Check It Out (album)

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Check It Out
Tavares Check It Out album.jpg
Studio album by Tavares
Released January 1974
Studio Devonshire Sound Studios
(North Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B, soul
Length 36:27
Label Capitol
Producer Johnny Bristol, Robert Bowles
Tavares chronology
Check It Out
Hard Core Poetry
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

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

Commercial performance[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If That's the Way You Want It" Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter 2:49
2. "Strangers in Dark Corners" Johnny Bristol 3:57
3. "That's the Sound That Lonely Makes" Johnny Bristol, James Dean, John Glover 3:42
4. "Check It Out" Floyd Butler, Billy Osborn 3:25
5. "Wish You Were With Me Mary" Johnny Bristol 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. "I'll Never Say Never Again" Johnny Bristol 2:35
7. "Little Girl" Billy Preston 5:58
8. "Let's Make the Best of What We Got" Johnny Bristol, George Leovy, Jimmy David, Max Hoch 3:34
9. "I'm in Love" Bob Bowles 3:58
10. "Mama's Little Girl" Dennis Lambert, Brian Potter 3:05




Chart (1974) Peaks
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 160
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 20


Year Single Peaks

1973 "Check It Out" 35 5
1974 "That's the Sound That Lonely Makes" 70 10


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Check It Out review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  2. ^ a b c "US Charts > Tavares". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 

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