Tue. Sep. 28, 2021

The O’Jays – I Love Music (PIR)

This Beat Is Mine! The O’Jays – I Love Music (Philadelphia International Records)

Words just speak for themselves on this Philadelphia Sound classic released back in 1975 which pretty much depicts what Indamixworldwde is about. ‘I love music’, and we definitely do, as so should you while comin’ to these shores… “Any kind of music”, leavin’ space to the widest choice as possible. “As long as it’s groovy”, defining our editorial line.
This Beat Is Mine! meaning this space is yours to come up with your own review of your favorite track while following the instructions thereafter. Lookin’ forward 2 B readin’ from U soon.

We love music!

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This Beat Is MineThis Beat Is Mine (*) Once in a week (on Wednesdays), we leave you at the command of IDMW
For this to happen, nothing’s more easy… What you’ve just got to do is drop us a line while using our contact form and let us know about your favorite piece of music (*), along with a review explaining what it suggests you and why people should dig it. And the best of it will be given a publication with your credit the week after.

On your marks, meanwhile I’ve just opened the ball for you…

– Fellow high school students Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, Bobby Massey, Walter Powell and Bill Isles first sang together as The Triumphs then The Mascots in the early 60’s. They would get their final name as a tribute to Eddie O’Jay, a Cleveland-based DJ who helped them dropping their first release…

The O’Jays would reach their peak along with producers Gamble & Huff who signed them to their P.I.R. label in 1972. A liaison which led to countless classics. From ‘Love Train’ to ‘Back Stabbers’ that same year. To ‘Now That We Found Love’ and ‘For The Love Of Money’ in 1973. ‘Livin’ For The Weekend’, ‘I Love Music’ and ‘Give People What They Want’ in 1975. This in addition to ‘Message In Our Music’ and ‘Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby’ the year after. Not to mention ‘Put Our Heads Together’ in 1983.

The end of the 80’s eventually saw them switching to EMI-America. One of their ultimate tracks worth the listen from then being the vibrant ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ with remixing work courtesy of Tony Humphries.

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