♫ Back Stabbers ♫ (Redux)

Filosofa's Word

I mentioned in yesterday’s post about Joe Manchin’s betrayal that it had brought to mind a song, and this is that song.  Interestingly, I played this one over two years ago, and when I did, my friend Jerry sent me another version … an episode of Live From Daryl’s House featuring the O’Jays in 2016, some 44 years after the original!  I thought it was fun and they still sound pretty darn good for old dudes, so I’m playing both the original and the one with Daryl Hall on this post!

The O’Jays were formed in 1958 and named after Cleveland DJ Eddie O’Jay.  This song, released in 1972, was their first Top 40 hit!  Gene McFadden and John Whitehead wrote this song along with Leon Huff, who along with Kenny Gamble produced the track and released it on their Philadelphia International label. The song was inspired by problems Whitehead…

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