Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

Today’s Forgotten 45 @ 45!

The O’Jays – For The Love Of Money

Philadelphia Souls group, The O’Jays, recorded a song written by Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff, and Anthony Jackson. The title comes from the Bible passage 1 Timothy 6:10 “For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”

The song peaked at #3 on Billboard’s R&B chart and peaked at #9 on the Hot 100. It was also nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Vocal Performance – Duo, Group or Chorus in 1975, but was beat by Rufus’ “Tell Me Something Good”.

My favorite version of this song was recorded by the Bulletboys on their debut album in 1988.