Go for It (Shalamar album)

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Go for It
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Studio album by Shalamar
Released August 28, 1981
Recorded 1979-1980 at Studio Masters, Los Angeles, CA
Genre R&B
Length 39:03
Label SOLAR
Producer Leon Sylvers III, Jeffrey Daniel
Shalamar chronology
Three for Love
(1980)
Go for It
(1981)
Friends
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA- [2]

Go for It is the fifth album by American R&B group Shalamar, released in 1981 on the SOLAR label. The album features the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley).

Daniel has confirmed that Go For It and Friends were recorded at the same time. For distribution purposes, SOLAR was in the process of leaving RCA Records and joining Elektra Records, but still owed a final Shalamar album to RCA: Go for It was that album, while Friends became the first to be delivered to WEA. Go for It received indifferent promotion from RCA, and the garish cover-art was also the subject of negative comment. Only one single ("Sweeter as the Days Go By") was issued, and the album peaked at #18 on the R&B chart and #115 on the Billboard chart.

In 2002, Go for It was re-released by Sanctuary Records in the United Kingdom in a Double CD package with Friends.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Go for It"Jeffrey Daniel5:29
2."Appeal"Jeffrey Daniel5:20
3."The Final Analysis"Jeffrey Daniel3:23
4."You've Got Me Running"Howard Hewett, James Ingram3:57
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Sweeter as the Days Go By"Linda Carriere, Ricky Smith3:47
6."Talk to Me"Glen Barbee, Jody Watley6:14
7."Good Feelings"William Shelby, Howard Hewett, Wardell Potts, Jr.4:20
8."Rocker"Jeffrey Daniel6:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass –Jeffrey Daniel, Ernest Biles, James Davis, Leon Sylvers III
  • Cello – Christine Ermacoff, Edgar Lustgarten, Harry Shlutz, Marie Fera
  • ClavinetKevin Spencer, William Shelby
  • Congas – Greg "Popeye" Dawkins
  • Drums – Freeman Brown, Gerald Thompson, Wardell Potts
  • Fender Rhodes electric piano – Kossi Gardner, William Shelby
  • Guitar – Ernest Reed, Fred Rheimert, Steve Shockley
  • Keyboards – "Gip" Nobels, Gene Dozier, Joey Gallo, John Barnes, Kevin Spencer, Kossi Gardner, Ron Artists, William Shelby
  • Organ – Kossi Gardner
  • Percussion – Fred Lewis, Greg "Popeye" Dawkins, Leon Sylvers III
  • Violin – Brian Leanord, David Johnson, Jerry Vinci, Ilkka Talvi, Irma Newman, Norman Carr, Norman Leonard, Reginald Hill, Ronald Fulsom, Sheldon Sanou

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Year Chart Position
1981 U.S. Album Chart 115
1981 Top R&B/Black Albums 18

Single[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1981 Sweeter as the Days Go By Hot Soul Singles 19

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Shalamar – Go for It". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Shalamar - Go for It". Robert Christgau. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

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