June 6: The S.O.S. Band Released Its ‘S.O.S.’ LP On This Day In 1980

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By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: Tabu Records

The S.O.S. LP was the debut album of The S.O.S. Band, a notable classic R&B group. According to Album of the Year, this full-length effort’s debut was distributed by Tabu Records on June 6, 1980. Sigidi Abdullah produced all of the tracks for the album.

The S.O.S. Band’s 14-track album provided hits for the dance floors of clubs everywhere.  The disco anthem “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” was released as a single. On the R&B albums charts, the album reached No. 2. In addition, it charted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200. The album produced the number-one R&B song “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” on Billboard. The S.O.S. Band recorded this album in two distinct studio sites in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tracks were laid down at Web IV Studios and at Apogee Studios, Axis Studios.

The song also peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, and No. 51 on the UK Singles Chart. Two following singles, “S.O.S. (Dit Dit Dit Dash Dash Dash Dit Dit Dit)” and “What’s Wrong with Our Love Affair?” also landed on the R&B chart, peaking at the number 20 and 87 spots respectively.

The S.O.S. Band’s 1980 LP was mastered again in digital sound and reproduced in CD form containing previously unreleased songs in 2013, courtesy of the Demon Music Group.

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