Ohio Players — Funk on Fire: The Mercury Anthology (1995)

ohio players funk on fireBy Scott Goldfine

One of the most vital and popular funk bands of the 1970s, the Ohio Players, have finally received their just due in the digital age with the superb double-CD “Funk on Fire: The Mercury Anthology.” Heavily Sly Stone-influenced but with a dynamic sound all their own, the Players scored hits like “Fire,” “Skintight” and “Fopp.”

Those classics and much more are included on this indispensable set.

GRADE: A+

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