- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio Players, the funk act from Dayton that sold millions of records in the 1970s, is turning to crowdfunding to pay for a new album.

The band is working on a full-length recording that would be its first in 30 years. It turned to a crowdfunding website last month to help pay for the new release, called “Reset,” but is still far short of the $150,000 goal.

Drummer James “Diamond” Williams tells the Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1cCz9Ed ) the band has got about five songs already, most of them nearly done.

He says the band that had huge ‘70s hits with “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster” still has a lot of music to make, but the industry has changed so much that it’s hard to get a record deal.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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