The next "Versuz": The O'Jays and The Whispers?

(April 5, 2021) The throng of soul music fans who saw last night's VERSUZ event featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers received an amazing gift that is still all the talk today. The two legendary acts were in prime form, and their millions of fans were reminded just how deep their catalog of hits are -- 20 songs each just wasn't enough.

The success of that show will undoubtedly bring more old school love to the popular web series. And today the buzz was that there may be another knock-your-socks-off pairing coming to VERSUZ: The O'Jays and The Whispers. In any discussion of classic soul groups, these would be two who are near the top of the list, and to have them together would be a treat beyond measure.

(April 5, 2021) The throng of soul music fans who saw last night's VERSUZ event featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and The Isley Brothers received an amazing gift that is still all the talk today. The two legendary acts were in prime form, and their millions of fans were reminded just how deep their catalog of hits are -- 20 songs each just wasn't enough.

The success of that show will undoubtedly bring more old school love to the popular web series. And today the buzz was that there may be another knock-your-socks-off pairing coming to VERSUZ: The O'Jays and The Whispers. In any discussion of classic soul groups, these would be two who are near the top of the list, and to have them together would be a treat beyond measure.

O'Jays member Eric Nolan Grant posted a teaser on Facebook today: This VERZUS should happen this summer (July)...with Donnie Simpson, Roland S. Martin or Sheryl Underwood as the host...What y'all think?...Chart History of The O'Jays 10 No. 1 Hits · 24 Top 10 Hit. With 10 gold and 9 platinum albums by the RIAA. The Whispers scored 15 top ten R&B singles, and 8 top ten R&B albums with two of them, They have earned 2 platinum and 5 gold albums by the RIAA. Where's the lie?!!!

It's not clear whether something is truly in the works, but we absolutely hope so. The two groups have toured together several times, and are good friends. And there is no question their fans would show up.

So, we're crossing our fingers. We'll keep you posted as we hear more.

 

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