Devil's Gun (album)

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Devil's Gun
C.J. & Company Devil's Gun album.jpg
Studio album by
Released1977
RecordedPAC 3 Recording Company
(Dearborn, Michigan)
Hollywood Sound Recorders
(Hollywood, California)
GenreSoul, disco
LabelWestbound
ProducerMike Theodore, Dennis Coffey
C. J. & Company chronology
Devil's Gun
(1977)
Deadeye Dick
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Devil's Gun is the debut studio album recorded by American disco group C. J. & Company, released in 1977 on the Westbound label.

Chart performance[edit]

The album peaked at No. 12 on the R&B albums chart. It also reached No. 60 on the Billboard 200. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 2 on the Hot Soul Singles chart and No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, and "We Got Our Own Thing", which charted at No. 93 on the Hot Soul Singles chart . Both tracks, along with the track "Sure Can't Go to the Moon", peaked at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Connie Durden, Charles Clark, Cornelius Brown, Jr., Joni Tolbert, Mike Theodore, Curtis Durden, Dennis Coffey, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Devil's Gun"Barry Green, Ron Roker, Gerry Shury7:14
2."We Got Our Own Thing" 9:30
Side two
No.TitleLength
3."Free to Be Me"5:03
4."Get a Groove in Order to Move"5:11
5."Sure Can't Go to the Moon"7:30

Personnel[edit]

C.J. & Company

  • Cornelius Brown, Jr.
  • Joni Tolbert
  • Connie Durden
  • Curtis Durden
  • Charles Clark

Additional Musicians/Personnel

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
[2]
U.S. Billboard Top LPs 60
U.S. Billboard Top Soul LPs 12
Singles
Year Single Peaks
US
[2]
US
R&B

[2]
US
Dan

[2]
1977 "Devil's Gun" 36 2 1
"We Got Our Own Thing" 93
"Sure Can't Go to the Moon"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Devil's Gun review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  2. ^ a b c d "US Charts > C.J. & Company". Billboard. Retrieved 30 October 2017.

External links[edit]