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Among the most popular groups of the mid- 70s through the early 80s, the brothers Tavares made an incredible nine albums for Capitol Records between 1974 and 1980.The quintet from New Bedford, Massachusetts recorded their second and third albums with the production and song-writing team of Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter (coming off hits with The Four Tops), enjoying major breakthrough success with, 1975’s IN THE CITY.Incredibly, IN THE CITY has never been reissued on CD and SoulMusic.com Records is immensely proud to be making this great album available again. IN THE CITY includes three Top 15 R&B hits, the ballad The Love I Never Had, a cover of rock group Edgar Winter’s Free Ride and the massive dance/pop and R&B smash, It Only Takes A Minute which reached the No. 1 slot on the US R&B charts, No. 2 on the dance music charts and No. 10 on the Hot 100.Key cuts include a cover of Average White Band’s Nothing You Can Do, the Tavares-penned title track and soul ballad Fool’s Hall Of Fame. Bonus tracks on this expanded edition include the US single and an extended remix of It Only Takes A Minute.Notes by SoulMusic.com founder David Nathan include 2011 quotes from Chubby Tavares, specifically for this reissue, making its worldwide CD debut.
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