Marshall Jones

A founding member of the Ohio Untouchables in 1959, later to become the Ohio Players, Marshall “Rock” Jones anchored what was to my ears, America’s premiere crossover funk ensemble. Incorporating elements of jazz, rhythm & blues, and pop, the Ohio Players were a staple on AM/FM radio, Soul Train, Midnight Special, and boom boxes from coast to coast. With a seemingly infinite repertoire of dance motifs, Rock’s rock solid basslines buoyed the band’s hooky horn melodies hit after hit after hit.