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The S.O.S. Band - Too album
  • Performer The S.O.S. Band
  • Title Too
  • Date of release 1989
  • Country US
  • Style Funk
  • Other formats DTS VOC AIFF VQF DTS DMF DXD
  • Genre Soul
  • Size MP3 1875 mb
  • Size FLAC 1813 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 188

Too is the second album released by the R&B band The . Band on the Tabu label in July 1981. It was produced by Sigidi. The album peaked at on the R&B albums chart. It also reached on the Billboard 200. The album yielded two Billboard R&B chart singles, "Do It Now (Part 1)" and "You" They peaked at and respectively. The album was digitally remastered and reissued on CD with bonus tracks in 2013 by Demon Music Group. Jason Bryant – keyboards, vocals.

Their second album, "Too", went to number 30 R&B in the summer of 1981. On the band's third album, "III", they worked with producer Leon Sylvers III and writers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Their breaking single, "High Hopes", hit number 25 R&B in the fall of 1982 while the album went to number 27 R&B in late 1982. Jam and Lewis took over the production duties on their fourth album, "On The Rise", scoring with the number two hit "Just Be Good To Me" and the number five beatbox ballad "Tell Me If You Still Care". In August 1994, former lead vocalist Mary Davis reunited with Abdul Ra'oof and together they reconstructed a new band with the same funky . sound, appearing on comedian Sinbad's HBO concert specials and Rhino's various-artists set United We Funk, issued October 5, 1999. All albums and singles listed below were issued on Tabu Records.

is the debut album released by the R&B band The . Band on the Tabu label in the summer of 1980. The album was a hit at nightclubs and "Take Your Time (Do It Right)" became a disco classic. The album peaked at on the R&B albums chart

Arranged By – Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew Arranged By – The . Band Written By – R. Williams Written-By – L. Price, R. Burkholder. B2. Are You Ready? Arranged By – Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew Arranged By – John Simpson Written-By – J. Simpson, M. Davis, Sigidi.

When a debut album is as promising as the . Band's first album, one fears the possibility of a sophomore slump - meaning that the second album won't live up to the promise of the first. Band's second album, does, in fact, find the Atlanta residents experiencing a bit of a sophomore slump. But "bit" is the operative word; Too is far from a disaster. Band's self-titled debut album of 1980 was superb, this 1981 follow-up is merely decent.

Tracklist: 01 - It's Along Way To The Top 02 - Do It Now 03 - There Is Not Limit 04 - You 05 - Stay 06 - Are You Ready 07 - Do You Know Where Your Children Are 08 - For The Brother That Aint Her 09 - Unborn Child 10 - How Can We Ever Get Back Toget (Bonus) 11 - Broken Promises (Bonus) 12 - Are You Ready (Bonus).

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 It's A Long Way To The Top
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred Wesley, SigidiArranged By [Rhythm] – Sigidi, The S.O.S. BandWritten-By – A. Carmichael*
4:12
2 Do It Now
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred Wesley, Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew*Arranged By [Rhythm] – Rhonghea*, SigidiWritten-By – Mbaji, Rhonghea*, Sigidi
7:03
3 There Is No Limit
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred Wesley, Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew*Arranged By [Rhythm] – Rhonghea*, SigidiWritten-By – J. Simpson*, M. Davis*, Rhonghea*, Sigidi
5:15
4 You
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred Wesley, Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew*Arranged By [Rhythm] – Bruno Speight, John Simpson*, SigidiWritten-By – A. Simpson*, B. Speight*, J. Simpson*, Sigidi
4:21
5 Stay
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred WesleyArranged By [Rhythm] – Sigidi, The S.O.S. BandWritten-By – L. Price*, R. Burkholder*, R. Williams*
4:31
6 Are You Ready?
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred Wesley, Sigidi, W. Sonny Killebrew*Arranged By [Rhythm] – John Simpson*, SigidiWritten-By – J. Simpson*, M. Davis*, Sigidi
5:01
7 Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred WesleyArranged By [Rhythm] – Bruno Speight, John Simpson*, SigidiWritten-By – B. Speight*, John Simpson*
3:30
8 For The Brothers That Ain't Here
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred WesleyArranged By [Rhythm] – Bruno Speight, John Simpson*, SigidiWritten-By – B. Speight*, John Simpson*
4:23
9 Unborn Child
Arranged By [Horns] – Fred WesleyArranged By [Rhythm] – Sigidi, The S.O.S. BandWritten-By – J. Seals*, L. Bogan*
3:45

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – David Majal Ii*
  • Arranged By [Strings] – Fred Wesley
  • Art Direction – 11:24 Design, Art Sims
  • Backing Vocals – Fredi Grace, Keith Rawls, Phyllis "Penny" Wanzo*, Rhonghea Southern, Rosalyn Sweeper*
  • Bass – John Alexander Simpson
  • Concertmaster [Atlanta] – Ben Picone*
  • Concertmaster [Los Angeles] – William Henderson
  • Design [Logo Sculpture] – Nick Fasciano
  • Drums – James Earl Jones*
  • Engineer [Assistant, Axis Sound Recorders, Atlanta, Ga] – Greg Webster, Les Horn
  • Engineer [Assistant, Ocean Way Recorders, Hollywood, Ca] – Mark Ettle*, Tony Chiappa
  • Engineer [Assistant, Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Ca] – Louis Summers
  • Engineer [Assistant, Rumbo Studios, Canoga Park, Ca] – Les Cooper
  • Engineer [Assistant, Spectrum Studios Venice, Ca] – Joe Q. Hall, Scott Skidmore
  • Engineer [Assistant, The Sound Castle, Los Angeles, Ca] – Mitch Gibson
  • Engineer [Assistant, Web Iv Studios, Atlanta, Ga] – Richard Wells
  • Engineer [Mix Assistant, Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles, Ca] – Peter Damski, Sabrina Buchanek
  • Executive-Producer – Admiral Clarence Avant*
  • Flute – W. Sonny Killebrew*
  • Guitar – Bruno Speight, Rhonghea Southern
  • Harp – Travis Biggs
  • Keyboards – Jason Bryant, Travis Biggs
  • Mastered By [Digitally] – Steve Marcussen*
  • Mixed By – Steve Williams
  • Percussion – Mary Davis, Darryl "Munyungo" Jackson*
  • Photography By [Back Cover] – David Randale
  • Photography By [Front Cover] – Don Miller
  • Producer – Sigidi
  • Recorded By – Steve Williams
  • Saxophone – Billy Ellis, W. Sonny Killebrew*
  • Trombone – Abdul Ra'oof, Fred Wesley
  • Trumpet – Abdul Ra'oof
  • Violin – Travis Biggs
  • Vocals – Abdul Ra'oof, Billy Ellis, Bruno Speight, James Earl Jones*, Jason Bryant, John Alexander Simpson, Mary Davis, W. Sonny Killebrew*

Notes

Strings recorded in Los Angeles and Atlanta
Digitally mixed at Larrabee Sound and Kendun Recorders with Spectrum Studios' Sony PCM 1600 Digital Recorder
Tabu Records Inc. ©1981 CBS Inc., ℗1981 CBS Inc., Manufactured and distributed by CBS Records, CBS Inc. ℗1981 CBS Inc. JASRAC, Release Date:1989-12-21

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 988009-500829
  • Barcode: 4988009500829

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FZ 37449 The S.O.S. Band The S.O.S. Band Too ‎(LP, Album) Tabu Records FZ 37449 US 1981
CDSOL-5212 The S.O.S. Band Too+3 ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) Solid Records CDSOL-5212 Japan 2013
FZ 37449 The S.O.S. Band The S.O.S. Band Too ‎(LP, Album) Tabu Records FZ 37449 Canada 1981
25AP 2141 The S.O.S. Band The S.O.S. Band Too ‎(LP, Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 2141 Japan 1981
7243 5 41216 2 3 The S.O.S. Band Too ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) The Right Stuff 7243 5 41216 2 3 US 2003