Switch (Switch album)

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Switch
Studio album by Switch
Released 1978
Recorded 1978
Genre R&B, Soul
Length 32:19
Label Gordy Records
Producer Jermaine Jackson, Bobby DeBarge, Gregory Williams, Jody Sims, Greg Wright, The Bewley Brothers, Michael B. Sutton,
Switch chronology
Pall Mall Groove
(1977)
Switch
(1978)
Switch II
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Switch is the first album by R&B band, Switch, released in 1978. It is also their first on the Motown subsidiary Gordy. After recording as White Heat and Hot Ice, this gave them the commercial breakthrough they desired with hits like "There'll Never Be" and "I Wanna Be Closer".

Track listing[edit]

  1. I Wanna Be With You - (Bobby DeBarge)
  2. There'll Never Be - (Bobby DeBarge)
  3. I Wanna Be Closer - (Jermaine Jackson)
  4. We Like to Party...Come On - (Bobby DeBarge, Gregory Williams)
  5. Fever - (Greg Wright, Ronnie Vann)
  6. You Pulled a Switch - (Greg Wright, Ronnie Vann)
  7. It's So Real - (Michael B. Sutton, Brenda Sutton)
  8. Somebody's Watching You - (Jody Sims)

Personnel[edit]

Switch[edit]

  • Bobby DeBarge - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Drums
  • Tommy DeBarge - Bass, Backing Vocals
  • Phillip Ingram - Lead Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Jody Sims - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
  • Gregory Williams - Trumpet, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Eddie Fluellen - Keyboards, String Ensemble, Trombone, Backing Vocals

Guitarists[edit]

  • Lil' David Podis, Mike McGloiry, Ronnie Vann - Guitar

Charts[edit]

Year Album Chart positions[2]
US US
R&B
1978 Switch 37 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[3]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1978 "There'll Never Be" 36 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r2158107/review
  2. ^ "Switch US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Switch US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 

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