Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Mr. Mack | Palm Springs | 07/08/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Listen to "Fire" or "Honey" and then listen to this. It will show you how in the span of just 3 years how far the once great Players had fallen. The lead off single "Funk-o-Nots" is a decent Parliament sound-a-like but after that the Players try to recapture thier past weakly- "Sleepwalkin'" is a "It's All Over" sound-a-like with none of the passion, and the title cut seems to be reminicent of "Angel" but stiff and dull. Elsewhere they try to mine Earth, Wind, & Fire ("Time Slips Away") but again they just tread water. Giving this 2 stars is being generous."
One of, If not he best Ohio Players Albums
Cholly Reed | Jersey City NJ(via Easton, PA) | 12/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I know I stand to be crucified for this review but I have been listening to the Ohio Players Since they hit in 1971 with 'Pain'. I have heard every album they've released since then. I understand their style and know this album was a collection of unreleased material put out by their record company(Mercury)after they left the label and not an intended studio album. The Irony here is this is probably the best collecion I have heard from them! Say what you will but the lp became a modest hit despite mediocre airplay. It makes a fan of FUnk very curious as to what else the label is hiding in their vaults!"
Andre' S Grindle | Bangor,ME. | 11/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Just for the full funking splender of "Funk O 'Nots" to start off the album this is worth while!The tune is a hard funk classic-complete with that classic Ohio Players rhythm,beat and goofiness.Their humor may be that way but they're funk is SERIOUS!!Anyhow the title cut,"Dance (If You Wanta)" and "Nott Enuff" also JAM and they jam hard!!!For some reason skimped over by critics (porbably due to it's lack of a huge hit) this album is FAR superior to 1977's weakly conceived 'Angel' and far more
dynamic then what was to come.Without any doubt the critics were 100% WRONG in their bad reviews for 'Jass Ay La Dee' and anyone who can locate the CD version (which is VERY hard to obtain and commands a very high pricetag) should get it regardless!It's every bit worth the cash spent!"