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The O'Jays

Band, *1958 GB
R&B/Soul
A.k.a. The Mascots (7)

The group was originally formed as The Mascots (7) in Canton, Ohio in 1958 by gospel duo Eddie Levert (b. June 16, 1942) and Walter Williams (b. August 25, 1943). Also featuring William Powell, Bobby Massey and Bill Isles, The Mascots 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. Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 (Performer).

        
Members
PortraitJimmy Williams
b US
PortraitEddie Levert
voc, bvoc *1942 US
PortraitWalter Williams
voc, bvoc
PortraitWilliam Powell
voc 1942-1977 US
PortraitSam Strain
bvoc
PortraitBobby Massey
*1942 US
PortraitEric Nolan Grant
voc, bvoc
Popular Tracks   
Love Train on Back Stabbers by The O'Jays
Now That We Found Love on Ship Ahoy by The O'Jays
Back Stabbers on Back Stabbers by The O'Jays
Use ta Be My Girl on The Essential O'Jays by The O'Jays
For the Love of Money on Ship Ahoy by The O'Jays
I Love Music on Family Reunion by The O'Jays
Forever Mine on Identify Yourself by The O'Jays
Lovin' You on Let Me Touch You by The O'Jays
Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love) on Message In The Music by The O'Jays
I Can Hardly Wait 'Til Christmas on Home For Christmas by The O'Jays

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Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
For The Love Of Money / Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)The O'Jays2018Album
I Love MusicThe O'Jays2018Album
Brawl In Cell Block 99Butch Tavares, Adi Armour, The O'Jays, Jeff Herriott, S. Craig Zahler2017Album
The Very Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays2014Compil.
Original Album ClassicsThe O'Jays2014Album
BalladsThe O'Jays2013Compil.
To Prove I Love You / My Favourite PersonThe O'Jays2012Single
We'll Never Forget You - The Imperial Years 1963-66The O'Jays2012Compil.
For The Love Of MoneyThe O'Jays2011Single
Triple Feature: Backstabbers / Family Reunion / SurvivalThe O'Jays2009Compil.
The Essential O'JaysThe O'Jays2008Compil.
Playlist: The Very Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays2008Compil.
The O'JaysThe O'Jays2007Compil.
Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays2007Compil.
Discover The O'JaysThe O'Jays2007Compil.
Summer Fling / Put Our Heads TogetherThe O'Jays2006Album
Love Fever And Let Me Touch You ... PlusThe O'Jays2006Compil.
I Love MusicScott K Vs. The O'Jays2006Album
When Will I See You Again And Love And MoreThe O'Jays2005Compil.
So Full Of Love And Identify YourselfThe O'Jays2005Compil.
The Essential O'JaysThe O'Jays2005Compil.
CollectionsThe O'Jays2005Compil.
Love Train - The Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays2005Compil.
Message In Our Music - The Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays2004Compil.
Made It BackThe O'Jays2004Single
ImaginationThe O'Jays2004Album
Greatest HitsThe O'Jays2004Compil.
Message In The Music And Travelin' At The Speed Of ThoughtThe O'Jays2004Compil.
Together We Are OneThe O'Jays2004Album
ImaginationThe O'Jays2004Single
AnthologyThe O'Jays2003Compil.
Love SongsThe O'Jays2003Compil.
I'll Always Love My Mama / I Love MusicThe Intruders / The O'Jays2002Album
Ultimate CollectionThe O'Jays2002Compil.
When The World's At PeaceThe O'Jays2002Album
I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow: The Bell Sessions 1967-1969The O'Jays2002Compil.
Take 2The O'Jays, The Isley Brothers2001Compil.
Let's RideThe O'Jays2001Single
The Ultimate O'JaysThe O'Jays2001Compil.
For The Love...The O'Jays2001Album
Significant Singles, The R&B Chart Hits & Flips 1976-87The O'Jays2000Compil.
The Year 2000/ Love And More / 2 Classic Albums On One CdThe O'Jays1999Compil.
The Year 2000 / My Favorite PersonThe O'Jays1999Compil.
Best Of The O'Jays: 1976-1991The O'Jays1999Compil.
So Full Of Love / Love Fever / Let Me Touch You - 3 Albums On 2 CDs Plus Bonus CutThe O'Jays1999Compil.
Message In The Music/Travelin' At The Speed Of Thought/Identify YourselfThe O'Jays1999Compil.
The Classic Philadelphia YearsThe O'Jays1998Compil.
Super HitsThe O'Jays1998Compil.
RespectThe O'Jays1998Compil.
The Very Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays1998Compil.
My Favorite Person / When Will I See You Again - 2 Classic Albums On 1 CDThe O'Jays1998Compil.
Baby You KnowThe O'Jays1997Single
Pay The BillsThe O'Jays1997Single
Love You To TearsThe O'Jays1997Album
What's Stopping YouThe O'Jays1997Single
SunshineThe O'Jays1996Compil.
In Bed With The O'Jays : Their Greatest Love SongsThe O'Jays1996Compil.
Let Me Make Love To YouThe O'Jays1995Compil.
Give The People What They WantThe O'Jays1995Compil.
Send Me + Soul PowerDaryl Hall, Sly & The Family Stone, The O'Jays, Billy Paul1994Compil.
HeartbreakerThe O'Jays1993Album
HeartbreakerThe O'Jays1993Single
Greatest Hits - O'Jays The Best OFThe O'Jays1993Compil.
Somebody Else WillThe O'Jays1993Single
The Party CrashersThe O'Jays, The Whatnauts, The New Moments, The Givens Family1991Compil.
Emotionally YoursThe O'Jays1991Album
Home For ChristmasThe O'Jays1991Album
Keep On Lovin' MeThe O'Jays1991Single
I Can Hardly Wait 'Til ChristmasThe O'Jays1991Album
The Christmas SongThe O'Jays1991Album
Emotionally YoursThe O'Jays1991Single
The Very Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays1991Compil.
Don't Let Me DownThe O'Jays1991Album
The Heart & Soul Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays1990Compil.
Put Our Hands Together / Crazy / Weekend GirlThe O'Jays / Manhattans / The S.O.S. Band1990Single
The Best Of The O'JaysThe O'Jays1990Album
Friend Of A FriendThe O'Jays1990Single
The CollectionThe O'Jays1990Compil.
Serious Hold On MeThe O'Jays1989Single
Summer Fling / Extraordinary GirlThe O'Jays1989Album
SeriousThe O'Jays1989Album
For The Love Of Money / Back StabbersThe O'Jays1989Album
Out Of My MindThe O'Jays1989Single
Greatest HitsThe O'Jays1989Compil.
Have You Had Your Love TodayThe O'Jays1989Album
I Just Want Somebody To Love MeThe O'Jays1988Single
Lovin' YouThe O'Jays1988Single
Reflections In Gold (1973 -1982)The O'Jays1988Compil.
Put Our Heads Together / I Love MusicThe O'Jays1987Album
Let Me Touch YouThe O'Jays1987Album
I Love MusicThe O'Jays1987Single
My Favourite PersonThe O'Jays1987Single
The O'Jays Greatest HitsThe O'Jays1987Compil.
Don't Take Your Love AwayThe O'Jays1987Album
Let Me Touch YouThe O'Jays1987Single
Tender Moments / Don't Take My Love AwayPeggi Blu / The O'Jays1986Album
Love TrainThe O'Jays1986Album
The History Of Rock (Volume Thirty Four)Bobby Womack / Earth, Wind & Fire / The Isley Brothers / The O'Jays / Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes1986Compil.
What A Woman / I Love AmericaThe O'Jays1985Album
Just Another Lonely NightThe O'Jays1985Album
Love FeverThe O'Jays1985Album
Working On Your CaseThe O'Jays1985Compil.
From The BeginningThe O'Jays1984Compil.
Love And MoreThe O'Jays1984Album
Summer FlingThe O'Jays1984Album
Ship Ahoy / I Love MusicThe O'Jays1984Album
Let Me Show You (How Much I Really Love You)The O'Jays1984Album
Extraordinary GirlThe O'Jays1984Album
The O'JaysThe O'Jays1984Compil.
I Can't Stand The Pain / A Letter To My FriendsThe O'Jays1983Single
Put Our Heads TogetherThe O'Jays1983Album
When Will I See You AgainThe O'Jays1983Album
Your Body's Here With Me (But Your Mind's On The Other Side Of Town)The O'Jays1982Single
My Favorite Person / One On OneThe O'Jays1982Single
My Favorite PersonThe O'Jays1982Album
I Just Want To SatisfyThe O'Jays1982Single
Budweiser SuperfestThe O'Jays / Millie Jackson1981Album
Live On StageBilly Paul / Lou Rawls / Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes / The Three Degrees / The O'Jays1981Album
Girl, Don't Let It Get You DownThe O'Jays1980Single
You Won't FailThe O'Jays1980Single
Girl, Don't Let It Get You DownThe O'Jays1980Single
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now / Sing A Happy SongMcFadden & Whitehead / The O'Jays1980Album
The Year 2000The O'Jays1980Single
Once Is Not Enough / To Prove I Love YouThe O'Jays1980Single
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) / Love TrainMFSB / The O'Jays1980Album
The Year 2000The O'Jays1980Album
IdentifyThe O'Jays1979Single
Identify YourselfThe O'Jays1979Album
I Love Music / Livin' For The WeekendThe O'Jays1979Album
Forever Mine / Get On Out And PartyThe O'Jays1979Single
Sing A Happy Song / One In A Million (Girl)The O'Jays1979Single
Sing A Happy Song / Get On Out And PartyThe O'Jays1979Album
I Want You Here With MeThe O'Jays1979Single
Love Train / Time To Get DownThe O'Jays1979Single
Cry TogetherThe O'Jays1978Single
I Love Music b/w Love TrainThe O'Jays1978Album
So Full Of LoveThe O'Jays1978Album
BrandyThe O'Jays1978Single
Use Ta Be My Girl / This Time BabyThe O'Jays1978Single
Use Ta Be My Girl / This Time BabyThe O'Jays1978Single
Use Ta Be My GirlThe O'Jays1978Single
Travelin' At The Speed Of ThoughtThe O'Jays1977Album
Work On Me / Let's Spend Some Time TogetherThe O'Jays1977Single
Collectors' ItemsThe O'Jays1977Compil.
Love Train / I'll Always Love My MamaThe O'Jays / The Intruders1977Single
So Glad I Got You, GirlThe O'Jays1977Single
We're All In This Thing TogetherThe O'Jays1977Single
Collectors' Items - Greatest HitsThe O'Jays1977Compil.
ParadiseThe O'Jays1976Single
Back Stabbers / I Love MusicThe O'Jays1976Single
Soul Greatest Hits SeriesThe O'Jays1976Compil.
Back Stabbers / Love TrainThe O'Jays1976Single
Message In Our MusicThe O'Jays1976Single
Message In The MusicThe O'Jays1976Album
Message In Our Music / She's Only A WomanThe O'Jays1976Single
Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love) / A PrayerThe O'Jays1976Single
What Am I Waiting For / Give The People What They WantThe O'Jays1975Single
I Love MusicThe O'Jays1975Single
Philadelphia Sounds Best Hits Vol. 1The Three Degrees, The O'Jays, MFSB, Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes1975Single
SurvivalThe O'Jays1975Album
Livin' For The Weekend / Stairway To HeavenThe O'Jays1975Single
Unity / Livin' For The WeekendThe O'Jays1975Single
Everything You Always Wanted To Hear By The O'Jays But Were Afraid To Ask ForThe O'Jays1975Compil.
Family ReunionThe O'Jays1975Album
Family ReunionThe O'Jays1975Single
Let Me Make Love To YouThe O'Jays1975Single
O'Jays Meet The MomentsThe O'Jays Meet The Moments1974Compil.
SunshineThe O'Jays1974Single
For The Love Of Money / People Keep Tellin' MeThe O'Jays1974Single
The O'Jays Live In LondonThe O'Jays1974Album
SunshineThe O'Jays1974Single
Now That We Found LoveThe O'Jays1974Single
Time To Get Down / Shiftless, Shady, Jealous Kind Of PeopleThe O'Jays1973Single
Ship AhoyThe O'Jays1973Album
Put Your Hands TogetherThe O'Jays1973Single
Shattered ManThe O'Jays1973Single
Christmas Ain't Christmas New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You LoveThe O'Jays1973Single
Look Over Your Shoulder / Four For The Price Of OneThe O'Jays1973Single
Just To Be With You / Now He's HomeThe O'Jays1972Single
Back StabbersThe O'Jays1972Album
Love TrainThe O'Jays1972Single
Peace / Wisdom Of A ChildThe O'Jays1972Single
The Greatest HitsThe O'Jays1972Compil.
Back Stabbers / 992 ArgumentsThe O'Jays1972Single
Back StabbersThe O'Jays1972Single
992 ArgumentsThe O'Jays1972Single
Don't You Know A True Love (When You See One)The O'Jays1972Single
Super BadThe O'Jays1971Album
Looky Looky (Look At Me Girl) / Let Me In Your WorldThe O'Jays1970Single
In PhiladelphiaThe O'Jays1970Album
Deeper (In Love With You) / I've Got The GrooveThe O'Jays1970Single
Color My SoulIke & Tina Turner, Fats Domino, The Isley Brothers, Jimmy McCracklin, The O'Jays1970Compil.
One Night Affair / There's Someone (Waiting Back Home)The O'Jays1969Single
Branded BadThe O'Jays1969Single
Christmas Ain't Christmas, New Years Ain't New Years Without The One You Love / There's Someone Waiting (Back Home)The O'Jays1969Single
Don't You Know A True LoveThe O'Jays1969Single
The Choice / Going Going GoneThe O'Jays1968Single
I Miss YouThe O'Jays1968Single
Look Over Your Shoulder / I'm So Glad I Found YouThe O'Jays1968Single
Back On TopThe O'Jays1968Album
Full Of SoulThe O'Jays1968Compil.
I Dig Your Act / I'll Be Sweeter TomorrowThe O'Jays1967Single
Soul SoundsThe O'Jays1967Album
Hold On / Working On Your CaseThe O'Jays1967Single
I'll Never Forget You / Pretty WordsThe O'Jays1966Single
Stand In For Love / Friday NightThe O'Jays1966Single
No Time For You / A Blowing WindThe O'Jays1966Single
I'll Never Let You Go / It Won't HurtThe O'Jays1965Single
Comin' ThroughThe O'Jays1965Album
I've Cried My Last Tear / Whip It On Me BabyThe O'Jays1965Single
Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) / Think It Over, BabyThe O'Jays1965Single
You're On Top / Lovely DeeThe O'Jays1964Single
Oh, How You Hurt Me / Girl MachineThe O'Jays1964Single
I'll Never Stop Loving YouThe O'Jays1964Single
Stand Tall / The Storm Is OverThe O'Jays1963Single
How Does It Feel / Crack Up LaughingThe O'Jays1963Single
Lonely Drifter / That's EnoughThe O'Jays1963Single
Miracles / Can't Take ItThe O'Jays1960Single
Lipstick TracesThe O'JaysSingle
I Love Music / Don't You Want My Love / CongaThe O'Jays / Nicole J McCloud / Miami Sound MachineAlbum
Easy Money / My Favourite PersonDee Dee Sharp Gamble / The O'JaysAlbum
They Only Come Out At Night / Lucky Number / Love TrainPeter Brown, Lene Lovich, The O'JaysAlbum
Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet, Tender, Love)The O'JaysSingle
I'll Be Sweeter Tomorrow (Than I Was Today) / Look Over Your ShoulderThe O'JaysSingle
Tsop (The Sound Of Philadelphia)/Love TrainMfsb / The O'JaysAlbum
I'll Never Forget You / A Day Or TwoThe O'Jays / Garrett SaundersSingle
For The Love Of Money / Backstabbers (Live Version) / Was That All It WasThe O'Jays / Jean CarnAlbum
Dance Classic 12"The O'Jays, Melba MooreAlbum
Lipstick Traces / Stand In For LoveThe O'JaysSingle
Give The People What They Want / Sunshine Part IIThe O'JaysSingle
Disco Classics Vol. 15The O'JaysCompil.
Have Yourself A Merry Little ChristmasThe O'JaysSingle
Back Stabber's / Saturday In The Park / Rock'n Roll Soul / Let It RainThe O'Jays, Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad, Eric ClaptonCompil.
Let It All Out / You're The OneThe O'JaysSingle
UntitledThe O'Jays / Sammy Davis Jr. / Grand Funk RailroadSingle
Put Your Hands Together / Stairway To HeavenThe O'JaysSingle
For The Love Of Money / The Sound Of PhiladelphiaThe O'Jays / MFSB And The Three DegreesSingle
One Night Affair / Deeper In Love With YouThe O'JaysSingle
صدا ی گریه میاد / Back Stabbersهوتن, The O'JaysSingle
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