The S.O.S. Band (1980) Take Your Time (Do It Right) 7″

Very Brief:
When your first ever single is a Top 5 pop hit and #1 on the R&B and Dance charts, it’s really tough to repeat that kind of success. And, so it was for The S.O.S. Band… “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” was the only Top 40 pop hit the band ever scored.  I suppose that officially makes them a One-Hit Wonder in the pop world.  However, I feel that tag doesn’t apply to this group. The S.O.S. Band delivered 8 albums of original material between 1980 and 1991. They produced 16 Top 40 R&B hits (6 of those Top 10) and 4 Top 10 Dance hits. So, this single is where it all began for The S.O.S. Band… the 7″ release of “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” came with Part 1 on the a-side and Part 2 on the b-side which is basically just the 7:30 album version split into two parts.

That wraps up 7s in 7 for 2016. I hope everyone enjoyed the selections presented over the month of July. Next week, Fun With Vinyl reverts back to its normal mode of mostly 12″ vinyl rips from various artists. Stay tuned! You never know what will show up next!

The S.O.S. Band (1980) Take Your Time (Do It Right) 7"The Source:
Label: Tabu Records
Catalog#: ZS9 5522
Format: Vinyl, 7″, 45 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1980

The S.O.S. Band (1980) Take Your Time (Do It Right) 7"The A Side:
Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1 3:51

The B Side:
Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 2 4:14

The Billboard Charts:

Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. Wks on Chart
Hot 100 5/31/80 88 3 21
Hot Black Singles 4/19/80   1/5wks 24
Hot Dance/Disco 4/12/80   1/4wks 25

The Equipment:
Technics SL-1200MK2 Turntable
Audio Technica AT440MLa Phono Cartridge
Yamaha RX-Z1 A/V Receiver
Sony PCM-R300 DAT Deck
Turtle Beach Catalina sound card
Mustek Scan Express A3 1200 Scanner
Spin Clean Record Washer MKII

The Software:
Cool Edit Pro
Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
Microsoft ICE

The Links:


Take Your Time (Do It Right) FLAC

Take Your Time MP3

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Enjoy and get it on!

Take Your Time

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3 Responses to “The S.O.S. Band (1980) Take Your Time (Do It Right) 7″”

  1. Marcos says:

    Hello how are you I hope you’re well. I like S.O.S. thanks for their work.
    Notice that the download links are changed FLAC and MP3, you check publication. Again thanks and greetings.

  2. bobbih2 says:

    Thanks for this. It’s one of my favorite songs by the

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