Ohio Players were probably as well known for their album covers as for their music. While the covers probably helped sell a few records, the music was top quality, too. The core members of the band got together in 1959 as the Ohio Untouchables, and stayed together through various projects through the 60's (including a period as house band for Compass Records in New York). Things kicked into gear in 1972 with the release of "Pain," the first of four albums (not counting the compilation "Rattlesnake) on the Westbound label. "Angel" was the group's 12th album, and the 6th with Mercury Records. Highlights of the album include the title track and three singles, "Body Vibe," "Merry Go Round" and "O-H-I-O" (which became a concert favourite, with crowds shouting out the letters during choruses).
Album info. can be found at Discogs:
CD available as part of 2-for-1 CD on Amazon:
(amazon.com) Angel & Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee
(amazon.ca) Angel & Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee
(amazon.co.uk) Angel & Jass-Ay-Lay-Dee