"Rivaled only by the Spinners as soul's greatest vocal group of the '70s, the O'Jays are one of Philadelphia soul's most popular and long-lived outfits. The O'Jays' prime recordings epitomize the Philly soul sound: smooth, rich harmonies backed by elaborate arrangements, lush strings, and a touch of contemporary funk."
Steve Huey for Allmusic.com
Eddie LeVert, Walter Williams, Eric Grant, William Powell, Sammy Strain
The original members of The O'Jays (Eddie LeVert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bill Isles, and Bobby Massey) attended McKinley High School in Canton, Ohio. They were inspired to form a singing group after seeing Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers perform.
A velvet-voiced tenor and romantic music icon.
Known for her dynamic live performances and music videos.
The genre and decade-spanning hit makers from Cincinnati.
The Princess of R&B.
All about the groove.
Polished sound and sophisticated production.
A genre unto himself.