matters of the heart. The results were sometimes inspired (1978's "Use Ta Be My Girl" and a 1991 cover-transformation of Dylan's "Emotionally Yours"), if hardly as essential as their earlier work. This 17-cut CD, though, will be prized by fans. --Rickey Wright

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CD Reviews

Their best predates this album
Eric V. Moye | New York, by way of Dallas | 10/07/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"As much as I dig these guys, I would suggest that money spent on this album would be better spent purchasing their earlier collections, either Collector's Item or their earlier Greatest Hits package.These songs are for the most part fine, but make clear that their best work came in the previous years, from Back Stabbers through Livin' for the Weekend and Ship Ahoy."
A GREAT DISC
mistermaxxx@yahoo.com | usa | 04/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Many Great Songs Here.The O'JAYS ARE SoulFUl.Darlin'Darlin'Baby is the Jam as is Brandy,your Body's Here With Me(But Your Mind Is On The Other Side Of Town) that's Great Story-Telling in a Song.The Voices&Music Takes Me Back to A Time when Soul Music was Respected Truly Great Music&Artists."
...maan, dont you know i will fight you for this!
R. Davis | louisville, ky | 01/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"...this is classic material from perhaps the greatest of all soul groups to ever come out and do their thing in tuxedos!
they have so much music, that it does require two or three "best of" editions to catch it all...go ahead and get those, but don't sleep on these classics...that just aint right!..."