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S.O.S. Band

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA (1977 – present)

The S.O.S. Band is an American / musical ensemble, founded in Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 1977. The “SOS” acronym stands not for “Save Our Souls”, but for “Sounds of Success”.

The band, fronted by Mary Davis, was initially famous for the post-disco hit “Take Your Time (Do It Right)” in 1979. In 1982, they joined forces with then-new production team Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, who went on to craft a string of R&B hits for the group, including “Just Be Good to Me”, “Tell Me If You Still Care”, “Feeling”, and “Borrowed Love”.

The Jam/Lewis produced SOS Band hits are notable for popularizing the use of the Roland TR-808 drum machine (and its distinctive cowbell sound) in popular music. The group continues to tour and perform to this day.

In “The Finest” the male singer is no other than Alexander O’Neal.

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  • madboy

    Soooooo many classics

    17 Apr 4:28am Reply
  • weastcoast

    love them!

    8 Jun 2013 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    The original "Just Be Good To Me"!!! Been listening to Deborah Cox's version for oh, a dozen years and knew I heard another version on the radio a long time ago. Finally found it!!! It's odd that it was so hard to do...

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • AntBeeMomofuku

    The group was never the same after Mary Davis left, although I do like High Hopes with the new line-up.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • s0uLmAtE

    One of the bands who let me fall in love to r&b Music as i was i child... And if i'm honest, i'll never stop listen to their fantastic music till i die!

    5 Feb 2013 Reply
  • musicalgoblin

    One of the best groups around.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • JNez

    so much flytetyme funk to choose from!! i'll start with 'just the way you like it,' then 'even when you sleep' 'the finest,' 'sands of time,' 'tell me if you still care,''just be good to me,' 'weekend girl,' 'borrowed love,' & 'no one's gonna love you.' jams!!!

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • DolceLamuuu

    what luck to be grow up from parents and family completely full for funky music!!!

    15 Jun 2012 Reply
  • SilverLady616

    awesome!!

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • post13scriptum

    Disco!)

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • drastic67

    just the way u like it @newjillswing

    1 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Coop_R

    No One's Gonna Love You is a pop masterpiece.

    5 May 2011 Reply
  • a_theorem

    Just the way you like it should be top

    17 Apr 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    Borrowed Love <3

    14 Mar 2011 Reply
  • newjillswing

    Weekend Girl <3

    6 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Coop_R

    This music makes me feel good.

    7 Feb 2011 Reply
  • GFX101

    love their music. No Ones Gonna Love You <3

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • JaapStobbe

    One of the few funk bands with a unique 80's sound... not the standard crap!

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • toco-tucan

    "High Hopes", "The Finest", "Borrowed Love" - these songs are beautiful!

    2 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Claudiar71

    The Finest [2]

    10 Oct 2010 Reply
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