Monday, September 07, 2015

The O'Jays - Voice Your Choice

The O'Jays were from Canton, Ohio and their original line-up included Eddie Levert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles. They were first known at The Triumphs and later The Mascots when they recorded for King Records in 1962, and later had record deals with Imperial, Bell and Neptune Records. They were renamed The O'Jays by Cleveland disc jockey Eddie O'Jay.

Although they appeared on the Billboard charts ten times between 1963 and 1970, it wasn't until they signed with Philadelphia International Records in 1972, owned by producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, that they hit their stride. They also became a trio with Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and William Powell. From that point on, they hit the charts and scored six Top Ten hits and five Gold Records.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The O'Jays. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Love Train or Back Stabbers.

I'll play the winning song on next week's show.