In November 1974.

In November 1974, “Mercury” label released “Fire”, the sixth Ohio Players studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Paragon Studios” in Chicago, Illinois, and was produced by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck,

Personnel:

  • Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner – lead and backing vocals, guitar, percussion
  • Billy Beck– lead and backing vocals, piano, organ, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, ARP, percussion
  • Marshall “Rock” Jones– Fender bass
  • James “Diamond” Williams – lead and backing vocals, drums, chimes, percussion
  • Clarence “Satch” Satchell – lead and backing vocals, baritone sax, tenor sax, soprano sax, flute, percussion
  • Marvin “Merv” Pierce – trumpet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, backing vocals
  • Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks – trumpet, trombone, backing vocals
  • Barry Mraz, Lee Hulko – engineer
  • Jim Ladwig – art director
  • Len Willis – design
  • Stan Malinowski– photography

Track listing:

All tracks by James Williams, Clarence Satchell, Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce and William Beck.

  1. Fire
  2. Together
  3. Runnin’ from the Devil
  4. I Want to Be Free
  5. Smoke
  6. It’s All Over
  7. What the Hell
  8. Together (reprise)

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