The O'Jays - Message In The Music
Label: Philadelphia International Records
Catalog#: PZ 34245
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl: VG+,VG++ a bit of light scuffing
Cover has ring wear, wear to edges and corners
Country: Canada issue
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul, Funk
A1 Message In Our Music 6:24
A2 A Prayer 6:30
A3 Paradise 5:02
A4 Make A Joyful Noise 4:02
B1 Desire Me 6:21
B2 Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love) 4:14
B3 I Swear, I Love No One But You 5:13
B4 Let Life Flow 4:37
Arranged By - Bobby Martin (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B2) , Jack Faith (tracks: A3, B1, B4) , Ron Kersey (tracks: B3)
Artwork By [Design] - Ed Lee
Engineer - Art Stoppe , Joe Tarsia
Photography [Front Cover] - Bruce Coleman Inc.
Photography [Photo] - Don Hunstein
Producer, Written-By - Bunny Sigler (tracks: B3) , Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff , John Whitehead, Gene McFadden (tracks: B4) , Victor Carstarphen (tracks: B4)
'In this day of confusion, we must find the root of the problem in order to solve it.
The problem is a lack of truth and communication among man and woman. Therefore, the wrong interpretation of life and life's purpose has been exposed.
The word with music is one of the strongest, if not the strongest means of communication on the planet Earth.
Music is the first means of communication known to man.
It is the only natural science known to man.
We choose to 'make a joyful noise unto the Lord' only to help vindicate His name. So His will can be done.
The word with music can do it's part to calm the savage beast that lives in every man.
The message is PEACE.
The message is LOVE.
The message is WISDOM.
The message is UNDERSTANDING.
The message is UNITY.
The message is dedicated to truth and justice for all mankind.
Man Understanding Spiritual Information Clearly
''Understand while you dance''
Special thanks to Bobby Martin, Jack Faith and Ron Kersey and all the musicians that make these recordings possible.
Recorded at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.
Mastered at Frankford/Wayne Mastering Labs, Philadelphia,Pa.
TSOP "The Sound Of Philadelphia"™
All songs published by Mighty Three Music (BMI)
Sole Administrator: Blackwood Music, Inc.
Take three fabulous singers -- two of the best lead singers in the history of music in Eddie Levert and Walter Williams -- add legendary song writers and producers Gamble & Huff, and don't forget the magnificant backing band of MFSB and you have yet another tremendous album by The O'Jays.
If you're wondering if it gets better than "Message in the Music", well, probably not unless you search for another O'Jays album, "Backstabbers", which is arguably the greatest soul album of all time.
But don't miss "Message in the Music."
The excellent title track kicks things into gear, followed by the slow spiritual "A Prayer."
Things really get moving with "Paradise" and then the most underrated song on the album and one of the group's most underrated ever, "Make a Joyful Noise." This album has a lot of joyful noise on it.
A fantastic love ballad, "Desire Me" -- yet another underrated O'Jays tune -- follows. Then the group's hit and concert favorite, "Darlin' Darlin' Baby" follows, with the wonderful trademark 1-2 shared lead approach by Williams and Levert.
Closing it out are excellent album tracks, "I Swear, I Love No One But You" and "Let Life Flow." Not a bad track on the album, they're all excellent. A true gem of an album, and in today's world, a hidden gem of an album.
It's also a don't-miss album.
The O'Jays - Message In Our Music
Unforgettable. Listening is like using a time machine...
O'Jays - A Prayer
A very deep song that makes you stop and think consciously.
This is one of those rare song from The O'jays you don't hear on the radio too often..
this is a most beautiful song