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Jun 15th, 2013 19:22pm
 SOS band: Just Be Good to Me

Sounds of Success

I remember seeing the SOS band regularly in the eighties, quite often playing Hammersmith Odeon (as it was called then). The R&B scene was in full effect, regular tours from Zapp Band, The Fatback Band, The Gap Band and Cameo established a relatively underground scene. Renowned record label Tabu Records focused on R&B and funk and by the mid 80's had established themselves as one of the leaders of the pack. Working with Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis was an inspiration, they brought in Cherelle and Alexander O'Neal who both had hit albums and of course the massive hit single Saturday Love. Tabu are now re-releasing lots of those old albums on digital format including all the classic SOS Band LPs.

The SOS band, founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 1977, fronted by Mary Davis, had a hit with Take Your Time (Do It Right) in 1980. In 1983, they joined forces with the new production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, who went on to craft a string of R&B hits for the group, including this seminal classic Just Be Good to Me from the bands 1983 On The Rise LP as well as High Hopes, Tell Me If You Still Care, Weekend Girl, Borrowed Love, No One's Gonna Love You, Just the Way You Like It and The Finest.

Jam and Lewis' distinctive production sound went on to create mainstream hits for the likes of Janet Jackson, The Human League, George Michael, Mariah Carey and many more.


Categories: R'n'B, Soul
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