Editors’ Notes You're familiar with the Ohio Players, whether you think you are or not. As one of the top funk and soul bands of the '70s, famous for laying on thick grooves popping with horns and synths, the Players influenced the careers of everyone from James Brown to Dr. Dre, who based a huge chunk of his g-funk style off the sounds of keyboardist Walter “Junie” Morrison. The Players' delectable soul-funk workouts have also been covered by alt icons like Soundgarden and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Recognize the iconic guitar intro for "Love Rollercoaster"? You've got the Ohio Players to thank.

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