FlinterFile: The O’Jays- Back Stabbers

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In 1972, the O’Jays had their first hit. The song was written by Gene McFadden and John Whitehead (known for their hit Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now), helped by Leon Huff. The song was mainly inspired by problems John Whitehead had with family and friends. Huff played the piano, and arranged the orchestra, which had to fill up an empty space, as the stereo sound was becoming more common. Huff produced the song with Kenny Gamble, who owned the Philidelphia Label. The song became a hit: number 14 in the UK and number 3 in the US. Enjoy

The O’Jays- Back Stabbers

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Posted on January 23, 2016, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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