Dayton funk giants the Ohio Players ended the 1970s on a disco-flavored note with 1979 s Everybody Up, which was their only album for Arista Records. Expanded with 2 Bonus tracks
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The Ohio Players were an American funk and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s. They are best known for their double #1 hit songs "Fire" and "Love Rollercoaster". Gold certifications, records selling at least one million copies, were awarded to the singles "Funky Worm," "Skin Tight," "Fire," and "Love Rollercoaster;" plus to their albums Skin Tight, Fire, and Honey. The Ohio Players' stay at Mercury ended with 1978's Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee, and the funksters switched to Arista with their next album, 1979's Everybody Up. By 1979, Hoping to regain their popularity, they decided to try something different -- and that meant bringing a lot of disco gloss to their funk. On catchy cuts like "Make Me Feel," "Say It," and the title song, the Players favor a slick disco-funk approach along the lines of Earth, Wind & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland" or Kool & the Gang's "Ladies' Night." Everybody Up is a smooth album from start to finish.