#96: The S.O.S. Band ‘Take Your Time (Do It Right)’

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The S.O.S. Band will not only go down as one of the few bands in history to be able to bring a family reunion gathering to its feet, but for producing some of the most beloved R&B songs from the 1980's. Interestingly, the S.O.S. does not stand for the distress signal, but for Sounds of Success. Led by Mary Davis, this Atlanta-based band had their first #1 single "Take Your Time (Do It Right)," three years after their formation. Their string of hits include "Just be Good To Me," "Tell me (If You Still Care)," "The Finest," and other "Soul Train Line"-inducing jams. After bearing witness to one of their amazing stage shows, they were as tight as Prince's Revolution back in the day, and played like it was 1984. As anyone who has seen them perform live can attest, they still jam harder than most bands half their age. If the S.O.S. Band initially set out to make sounds of success, then they have...many times over. 

The S.O.S. Band: "Take Your Time (Do It Right)"

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8 Responses

  1. My father was, yesterday explaining how amazing groups were back in the day and how cheap it was to go see a concert.$6 and he mention SOS Band.Things just done change!But SOS Band is hot!Tell Me If You Still Care still sounds nice in my car.Love this group.

  2. This what I'm talkin' 'bout!

  3. Yes ma'am! How could I forget the SOS Band? Blasphemy. This song brings back a childhood memory.

  4. Oh yeah, that's the joint. In fact, have all of their stuff, but that's the one that started 'em off. Gonna drop that in the CD player now.

  5. One of my favorite groups, i mean come on, the KEYTAR?
    How about some of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis' finest work in my opinion..
    BEST of SOS is a must have

  6. Timeless ... still one of the baddest jams ever.

  7. I'm only 29 but the SOS Band has been and always will be one of my favorite groups. A lot of the groups coming out now need to take note of how it's done

  8. Yes! Bring back the R&B funk bands of the 70's and 80's. I miss that sound so much, I love the SOS band, and this song is a classic