Continuing our programme to re-issue the classic late 70s/early 80s albums recorded for Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff’s Philadelphia International label. All the releases feature packaging containing expert annotation and photos.
Incredibly The O’Jays have been recording since the early 60’s, and from sixty-plus R&B chart entries, can boast ten Number Ones. Here we present The O’Jays “Message In The Music” from January 1976 , and “Travelin’ At The Speed Of Thought”, from May 1977.
“Message In The Music” charted R&B # 3, Pop # 20 and includes two number one singles in the title track and “Darlin’ Darlin’ (Sweet Tender Love)”, a # 24 UK hit. “Travelin’ At The Speed Of Thought” charted R&B # 6, Pop # 27 and includes the # 7 hit “Work On Me”.