In a 2020 interview with Okplayer
, drummer Jimmy "Diamond" Williams, who first joined the band on their 1974 album Skin Tight
, explained how a typical Ohio Players tune came together: "There were basically three people. It was Sugarfoot, [keyboardist] Billy Beck, and myself. We wrote, arranged, and then orchestrated. Most of the stuff was Billy Beck. Now, other people had ideas. [Saxophonist] Satch was great with coming up with titles and certain things that we would write around musically. Marshall, of course, played bass guitar, and he was instrumental when we would develop certain grooves, patterns, and stuff like that because the bass and the drums is where the groove really comes from in Black music. At that time, funk music came from the bottom. That's where you feel what's going on and how to shake what you're going to shake and move what you're going to move. Otherwise, all the candy, all the dressing, all the horns, the harmonies, background parts, second guitar parts, third guitar parts, and string parts, Billy, Sugarfoot, and myself would arrange all that stuff on the album."