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2LP released: May 05, 2023

Tracklisting:
Side A
1. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
2. Mother-in-law
3. Stop Lying To Yourself
4. Over The Rainbow
5. Find Someone To Love
Side B
1. Summertime
2. Bad Bargain
3. The Man I Am
4. Lonely Street
5. Street Party
Side C
1. A Little Soul Party
2. A Thing Called Love
3. Neighbors
4. Tell Me Why
5. You Don't Mean It
6. Trespassin'side 2
Side D
1. I've Got To Hold On
2. It's A Crying Shame
3. Alabama Soupbone - Parts1 & 2
4. I Gotta Get Away
5. Love Slipped Through My Fingers
6. Lonely Streets At Midnight
OHIO PLAYERS
OBSERVATIONS IN TIME (TRANSLUCENT GREEN 2LP)
Label: CHARLY
Cat No: CHARLY607LP
Barcode: 5060767443804
Packaging: 2LP

The definitive pre-fame / Pre-'Pain' overview of one of the world’s greatest funk bands.
By the time the OHIO PLAYERS released their breakthough single 'Pain' in 1971 they had
been together since the late Fifties, originally as the Ohio Untouchables and as the Ohio
Players since 1967. Within a few years they would hit superstardom with US #1 pop hits
'Fire' and 'Love Rollercoaster'. However, it was their earlier work with legendary producer
Johnny Brantely, featured here, that created their unique 'sound' and the foundation of their
future success.
This exclusive two-disc deluxe package gathers together – for the first time – all of the
Johnny Brantley productions including every track originally released on single, the
complete Observations In Time album, plus later compilation-only tracks and additional
unreleased recordings from the vaults.
Features the bands first R&B hit 'Trespassin’' and the Northern Soul anthem 'Love Slips
Through My Fingers'. Also features the bands wacky funked-up cover version of Allen
Toussaint’s classic 'Mother In Law' which paved the way for the Top 20 hit 'Funky Worm'.
As mentioned above The Ohio Players would tgo on to become one of the most successful
soul and funk groups of the decade, they were a phenomenon. It was a success that was
built on the work that was done in the late 1960s, when as a band with a new identity they
forged a sound that was uniquely their own.

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