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.
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…
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 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 […]
The A Side: For Your Love (Extended Version) 9:35 The B Side: For Your Love 6:28 The Brief: “For Your Love” is the third and final single from The S.O.S. Band’s ‘On The Rise’ LP. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis wrote and produced all three songs which make side one of ‘On The Rise’. All […]
The A Side: Just Be Good To Me 8:55 The B Side: Just Be Good To Me 8:55 The Brief: The band that got Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis “fired” from The Time by Prince. Probably the best career move they could have made. Jam and Lewis first worked with The S.O.S. Band on their […]
Mixed Masters is a series of 12” re-issues featuring extended/remixed versions of hit songs from previous years. This 12” was released in 1987 and features Cherrelle’s “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On” and The S.O.S. Band’s “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” which was a #1 hit on Billboard’s R&B and Dance charts.