Ohio Players http://wyso.org en The Ohio Players' bassist Marshall Jones on Excursions http://wyso.org/post/ohio-players-bassist-marshall-jones-excursions <p></p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 16:44:36 +0000 Niki Dakota 28752 at http://wyso.org WYSO Community Voices: Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner Remembered http://wyso.org/post/wyso-community-voices-leroy-sugarfoot-bonner-remembered <p></p><p>One week ago, Ohio Players frontman and virtuosos guitarist Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away from cancer. He was 69. Bonner co-wrote and sang lead vocals on the Ohio Players biggest hits; Fire, Love Rollercoaster and Skin Tight. WYSO Community Voices producer Basim Blunt has put together this remembrance for this world famous Dayton musician.</p><p></p><p>For more information on tribute concerts and memorials being planned to honor the music and legacy of Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, visit the WYSO Boogie Nights page on facebook.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:20:18 +0000 Basim Blunt 28533 at http://wyso.org Ohio Players Frontman 'Sugarfoot' Bonner Dead http://wyso.org/post/ohio-players-frontman-sugarfoot-bonner-dead <p>Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, frontman for the hit-making funk music band the Ohio Players, has died in southwest Ohio. He was 69.</p><p>A spokeswoman for a Dayton-area funeral home confirms he died Saturday and says the family has not scheduled any public services yet. There is also a posting about his death on his current band's Facebook page.</p><p>The Ohio Players topped music charts in the 1970s with hits such as "Love Rollercoaster," "Fire," "Skin Tight" and "Funky Worm." They were known for their brassy dance music, catchy lyrics and flamboyant outfits.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Associated Press 28238 at http://wyso.org Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton http://wyso.org/post/boogie-nights-history-funk-dayton <p><em>During the 1970&rsquo;s, a new genre of music called funk was making its way into the American mainstream and Dayton, Ohio was at the epicenter. Community Voices Producer Basim Blunt says that more funk bands came from Dayton, than any other place in the world. This story is about the world famous funk bands that hailed from the city&rsquo;s West Side, and one community&rsquo;s attempt to honor their legacy before the music fades.</em></p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:13:08 +0000 Basim Blunt 19854 at http://wyso.org Boogie Nights: A History Of Funk In Dayton