“I chose to record ‘Back Stabbers’ because I wanted to pay homage to The Soul Survivors and thought this would be the perfect fit for their soulful voices,” Uosikkinen said in a press release. “T.J. Tindall was the original guitarist on The O’Jays track and was looking forward to being on this new version, as well. But, the week before we were scheduled to record, T.J. unexpectedly passed away, due to complications from a medical procedure. We were all shocked and heartbroken by the news. But, knew that T.J. would want us to carry on. So fellow MFSB member Bobby Eli graciously stepped in to cover T.J.’s part. He even played T.J.’s beloved guitar from the original O’Jays session.”
David Uosikkinen of The Hooters and his Philly all-star band, In The Pocket, returns to the stage at the Ardmore Music Hall, 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore, on Saturday, April 16 to celebrate the release of their latest sound-of-Philadelphia tribute song, “Back Stabbers.”
Originally recorded by The O’Jays in 1972, In The Pocket’s version features Charlie and Richie Ingui of The Soul Survivors, Greg Davis of Beru Revue on guitar, Fran Smith Jr. of The Hooters on bass, Wally Smith of Smash Palace on keyboards, plus a four-piece horn section.
The show at the Ardmore Music Hall will feature Uosikkinen’s revolving lineup of Philadelphia’s most celebrated musicians. Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door, or $55 for VIP tickets (includes 7 p.m. buffet dinner and meet-and-greet with band members). Doors open at 8 p.m. Show time is 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.ardmoremusichall.com.