FlinterFile: The O’Jays- Back Stabbers
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
Posted on January 23, 2016, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles and tagged 1972, back stabbers, disco, FlinterFiles, gene mcfadden, hit, john whitehead, kenny gamble, leon huff, Music, o'jays, seventies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.