S.O.S. Band

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": funk soul disco 80s rnb Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in 1977, the S.O.S. Band enjoyed a long run of hits on the US R&B charts during the 80s. The group originally consisted of Mary Davis (vocals, keyboards), Jason ‘T.C.’ Bryant (keyboards), Billy R. Ellis (saxophone) and James Earl Jones III (drums). They performed regularly, as Sounds Of Santa Monica, at Lamar’s Regal Room in Atlanta where they were discovered by Milton Lamar, the club’s owner, who later became their manager. The group signed to the independent Tabu Records and soon added new members Willie ‘Sonny’ Killebrew (saxophone, flute), John Simpson III (bass, keyboards) and Bruno Speight (guitar). The group then changed its name to the S.O.S. Band and teamed up with songwriter/producer Sigidi Adullah. Performing in the then popular funk style, the band began to amass a catalogue of US hits in 1980, with ‘Take Your Time (Do It Right) Part 1’ rising to number 1 on the R&B chart...

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