The Ohio Players – Skin Tight

If you ever get a chance to see the Ohio Players live, do it. They’re a jazz band that only plays funk. The musicianship and improvisation that you’ll see at a show is jaw dropping. I saw them at the LA County Fair a while back, and their set made me wish that they could’ve stayed out another hour and Kool & The Gang would only get about a half hour to play the hits.

Other Ohio Players albums have more commercial success and more hit songs, but “Skin Tight” showcases the band at their absolute peak. Not a skippable track to be found here. Only 6 songs so I might as well not pick 4 standouts, but the title track is a timeless funk classic.

The Ohio Players – Skin Tight

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