Take Me to the Next Phase

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"Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)"
Single by The Isley Brothers
from the album Showdown

"Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 2)"

"Tell Me When You Need it Again" (12" single)
Released March, 1978
Format 7"
Genre R&B, Funk

6:05 (extended 12" version)
5:10 (album version)

4:12 (radio edit)
Label T-Neck
Writer(s) Rudolph Isley
O'Kelly Isley, Jr.
Ronald Isley
Ernie Isley
Marvin Isley
Chris Jasper
Producer(s) The Isley Brothers
The Isley Brothers singles chronology
"Voyage to Atlantis"
"Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)"
"Groove with You"

"Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)" was a hit song for R&B/funk band The Isley Brothers. The song has the sound of a live stadium recording, but it was created entirely in a recording studio. Ernie and Marvin Isley plus Chris Jasper laid the foot stomps and some of the crowd noises across 24 recording tracks.[1] Released from their hit 1978 album, Showdown, the single spent 2 weeks at number one on the R&B singles chart. However, it never managed to cross over to the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.[2]


  1. ^ allmusic
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 278. 

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Preceded by
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" by Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
Billboard's Hot Soul Singles number one single
May 13–20, 1978
Succeeded by
"Use ta Be My Girl" by The O'Jays