I Want To Be Free / Smoke 7"
Great soul-funk tracks by the Ohio Players. 'I want to be free' contains a big open drumbreak.
The Ohio Players formed in 1959 in Dayton, Ohio, USA. Originally named Ohio Untouchables, they were the studio house band at Compass.
Renamed the Ohio Players, the group signed to Capitol Records in Los Angeles in the mid '60s. In 1972, the band signed to Westbound Records in Detroit and achieved commercial success.
They had seven top 40 hits between 1973 and 1976. These included "Fire", from the album where also these two tracks are from.
This is the US pressing from 1974 and is in very good condition