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 One singles. Here we present the albums “So Full Of Love”, a million seller released in April 1978, and “Identify Yourself”, another million seller released in September 1979. along with a bonus track “The Big Gangster”, from the Various PIR Artists album “Let’s Clean Up The Ghetto”.
“So Full Of Love” charted R&B # 1, Pop # 6 and includes the massive number one single “Used Ta Be My Girl” (also a # 12 UK hit), as well as “Brandy” (# 21 both UK and US).
“Identify Yourself” charted R&B # 3, Pop # 16 and includes the # 7 hit “Sing A Happy Song” (also a UK hit), as well as “Forever Mine” (# 4).