Something Special (The Sylvers album)

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Something Special
Something Special Sylvers album cover.jpg
Studio album by The Sylvers
Released November 9, 1976
Recorded 1975–1976
Total Experience Recording Studios
United/Western Studios
Hollywood, California
Genre Soul, Disco
Label Capitol Records
Producer Freddie Perren
The Sylvers chronology
Showcase
(1975)
Something Special
(1976)
New Horizons
(1977)

Something Special is the fifth album by the Los Angeles, California-based R&B group The Sylvers.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Released in November, 1976, this was the family's second album for Capitol Records, and their fifth album overall. Produced by Freddie Perren, "Something Special" would be the last album in which the Sylvers would team with the veteran producer.

Two singles were released from this set: "Hot Line" peaked at #3, and "High School Dance" peaked at #6.

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Freddie Perren and Kenneth St. Lewis, except where noted.[2]
  1. "Hot Line" (4:32)
  2. "Got to Have You (For My Very Own)" (Leon Sylvers III, Ricky Sylvers) (4:16)
  3. "Now I Want You" (2:46)
  4. "Ain't No Doubt About It" (3:55)
  5. "Shake 'Um Up" (2:59)
  6. "Mista Guitar Man" (5:00)
  7. "Lovin' You Is Like Lovin' the Wind" (3:12)
  8. "High School Dance" (Edmund Sylvers, James Sylvers, Leon Sylvers III, Ricky Sylvers) (3:49)
  9. "That's What Love Is Made Of" (Leon Sylvers III) (3:19)
  10. "Disco Showdown" (Leon Sylvers III, James Sylvers) (2:53)

Personnel[edit]

  • Freddie Perren - producer, writer
  • Larkin Arnold - executive producer
  • Kenneth St. Lewis - writer
  • Chuck Rainey - bass
  • Leon Sylvers III - bass, writer
  • Scott Edwards - bass
  • James Gadson - drums
  • Mike Brown – drums
  • Robert Bowles - guitar
  • Frank Wire - guitar
  • Ricky Sylvers – guitar, writer
  • Greg Bryant - keyboards
  • John Barnes - keyboards
  • Sylvester Rivers – keyboards
  • Bob Zimitti - percussion
  • Bradie Speller – percussion
  • Larry Miles - recording engineer, mixing
  • George Blair - assistant engineer
  • George Belle - assistant engineer
  • Roy Kohara - art direction
  • Raul Vega - photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (1976) Peak
position
Billboard Pop Albums[3] 80
Billboard Top Soul Albums[3] 13

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
1976 "Hot Line" 5 3
1977 "High School Dance" 17 6

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. The Sylvers: Something Special > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  2. ^ The Sylvers - Something Special (LP liner notes). Capitol Records. ST-11580
  3. ^ a b "The Sylvers US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17. 
  4. ^ "The Sylvers US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-17.