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The S.O.S. Band - S.O.S. III

  • The S.O.S. Band

    S.O.S. III LP (1982)

    Tabu Records

Ranked #192 in the Soul Strut 200

The S.O.S. Band's third album 1982's S.O.S. III featured a sophisticated roller funk sound thanks to legendary producer Leon Sylvers III (The Sylvers, Whispers, Brothers Johnson, etc).  Sylvers III along with producers Gene Dozier and brother Ricky orchestrated a solid album of tight, dry boogie tunes that are a nice balance of organic and electronic instrumentation.  The S.O.S. Band would later ditch the sound for 80s keyboards and drum machines working exclusively with R&B hit squad Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.  Jam and Lewis have a small involvement on this record penning the slap-happy old school hit "High Hopes".  Other highlights include the jazzy R&B of "Groovin' (That's What We're Doin')" and the robotic funk riffs of "Looking For You".  All in all, if you're looking for a solid modern soul / boogie album that won't break the bank, look no further.


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