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Tavares - Check It Out - 1974 [Japanese Remastered] (2014)

Jazz, Pop | Author: artmuss | 9-12-2014, 15:34
Tavares - Check It Out - 1974 [Japanese Remastered] (2014)
Artist: Tavares
Title Of Album: Check It Out
Year Of Release: 2014
Label: Universal / UICY-15307
Genre: Funk, Soul, Disco
Total Time: 37:05 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 227 mb

From Earth, Wind & Fire and L.T.D. to the O'Jays and the Dramatics, many of the great soul outfits of the 1960s and 1970s paid more than their share of dues. None of those groups were overnight sensations, they struggled a long time before becoming huge, and the same can be said about Tavares. The Boston vocal group was formed in 1964, and it wasn't until 1973 that Tavares finally landed a deal with a major label. But there is one important difference between Tavares and those other soulsters; unlike EWF (which didn't really start to achieve supergroup status until its fifth album) or the O'Jays (which recorded its share of commercially unsuccessful records before becoming famous at Philadelphia International), Tavares made it big with its first album. Capitol didn't screw around when it signed the Tavares siblings in 1973; making sure that they hit the ground running, Capitol united them with singer/composer/producer Johnny Bristol on their debut album, Check It Out. Known for 1970s hits like "You and I" and "Hang on in There, Baby," Bristol was a master of smooth, sophisticated Northern soul, and he proves to be a major asset to Tavares on gems like "Strangers in Dark Corners," Billy Preston's "Little Girl," "That's the Sound That Lonely Makes" (a number ten R&B hit), and the romantic title song (which reached number five on the R&B singles charts). Before Check It Out, Tavares was considered a noteworthy local attraction in the Boston area. When this excellent album took off, the quintet became famous all over the U.S.


1 If That's The Way You Want It 2:49
2 Strangers In Dark Corners 3:57
3 That's The Sound That Lonely Makes 3:42
4 Check It Out 3:25
5 Wish You Were With Me Mary 3:23
6 I'll Never Say Never Again 2:35
7 Little Girl 2:35
8 Let's Make The Best Of What We Got 3:35
9 I'm In Love 3:58
10 Mama's Litle Girl 3:05

Johnny Bristol – producer
George Cucuzzella – executive producer
Gene Estes – percussion
James Gadson – drums
Bobbye Hall – conga
James Jamerson, Jr. – bass
Robert Matichak – producer
Eric Matthew – arranger, vocals, producer
Mike Melvoin – keyboards
Weldon Dean Parks – guitar
Darryl Payne – arranger, vocals, producer
Melvin "Wah Wah" Ragin – guitar
Joe Sample – piano
Antone Tavares – vocals
Feliciano Tavares – vocals
Perry Tavares – vocals
Ralph Vierra Tavares – vocals
Tavares – arranger, vocals, producer
David T. Walker – guitar

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