The O'Jays Back Stabbers

Back Stabbers
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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.

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Melody Maker - 7/13/96, p.52
"...a stone-classic....file next to WHAT'S GOING ON, SUPERFLY and THERE'S A RIOT GOIN' ON."


  • 1.When The World's At Peace
  • 2.Back Stabbers
  • 3.Who Am I
  • 4.(They Call Me) Mr. Lucky
  • 5.Time To Get Down
  • 6.992 Arguments
  • 7.To The Clock On The Wall
  • 8.Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind Of People
  • 9.Sunshine
  • 10.Love Train

Product Description:

The O'Jays: Eddie Levert, William Powell, Walter Williams (vocals).
Additional personnel: Leonard Pakula (arranger, organ); Ronnie Baker (arranger, bass); Thom Bell, Norman Harris, Bobby Martin (arranger); Bunny Sigler (guitar, piano); Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli, Norman Harris (guitar); Leon Huff (piano); Vince Montana (vibraphone); Earl Young (drums); Larry Washington (congas, bongos); Don Renaldo And His Strings And Horns.
Producers: Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, Bunny Sigler.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1972. Includes liner notes by David Ritz.
This is part of Legacy's Rhythm & Soul series.
Personnel: Walter Williams , Eddie Levert, William Powell (vocals); Bunny Sigler (guitar, piano, keyboards); Dennis Harris , Norman Harris, Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli (guitar); Don Renaldo (strings, horns); Thom Bell (strings); Leon Huff (piano, keyboards); Lenny Pakula (organ, keyboards); Vince Montana (vibraphone, percussion); Earl Young (drums); Larry Washington (bongos, percussion).
Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Recording information: Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA (1972).
Director: Adam Block .
Photographer: Frank Driggs.
Arrangers: Bobby Martin ; Lenny Pakula; Norman Harris; Thom Bell; Ronnie Baker.
With its in-house staff and recognizable sound, the Philadelphia International label was an early 70s equivalent of 60s Tamla/Motown. Flagship harmony act the O'Jays revelled in its sumptuous arrangements and flowing rhythms, as this excellent album testifies. Producers and songwriters Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff sculpted brilliant scenarios for the group; cautionary, in the case of the exhilarating title track, or clarion calls for universal brotherhood, as exemplified in 'Love Train'. The O'Jays brought many years of experience to these recordings, and on Back Stabbers found a spiritual home for their considerable talents. The orchestral arrangements are breathtaking.

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Back Stabbers- The O'Jays Music Lover: from BRONX, NY US -- May, 23, 2015

There is no question that this cd is perhaps the O'jays very best! Back in 1972, as a child, I would go to the local record store and saw people buying this album off the shelves and I decided to buy it myself! After I played it,, I had to listen to it over and over again! In my opinion, The Back Stabbers Album is one of the greatest r&b albums of all time and made the O'Jays and Gamble And Huff (the writers and producers) legends! So, if you are ever planning a long trip by car, this is the cd to put on! You might wind up , like myself, playing it over and over again!

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  • UPC: 886972674124
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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