1973 Tavares – Check It Out

Check It Out is the debut studio album by American soul/R&B group Tavares, released in 1974 on the Capitol label.

The album peaked at No. 20 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 160 on the Billboard 200. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 5 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and “That’s the Sound That Lonely Makes”, which reached No. 10 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Tracks

1  If That’s the Way You Want It (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 02:53
2  Strangers In Dark Corners (Johnny Bristol) 03:59
That’s the Sound That Lonely Makes(Johnny Bristol; James Dean; John Glover) 03:46
Chect Ouk It(Floyd Butler; Billy Osborne) 03:31
5  Wish You Were With Me Mary (Johnny Bristol) 03:27
6  I’ll Never Say Never Again (Johnny Bristol) 02:38
7  Little Girl (Billy Preston) 06:01
8  Let’s Make the Best of What We Got (Bob Bowles) 03:38
9  I’m In Love (Bob Bowles) 03:59
10  Mama’s Little Girl (Dennis Lambert; Brian Potter) 03:10

Musicians

BassJames Jamerson Sr
DrumsJames Gadson
GuitarWah Wah Watson
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarDavid T Walker
KeyboardsMike Melvoin
PianoJoe Sample
PercussionBobbye Hall
PercussionGene Estes

Other Musicians

1 If That’s the Way You Want It

VocalsAntone Tavares


2 Strangers In Dark Corners

VocalsAntone Tavares
VocalsFeliciano Tavares


3 That’s the Sound That Lonely Makes

VocalsAntone Tavares
VocalsPerry Tavares


4 Check It Out

VocalsAntone Tavares


5 Wish You Were With Me Mary

VocalsPerry Tavares


6 I’ll Never Say Never Again

VocalsArthur Tavares


7 Little Girl

VocalsFeliciano Tavares


8 Let’s Make the Best of What We Got

VocalsFeliciano Tavares


9 I’m In Love

VocalsFeliciano Tavares


10 Mama’s Little Girl

VocalsRalph Vierra Tavares

Liner Notes

Producer – Johnny Bristol
Producer – Bob Bowles (Tracks 4, 9)
Arranged By – H.B. Barnum
Arranged By – Bob Bowles (Tracks 4, 9)
Coordinator (Album Coordinator) – Brian Panella
Conductor – H.B. Barnum
Conductor – Bob Bowles (Tracks 4, 9)
Engineer (Sound) – Greg Venable
Supervised By (Executive) – Larkin Arnold

Art Direction – John Hoernle
Photography By – Richard Rankin
Sleeve Notes – Al Jefferson

Recorded At Devonshire Studios
Mastered At Capitol Mastering
Pressed By Capitol Records Pressing Plant, Los Angeles
Manufactured By Capitol Records, Inc.
Record Company Capitol Industries, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) Capitol Records, Inc.