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The Ohio Players. All natives of Dayton Ohio, the Funk capital of the world, has given us us some of the best funk bands over the years like The Ohio Players, Dayton, Lakeside, Zapp with Roger Troutman to name a few & Slave.

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Ohio Players, Honey, 1975. Unlike Roxy Music's slightly disturbing Girlie covers, which I love, I really hate this kind of exploitative cover - it devalues whatever music is within. Honey is no different and though it's generally considered their best album, folks only seem to remember the cover.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died.

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CINCINNATI (1/29/2013) — Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69. The Ohio Players, known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits, topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as “Love Rollercoaster,” “Fire,” “Skin Tight” and “Funky Worm.” Video (1975) The Ohio Players - Fire

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