THE O'JAYS were formed by five high school friends in 1958
who after seeing Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers perform,
were inspired to start a vocal group. They spent time on
various labels and released some fairly successful singles on
Imperial Records working with H.B. Barnum and also Gamble
& Huff, who were working as a production team for Neptune
Records. Having already captured the attention of Gamble &
Huff, THE O'JAYS became one of the first signings at the
newly formed, now legendary, Philadelphia International
SHIP AHOY, released in 1973, was the follow up to their PIR
debut Back Stabbers (CDBBR 0051). Back Stabbers made the
group a household name setting in motion an incredible
period of success with Philadelphia International, giving them
close to 30 singles in the charts including a string of #1 R&B
hits, becoming one of the labels biggest groups while serving
as a landmark of the classic Philly Soul sound.
‘Put Your Hands Together’ proved to be a big hit peaking at
#2 R&B and #10 Pop. The second single to be released was
the increasingly iconic ‘For The Love Of Money’ which has
transcended so many cultural barriers over the decades with
its arresting opening guitar riff sampled by so many and its
message on the ills of greed. ‘For The Love Of Money’ peaked
at #3 R&B and #9 Pop in the Billboard R&B charts in 1974.
BBR is very proud to present an expanded edition of this
iconic Philly Soul album. Ship Ahoy has been lovingly
mastered and carefully repackaged in full-expanded form.
Complete with extensive liner notes featuring interviews
along with added bonus content. This BBR re-master is a must
have for all Funk, R&B and Philly Soul fans out there!
Especially those who would like to add the next chapter to
BBR’s best-selling re-master of “Back Stabbers.”
1. Put Your Hands Together 4:08
2. Ship Ahoy 9:35
3. This Air I Breathe 3:52
4. You Got Your Hooks In Me 5:33
5. For the Love of Money 7:19
6. Now That We Found Love 4:41
7. Don't Call Me Brother 8:56
8. People Keep Telling Me 3:59
Bonus tracks :
9. Put Your Hands Together (Live in London, December 1973/Bonus Track) 4:05
10. For the Love of Money (Single Version/Bonus Track) 3:49
11. Now That We Found Love (Single Version/Bonus Track) 3:07
Label : Big Break Records
Ean : 5013929050730
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