I LOVE MUSIC (PART 1&2) * O'JAYS * PHILADELPHIA INTERNATIONAL 3879 * UK
At the time of this release the O'Jays were at the height of the 'Philly' sound period, that was so big a part of the Soul music scene that it resulted in - what was a rare phenomena in Britain at the time - a book, The Sound Of Philadelphia; by Tony Cummings. Publication of black music histories had usually been reserved for much more generalised coverage, like: Soul, The Blues, or Jazz. The O'Jays had been on a run with the British record buyers since 1972 when their Back Stabbers spent nine weeks on the charts peaking at number 14, I Love Music spent nine weeks on the British charts reaching number 13, and, after its reissue in 1978, it spent a further three weeks on the charts, firmly establishing the groups name in the minds of music fans in Britain for the decade.
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