Pain is the second studio album by The Ohio Players, and their debut for the Westbound label. The group recorded "Pain" and was released as a single.
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Creatively, commercially, and conceptually, Pain was a major step forward for the Ohio Players. This 1971 album was quite a departure from their previous work - in the late-'60s, the Midwesterners' forte had been raw, hard-edged Southern-style soul along the lines of Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, and Wilson Picket. But with Pain, they became a lot more experimental and unveiled an interesting, distinctive brand of funk that incorporated elements of jazz and blues as well as rock.
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On August 17, 2013, The Ohio Players were inducted into the inaugural class of the Official R&B Music Hall of Fame that took place at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. The band formed in Dayton, Ohio in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables and initially included members Robert Ward (vocals/guitar), Marshall "Rock" Jones (bass), Clarence "Satch" Satchell (saxophone/guitar), Cornelius Johnson (drums), and Ralph "Pee Wee" Middlebrooks (trumpet/trombone).
Album · 1972 · 13 Songs. Still, the album’s stature has grown tremendously over the years, and for good reason. It swings with groove-heavy funk and soul, soothes with blues and jazz, and mixes social protestations (their faithful cover of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On is sublime) with slow sizzles that celebrate their love of humanity. The title song’s a flute-enhanced dancefloor shimmy to relationships, while Players Ballin’ (Players Doin’ Their Own Thing) is gloriously Sly Stone–esque down to the handclaps, wah-wah guitar, and throaty yelps.
|A2||Never Had A Dream||4:35|
|A3||Players Balling (Players Doin' Their Own Thang)||4:22|
|B1||I Wanna Hear From You||2:52|
|B3||Singing In The Morning||7:01|
- Manufactured By – 20th Century Records
- Distributed By – 20th Century Records
- Arranged By – Ohio Players
- Producer – Billy Pittman, Herb James, Ohio Players
NotesManufactured and distributed by 20th Century-Fox Record Corp.
[Reissue of Westbound WB 2015, gatefold sleeve]
|WB 2015||Ohio Players||Pain (LP, Album, Ivy)||Westbound Records||WB 2015||US||1972|
|CDSEWM 004||Ohio Players||Pain (CD, Album, RE)||Westbound Records||CDSEWM 004||UK||1989|
|W-219||Ohio Players||Pain (LP, Album, Gat)||Westbound Records||W-219||Canada||1976|
|WB-2015||Ohio Players||Pain (Cass, Album)||Westbound Records||WB-2015||US||Unknown|
|WBCD 772015||Ohio Players||Pain (CD, Album, RE, RM)||Westbound Records||WBCD 772015||US||2007|