Something Special (The Sylvers album)

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Something Special
Studio album by The Sylvers
Released November 9, 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Soul Disco
Label Capitol Records
Producer Freddie Perren
The Sylvers chronology
Showcase
(1975)
Something Special
(1976)
New Horizons
(1977)

Something Special is the fifth album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group The Sylvers.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Released in November, 1976, this was the family's second album for Capitol Records, and their fifth album overall. Produced by Freddie Perren, "Something Special" would be the last album in which the Sylvers would team with the veteran producer.

Two singles were released from this set: "Hot Line" peaked at #3, and "High School Dance" peaked at #6.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hot Line" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  2. "Got to Have You (For My Very Own)" (Leon Sylvers III, Ricky Sylvers)
  3. "Now I Want You" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  4. "Ain't No Doubt About It" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  5. "Shake 'Um Up" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  6. "Mista Guitar Man" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  7. "Lovin' You Is Like Lovin' the Wind" (Freddie Perren, Kenneth St. Lewis)
  8. "High School Dance" (Edmund Sylvers, James Sylvers, Leon Sylvers III, Ricky Sylvers)
  9. "That's What Love Is Made Of" (Leon Sylvers III)
  10. "Disco Showdown" (Leon Sylvers III, James Sylvers)

Personnel[edit]

  • Chuck Rainey, Leon Sylvers III, Scott Edwards – bass
  • James Gadson, Mike Brown – drums
  • Robert Bowles, Frank Wire, Ricky Sylvers – guitar
  • Greg Bryant, John Barnes, Sylvester Rivers – keyboards
  • Bob Zimitti, Brady Speller – percussion

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 80
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
1976 "Hot Line" 5 3
1977 "High School Dance" 17 6

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