The S.O.S. Band’s “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” was the group’s only Top 40 pop hit. The 7″ release features Part 1 on the a-side and Part 2 on the b-side.
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The final single from the S.O.S. Band’s ‘Just The Way You Like It’ LP was “Break Up”. A Jam/Lewis production with Mary Davis on lead vocals.
From Alexander O’Neal’s 1988 Christmas album ‘My Gift To You’ comes “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)”.
Seems everyone wanted to remix this song in 1990…
And begins the final week of our month long look at Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis’ Flyte Tyme Productions material. There’s no telling how many more months of material could be filled with their catalog…
Have a great weekend everyone!
Liebrand! ‘Nuff said.
“Happy Dancing and Merry Christmas!” …is also what this record would say if it could talk. Only, it would take it much longer to say it than yesterday’s record.
“Happy Dancing and Merry Christmas!” …would be what this record would say if it could talk.
You had brown eyes, But now they’re blue, Those false eyelashes that you’re wearin’, too. In bed this morning you called me Clyde, Alex is the name that I go by!
If women could be counterfit, Then you’d be it. You’re a fake.
Your hair was long, But now it’s short, You say: i got it cut, But i don’t see no hair upon the floor.
Whenever i go out with you i find out something new. You’re a fake, Baby, You can’t conceal it
Know how i know, ’cause i can feel it. You’re a fake.
Even when you sleep, You’ll know that I am there, To hug and keep you warm, And soothe you while you’re dreaming.
A twinkle in your mind, Shimmering thoughts of joy, Sweet dreams, my love, Will always be yours when you sleep.
We are going into purple overdrive for the next 14 weeks. The month of May is filled with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis production work, June, as always, is Paisley June and July will feature numerous artists/songs with ties to Prince either directly or indirectly…
What more can I do for you? (All right, whoo-hoo-hoo). You give me everything I need.
No, what more can I do for you, (Oh-oh-oh-oh), For all that you’ve done for me?
Can you hear me?
The Brief: There always seems to be a warm welcome here for S.O.S. Band records so, I hope this one isn’t an exception. The title track from 1984’s ‘Just The Way You Like It’ LP was the lead off single and the highest charting of the 4 singles released. The song was one of 4 […]
“The Finest” comes from The S.O.S. Band’s 1986 LP ‘Sands Of Time’. Special guest vocalists credited on “The Finest’ are Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle. The 12” contains a Dance Mix and Instrumental.
The Brief: I posted the promo 12″ of this duet between Alexander and Cherrelle back in November of 2011. This is the commercial release with the extended version that was also included on the ‘All Mixed Up’ remixes album. I still have other Alexander O’Neal 12 inchers to ready for posting here but, this one […]
The A Side: No Lies (Special Version) 6:02 The B Side: No Lies (12″ Dub) 5:06 The Brief: “No Lies” is the fourth and final single from the ‘Sands of Time’ album. Once again, the only singles released from the LP were Jam and Lewis contributions. The Billboard Charts: Chart Debuted Debut Pos. Peak Pos. […]
The A Side: Borrowed Love (Extended Version 7:30) / (Acapella 2:52) The B Side: Weekend Girl 6:21 The Brief: 1986 saw the release of The S.O.S. Band’s sixth album. It also marked the final time the band would work with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis who produced and wrote seven of the nine tracks on […]
The A Side: No One’s Gonna Love You (Special Version) 9:39 The B Side: I Don’t Want Nobody Else (Special Version) 5:59 The Brief: When 1984 rolled around, The S.O.S. Band were ready to release their fifth album. Once again, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis came in and provided production and songwriting, this time for […]
This 1986 12″ from Cherrelle contains a Dance Remix of “Artificial Heart” and an Extended Version of “Oh No It’s U Again”. Both songs are from the ‘High Priority’ LP.
The A Side: You Look Good To Me 5:30 The B Side: You Look Good To Me (Extended Version) 9:30 The Brief: Cherrelle enjoyed her greatest commercial success with the release of her second LP ‘High Priority’ which was certified Gold and peaked at #36 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The single that lead […]
The A Side: Like I Will (Tokyo Mix) 6:48 The B Side: Like I Will 7:00 The Brief: A third Jam & Lewis produced single from Cherrelle’s ‘Fragile’ LP is “Like I Will”. The 12” features the “Tokyo Mix”. I apologize for the condition of the labels in the scans, the previous owner obviously did […]
The A Side: Fragile…Handle With Care (Special Version) 12:12 The B Side: Fragile…Handle With Care (LP Version) 5:58 The Brief: Cheryl Anne Norton began her career working with jazz/R&B artists Norman Connors and Michael Henderson, as well as touring with Luther Vandross. She signed with Tabu records in 1983 to record under the name Cherrelle. […]
The A Side: I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On 3:58 The B Side: I Need You Now 4:35 The Brief: Early in her music career, Cherrelle (nee Cheryl Anne Norton) toured with Luther Vandross as a backup singer. I saw Luther on his “Busy Body Tour” in late 83/early 84, wonder if she was […]