O’Jays – Lipstick Traces – Imperial


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The group was originally formed as The Mascots in Canton, Ohio in 1958 by gospel duo Eddie Levert  and Walter Williams, recruiting William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles, they made their recording debut in 1961 with “Miracles.” The group made quite an impression on Cleveland D.J. Eddie O’Jay, who played their single often and gave them career advice. In return, they paid tribute to him by renaming themselves The O’Jays. The O’Jays made their first chart appearance with the minor hit “Lonely Drifter” in 1963, but reached their greatest level of success once Gamble & Huff, a team of producers and songwriters, signed them to their “Philadelphia International” records in 1972. With Gamble & Huff, the O’Jays, now a trio after the departure of Bill Isles and Bobby Massey had great chart success through the 1970’s and were inducted into the  Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2005. This disc from 1965 has a scratch on the flip, otherwise is in EXCELLENT condition, worth checking the flip

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