Too Hot to Handle (Heatwave album)

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Too Hot To Handle
Too hot to handle heatwave album.jpeg
North American artwork
Studio album by Heatwave
Released 1976 (UK)
May 30, 1977 (US)
Recorded 1976 at Audio International Studio, London, UK
Genre R&B, Funk, Disco
Length 38:36
Label GTO (UK)
Epic (US)
Producer Barry Blue
Heatwave chronology
Too Hot To Handle
(1976)
Central Heating
(1978)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Too Hot to Handle is the debut album by funk-disco band Heatwave, released in 1976 on the GTO label in the UK and in 1977 on the Epic label in the US. It was produced by Barry Blue.

The album was remastered and reissued with bonus tracks in 2015 by Big Break Records.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Rod Temperton.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Too Hot to Handle" 3:44
2. "Boogie Nights" 5:03
3. "Ain't No Half Steppin'" 5:09
4. "Always and Forever" 6:14
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Super Soul Sister" 3:56
6. "All You Do Is Dial" 4:11
7. "Lay It on Me" 3:16
8. "Sho'nuff Must Be Luv" 4:05
9. "Beat Your Booty" 3:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Johnnie Wilder, Jr. – lead (3-9) and backing vocals, percussion
  • Keith Wilder – lead vocals (1, 2)
  • Eric Johns – guitars, solo
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizer
  • Mario Mantese – bass guitar
  • Ernest (Bilbo) Berger – drums, percussion
  • Jacquez Jones- Vocals

Charts[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
positions
UK Albums Chart[2] 46
Billboard Top LPs[3] 11
Billboard Top Soul LPs[3] 5

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart
positions
UK
[2]
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
1976 "Ain't No Half Steppin'"
"Super Soul Sister"
1977 "Boogie Nights" 2 2 5
"Too Hot to Handle" / "Slip Your Disc to This" 15
"Always And Forever" 9 18 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. Too Hot to Handle > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
  2. ^ a b "UK Charts > Heatwave". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b c d "US Charts > Heatwave". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 

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