trailblazers and titansof Ohio Funk celebrated
35 years in the music business in 2003. Still
on "Fire"when it comes to their live
shows, the band
founding member Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner.
Bonner still plays guitar but mostly sings. His
voice is the lead vocal on "Skintight,"
"Heaven Must Be Like This," "Love
Rollercoaster" and "Fire."
is the originator of funk's much appropriated
signature vocal hook (Owwwah). The Players' rock
solid groove is cemented by longtime drummer James
"Diamond" Williams. Sterling keyboardist,
Billy Beck, and guitarist, Clarence "Chet"
Willis add flava to the funk.
rating: A "must see" if they come
to your town.