The O’ Jays – Ship Ahoy
The O’Jays are one of Philadelphia soul’s most popular and long-lived outfits. They were formed in 1958 in Canton, Ohio, where all five original members — Eddie LeVert, Walter Williams, William Powell, Bill Isles, and Bobby Massey — attended McKinley High School. Ship Ahoy is a rhythm and blues album, released on November 10, 1973 on Philadelphia International Records. The album was a critical and commercial success, reaching #1 on Billboard’s “Black Albums” chart and #11 on the “Pop Albums” chart and launching two hit singles, “For the Love of Money” and “Put Your Hands Together.” Conceived as a theme album built around the title track, Ship Ahoy includes socially relevant tracks and love songs under a cover that is itself notable for its serious subject matter. It was also the highest selling R&B album on the Billboard Year-End chart for 1974.
180 gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressing
Label: Music On Vinyl
Cat. # MOVLP1123