The O’Jays bring the ‘Love Train’ to BAM

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Hop abroad this “Love Train.”

Soul legends The O’Jays are coming to Brooklyn, and they’re bringing their classic hits with them.

On Nov. 20, the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene hosts the legendary trio, one of the bestselling R&B groups of all time, thanks to hits like “Love Train,” “Back Stabbers,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Use Ta Be My Girl” and “For the Love of Money” (now, unfortunately, known as the theme song for Donald Trump’s TV show, “The Apprentice”).

After more than 50 years under the spotlight, the group hasn’t lost its charm. Original members Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, along with Eric Grant, who’s been an O’Jay for nearly 20 years, nail the impeccable harmonies, and they’ve still got the moves, too, with choreographed numbers for every performance.

The O’Jays won’t be the only legends on stage that night, as Lilo Thomas, of “You’re a Good Girl” and “Magic Man” fame, and Ted Mills, belting out songs like “Side Show,” “What’s Come Over Me” and “Spell,” will be joining them.

Now, the only question is, can the aisles at BAM accommodate a “Soul Train”-style line dance?

The O’Jays at the Brooklyn Academy of Music [30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene, (718) 636-4100], Nov. 20 at 8 pm. Tickets $69-$125. For info, visit www.bam.org.

Updated 2:45 pm, October 19, 2011
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