This week, an absolutely perfect Friday Night Forgotten Oldie.
This group was formed in Canton, Ohio by teenagers at the time, Walter Williams and Eddie Levert, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles who were the original members. In 1963 the group named themselves in tribute to Cleveland radio disc jockey Eddie O’Jay.
Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters signed the group to the Philadelphia International label in 1972. The group was now a trio after Isles and Massey departed. Big hits followed like “Backstabbers”, “Love Train”, “Put Your Hands Together”, “For The Love of Money”, “I Love Music”, “Darlin’ Darlin’ Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)”, and“Use Ta Be My Girl.”
During this month back in 1976 another popular recording was moving up the chart and would peak at #20.
Starting out bluesy the song segues into disco before ending on a soulful note.