Keeping Time

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Keeping Time
Studio album by Paul Jabara
Released May 1978
Genre Disco
Label Casablanca NBLP 7102
Producer Bob Esty
Paul Jabara chronology
Shut Out
(1977)Shut Out1977
Keeping Time
The Third Album
(1979)The Third Album1979

Keeping Time is the second studio album by American actor, singer and songwriter Paul Jabara.[1]

The album which was released on Casablanca Records in 1978 includes Jabara's song "Trapped in a Stairway" from the movie Thank God It's Friday, his own version of the Grammy Award winning "Last Dance" (originally recorded by Donna Summer) as well as the duets "Something's Missing" (with Summer) and "Take Good Care of My Baby / What's a Girl to Do" (with Pattie Brooks). The lead single from the album was "Dancin' (Lift Your Spirits Higher)". Betty Lederer from Billboard, elected "Pleasure Island" as the best cut of the album,[2] the magazine also choose the album as the best Disco album of the week, giving it a favorable review.[3] The album peaked at #27 in the National Disco Action Top 40.[4]

Keeping Time was released on CD by Gold Legion in 2011.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
  1. "Didn't the Time Go Fast" - 4:17
  2. "Saturday Matinee" - 3:24
  3. "Trapped in a Stairway" (from the Original Soundtrack Album Thank God It's Friday) - 3:13
  4. "Take Good Care of My Baby / What's a Girl to Do" (duet with Pattie Brooks) - 4:47
  5. "Dancin' (Lift Your Spirits Higher)" - 3:39
Side two
  1. "Last Dance" - 3:10
  2. "Pleasure Island" - 10:40
  3. "Something's Missing" (duet with Donna Summer) - 3:02


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hold on... For Dear Life!. New York Media, LLC. 9 October 1978. pp. 32–. ISSN 0028-7369. 
  2. ^ Lederer, Barry (12 August 1978). Billboard - Disco Mix. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 78–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  3. ^ Billboard's Top Album Peaks. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 19 August 1978. pp. 69–. ISSN 0006-2510. 
  4. ^ Billboard - National Disco Action Top 40. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 9 September 1978. pp. 41–. ISSN 0006-2510.