The O\'Jays were one of Philadelphia soul\'s most popular and long-lived outfits, rivaled only by the Spinners as soul\'s greatest vocal group of the \'70s. In their prime, the O\'Jays\' recordings epitomized the Philly soul sound: smooth, rich harmonies backed by elaborate arrangements, lush strings, and a touch of contemporary funk. They worked extensively with the legendary production/songwriting team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, becoming the flagship artist of the duo\'s Philadelphia International label. The O\'Jays were equally at home singing sweet love ballads or up-tempo dance tunes, the latter of which were often mouthpieces for Gamble & Huff\'s social concerns. Although the O\'Jays couldn\'t sustain their widespread popularity in the post-disco age, they continued to record steadily all the way up to the present day, modifying their production to keep up with the times. The O\'Jays were formed in 1958 in Canton, OH, where all five original members
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deborah carroll-patterson, United States6 years ago State: CA
Comments: the Ojays are a corner stone in soul music as well as messages in music I dont know why they dont reissue 'Stand in for Love' their music drew people together made 'family' a good thing I dont know why they have not been inducted a long time ago while they can thank all of us for supporting all of them. I absolutely love the Ojays from the beginning to now they have stood the test of time and deserve to be honred while they are still 'earth angels'
joseph boyd, United States7 years ago State: CA
Comments: lenth of time working to gether
Veola Carter, United States7 years ago State: CT
Comments: The O'Jays should have been inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame decades ago. Theresa, I too am a native of the "port" that is known to others as Bridgeport. They have proven that their ability to endure--decade after decade is unrivaled.
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