Skin Tight

Skin Tight

by Ohio Players


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Skin Tight was a major turning point for the Ohio Players, who had enjoyed several hits on black radio (including "Pain," "Funky Worm," "Varee Is Love," and "I Wanna Hear From You") but hadn't been huge. Switching from Westbound to Mercury, the Dayton funksters became exactly that -- huge -- and went from enjoying a cult following to being one of the most celebrated funk bands of the 1970s. With Skin Tight, the band's erotic album covers went from employing bizarre S&M/bondage imagery to being more Playboy-ish, and its music became less abstract (but remained quite risk-taking and unpredictable). The title song and "Jive Turkey" are down and dirty funk classics, and the jazz-influenced "Heaven Must Be Like This" illustrates the fact that the Players could also be captivatingly romantic.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/1994
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0042284834520
catalogNumber: 848345
Rank: 41040

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ohio Players   Primary Artist
Billy Beck   Organ,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet,ARP,fender rhodes
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Bass
Mervin Pierce   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Valve Trombone,Background Vocals
James "Diamond" Williams   Percussion,Chimes,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Satch (Aries)   Flute,Percussion,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Ohio Players   Composer
William "Billy" Beck   Composer
Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner   Composer
Marshall "Rock" Jones   Composer
Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks   Composer
James "Diamond" Williams   Composer
Clarence "Satch" Satchell   Composer
Marvin Pierce   Composer

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