1981 Tavares – Loveline

Loveline is the tenth album by the American soul/R&B group Tavares, produced by Alan Abrahams and released in 1981 on the Capitol label. It is the last album that Tavares recorded for Capitol after a nine-year association which covered their whole recording career to that date. The group moved to RCA for their last two albums.

Loveline is Tavares’ second successive album to fail to register on either the pop or the R&B top 100.


1  Keep On (Kashif; Paul Laurence) 3:38
2  Turn Out The Nightlight (Andrew Woolfolk; Bunny Hull) 4:41
3  Better Love (Charles Fearing; Laythan Carl Armor) 4:37
4  God Bless You (Brenda Russell) 4:41
5  Touché (Alan Abrahams; Charles Fearing; Laythan Carl Armor) 3:34
6  Loveline (Kashif; Paul Laurence) 4:19
7  Don’t Want To Fool You (Brenda Russell) 5:10
8  House Of Music (Doug James; Sandy Linzer) 4:15
9  Right Back In Your Arms Again (Al Jarreau; Patrick Henderson) 3:38
10  Right On Time (Kashif) 3:27



BassNathan East
DrumsKenny Elliot
GuitarCharles Fearing
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsLaythan Carl Armor
SynthesizerMichael Lewis
PercussionAlan Abrahams

Other Musicians

1 Keep On

VocalsChubby Tavares
VocalsTiny Tavares

2 Turn Out The Nightlight

SaxErnie Watts
VocalsButch Tavares

3 Better Love

Guitar (solo)Elliott Randall
VocalsChubby Tavares

4 God Bless You

SaxErnie Watts
VocalsButch Tavares
VocalsPooch Tavares
VocalsRalph Tavares

5 Touché

Guitar (solo)Buzzy Feiten
VocalsTiny Tavares

6 Loveline

VocalsButch Tavares

7 Don’t Want To Fool You

Guitar (solo)Elliott Randall
VocalsChubby Tavares
VocalsTiny Tavares

8 House Of Music

VocalsTiny Tavares

9 Right Back In Your Arms Again

VocalsPooch Tavares

10 Right On Time

VocalsButch Tavares

Liner Notes

Producer – Alan Abrahams
Arranged By (Horns) – Greg Mathieson
Arranged By (Strings) – Gene Page
Engineer (Recording) (Assistant) – Ben Rogers, John Rosenthal
Mixed By – Alan Abrahams
Recorded By – Mark Smith

Art Direction, Design – Rod Dyer, Inc.
Photography By – Ron Slenzak

Mixed At Producers Workshop, Hollywood, CA
Recorded At Producers Workshop, Hollywood, CA
Manufactured By – Capitol Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Capitol Records, Inc.
Copyright (c) – Capitol Records, Inc.