27 Nov Ohio Players – Skin Tight – Mini-LP Papersleeve CD Replica
This quintessential Elemental Music reissue presents one of the most acclaimed albums by the funkiest band in the world: Skin Tight by the Ohio Players. It has been remastered and packaged in this special collector’s edition, which also includes a bonus track that was only issued as a single in 1975. The fifth studio album by the Dayton band (and the first for the Mercury label), Skin Tight was released in April 1974, and is considered one of the best albums of that year. This masterpiece signified a turning point in the group’s career towards a more jazz and disco orientation. This was the smoothest and funkiest album that the Players ever put out. The underlying star of this album was bassist Marshall Jones. The bass lines of Skin Tight were some of the best in R&B/Funk history. This was the closest that the Ohio Players came to putting out a genuine P-Funk album. The band produced and recorded the album in Chicago, with Barry Mraz as recording engineer, and Lee Hulko on the mastering duties. According to Billboard, Skin Tight took the top position on the Black Albums chart for six weeks, and missed the Top 10 on the Pop Albums chart by only one position.
01. SKIN TIGHT (7:54)
02. STREAKIN’ CHEEK TO CHEEK (5:42)
03. IT’S YOUR NIGHT/WORDS OF LOVE (8:00)
04. JIVE TURKEY (7:08)
05. HEAVEN MUST BE LIKE THIS (7:19)
06. IS ANYBODY GONNA BE SAVED? (5:01)
07. HAPPY HOLIDAYS (Pts. 1 & 2) (8:23)*
* BONUS TRACK: Not on the original LP. Released only as a single in 1975.
PRODUCED BY THE OHIO PLAYERS