The O'Jays

The O'Jays

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 uptempo 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 have continued to record steadily all the way up to the present day, modifying their production to keep up with the times. Their latest album, Imagination, was released in 2004 on Sanctuary Records.

Title Album Genre Tools
Made It Back Imagination R&B/Soul
Client:
Artist:
The O'Jays
Era:
1970s
Genres:
R&B/Soul
Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Electric Piano, Flute, Keyboard, Percussion, Piano, and Wind Instruments
Key:
G♯ minor
Keywords:
Atmospheric, Bright, Feel-Good, Funky/Groove, Moody, Percussive/Drums, and Romantic
Scene Descriptions:
End Title/Credits, Film Trailer, Goodbye, Heartbreak, In Love, Make-Out, Make-Up, Night Club, Strip Tease, and Wedding
Subgenres:
Soul and Urban
Tempo:
Moderate
Vocal Types:
choral and male
CD/Track #:
Imagination, #1
Release Year:
2004
Track ID:
27437
main mix 1:00 160k MP3
Take Me Back