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Ohio Players

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Biography

The Ohio Players are a funk and R&B band whose heyday was in the mid- to late 1970s. They formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables, and initially included members Robert Ward (vocals/guitar), Marshall "Rock" Jones (bass), Clarence "Satch" Satchell (saxophone/guitar), Cornelius Johnson (drums), and Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet/trombone). The Ohio Untouchables broke up in 1963, with Ward leaving for a solo career, but the core members of the group returned to Dayton and added Gary Webster (drums) and Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (guitar) in 1964. The group added two more singers, Bobby Lee Fears and Dutch Robinson, and became the house band for New York City-based Compass Records in 1967. They soon became one of the better known R&B bands of the 1970's. They inspired many artists including The Mighty Majors ("You Can Never Go Back"), which opened a show for them once on the road.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    Love Rollercoaster
    (The Ohio Players)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Album: The Beavis & Butthead Do America soundtrack
    Source: Sandra Ott
    Love Rollercoaster  -  438,978 plays
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    Hey, now, huh-huh
    Hey, hey, hey, no, (Ow, now)
    Hey, now, huh-huh
    Hey, hey, hey, no
    Fire (Uh) (Uh)
    Fire  -  247,442 plays
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    Yeah, yeah
    You are a bad bad Mrs.
    In them skin tight britches
    Runnin' folks in ditches
    Baby about to bust the stitches, yeah
    Skin Tight  -  90,542 plays
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    You're a little late
    So step right this way
    And we'll get started
    Granny, what? Say it now
    Oh, say it now, say it now, ahem
    Funky Worm  -  109,214 plays
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    You think Oakland California is a city of punks
    It only takes a second, to pop the trunk
    And just like that you know it's real
    You're in the right damn town to get killed
    It's all about the game, and nothin else
    I Want To Be Free  -  58,627 plays
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