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Soul Train History Book: The Ohio Players

Funk music was at its zenith in the seventies, and one group that epitomized funk was The Ohio Players. Hailing from Dayton, OH, the group—comprised at its peak of Clarence “Satch” Satchell (vocals, sax), Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner (vocals, guitar), Billy […]

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