Ohio Players - Honey (CD)

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  1. Performer
  2. R&B
  3. Funk
Number of Discs
Number of Items
Country of Origin
Universal Distribution
Mono / Stereo
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Honey
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Fopp
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Let's Do It (Interpolated With Let's Love) Ain't Givin' Up No Ground Sweet Sticky Thing Love Rollercoaster Alone
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Honey
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Fopp
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Let's Love
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Ain't Givin' up No Ground
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sweet Sticky Thing
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Love Rollercoaster
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Alone
R&B / Soul
South Africa

Personnel: Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion), Claren "Satch" Satchell (vocals, saxophone, flute), Ralph "Pee-Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet), Marvin Pierce (trumpet, trombone, percussion), Billy Beck (keyboards, vocals), Marshall Jones (bass), Jimmy "Diamond" Williams (vocals, drums, percussions).
Recorded and mixed at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago.
This is a DTS CD, which features DTS 5.1 Surround Sound technology and is playable on a DTS-capable 5.1 Surround Sound system.
Personnel: Leroy "Sugar" Bonner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion); Claren "Satch" Satchell (vocals, saxophone, flute); Jimmy "Diamond" Williams (vocals, drums, percussion); Marvin Pierce (trumpet, trombone, percussion); Ralph "Pee-Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet); Billy Beck (keyboards); Marshall Jones (bass).
Recorded at Paragon Recording Studios, Chicago, Illinois.
The follow-up to FIRE, the band's breakthrough smash, HONEY continued the Ohio Players' golden streak by building on the elements that made FIRE such a hit: smooth soul balladry, churning funk, and plenty of freaky, outrageous attitude (due in large part to the cartoonish lead vocals of Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner). Slow songs and balladry seem to play a larger part here, as the lush leadoff title track and the carpe diem anthem "Let's Do It" indicate. "Alone" strikes an unusually somber note for the Players in its sincerity, a mood marked by the song's comparatively spare arrangements.
But the Players thrive on pulse-quickening jams, too, and "Ain't Givin' Up No Ground," with its jittery pop-and-lock rhythms, and the stomping groove of "Fopp" rank with the band's best sweaty workouts. Of course, the irrepressible "Love Rollercoaster" may be HONEY's highlight. (Its instantly memorable three-chord riff and vocal hook have been sampled endlessly in the decades since.) Add to all this some rather explicit and provocative cover art (the photo, of a naked female model covered in honey, was the band's most controversial), and you've got another feisty, fun slab of classic funk.

Date Released
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
The Ohio Players
Ohio Players
  1. Ohio Players
31m 47s
Barry Mraz
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