The Players Association weren't exactly the band du jour in disco's heyday, but they did manage to strike up a modest cult following with their first two releases, reissued here by the excellent Ace Records imprint.
Make no mistake, this isn't pure commercial disco à la the chart-toppers of the time; rather, this is a wonderful hybrid of jazz, funk, and disco by skilled musicians. Granted, many of the better tunes here are covers, but "Hustlin'" and "Ride the Groove" are probably the best two tracks the band ever recorded. This is quite easily all the Players Association you could possibly want or need in your record collection.
|I Like It / Chris Hills||The Players Association||5:28|
|Moon in Pisces / Chris Hills||The Players Association||5:32|
|Let's Groove / Victor Carstarphen / Leon Huff / Gene McFadden / John Whitehead||The Players Association||7:20|
|Love Hangover / Marilyn McLeod / Pam Sawyer||The Players Association||6:14|
|For the Love of You / Ernie Isley / Marvin Isley / Ronald Isley / Rudolph Isley / Chris Jasper||The Players Association||6:19|
|Hustlin' / Chris Hills||The Players Association||4:30|
|Turn the Music Up! / Laurel Dann / Chris Hills||The Players Association||6:49|
|The Closer I Get to You / Reggie Lucas / James Mtume||The Players Association||4:42|
|Everybody Dance (Clap Your Hands) / Bernard Edwards / Nile Rodgers||The Players Association||6:51|
|I Wish / Stevie Wonder||The Players Association||5:45|
|More Than a Little Bit / Laurel Dann / Chris Hills||The Players Association||6:26|
|Ride the Groove / Laurel Dann / Chris Hills||The Players Association||6:45|