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Performer: Commodores
Genre: Soul and Funk music
Title: Hot On The Tracks
Country: US
Released: 1976
Style: Funk, Soul
FLAC version ZIP size: 1431 mb
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Hot on the Tracks is the fourth studio album by the Commodores, released by Motown Records in 1976. It includes the Top Ten single "Just to Be Close to You". The album was the band's first to make top the R&B albums chart, where it stayed for six non-consecutive weeks, and peaked two positions below the Top 10 on the pop albums chart. Side One. "Let's Get Started" - (Lionel Richie, Milan Williams, Walter Orange, Ronald La Pread, Thomas McClary, William King) – 3:55.

All tunes published through Jobete Music Co. Inc. & Commodores Entertainment Publishing Corp. Hollywood, California 90028.

1976's Hot on the Tracks was the Commodores' fourth album, and it was also the last album they recorded before becoming a major crossover act. From 1977 on, the Commodores were as big among pop and adult contemporary audiences as they were with R&B audiences. That isn't to say that pop fans ignored them before 1977; "Just to Be Close to You," the single that Hot on the Tracks is best known for, reached number seven on Billboard's pop singles chart as well as number one on its R&B singles chart

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Commodores is the fifth studio album by the Commodores, released in 1977. The album spent eight weeks at the top of the R&B/soul albums chart, the second of their albums to do so, and was their first Top 5 pop album. There is also a previously released extended version. Commodores chronology. Hot on the Tracks (1976). With Walter Orange's squeaking/growling voice on the lead, and Ronald LaPread's roundtone bassline, this track peaked on the . Hot 100 at and the . R&B Chart at As their second single, "Brick House" helped to propel the Commodores into the spotlight as a leading R&B ac. .In contrast to "Brick House", " Easy " is a pop-soul ballad with mellow vocals by Lionel Richie with a Southern country twist.

This album is miles away from previous offerings like CAUGHT IN THE ACT, MOVIN' ON, HOT ON THE TRACKS and the group's self-titled LP that contained smoldering funk and deep, infectious grooves, so don't expect to find much of that here. However, this album does has some highlights worth hearing. The writing may have been on the wall, as far as Richie's future with his Alabama homies when this album was recorded

Top Album: Commodores. Career Highlight: They are nicknamed the Black Beatles for a while, such is their global popularity. The line-up evolves with Walter Orange on drums, Thomas McClary on guitar, Milan Williams on keyboards, Ronald LaPread on bass, William King on trumpet and Lionel Richie on saxophone. In ’68, they play a variety of venues in New York, booked by Benny Ashburn, a liquor marketing man who aspires to be their manager. They cut tracks with producer Swamp Dogg, but none disturbs the charts. Meanwhile, an up-and-coming Motown executive of Ashburn’s acquaintance, Suzanne de Passe, needs an act to open for the Jackson 5 on tour.

Commodores new songs, albums, biography, chart history, photos, videos, news, and more on Billboard, the go-to source for what's hot in music. Hot 100. Ranked by performance on chart. 2 No. 1 Hits 10 Top 10 Hits 25 Songs. 4 of 25. Oh No.

Tracklist

A1 Let's Get Started 3:55
A2 Girl I Think The World About You 4:32
A3 High On Sunshine 4:24
A4 Just To Be Close To You 6:22
B1 Fancy Dancer 4:29
B2 Come Inside 3:44
B3 Thumpin' Music 3:24
B4 Quick Draw 4:18
B5 Can't Let You Tease Me 3:15

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Eastronics Ltd.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Frank Mulvey
  • Producer – Commodores, James Carmichael*

Notes

Product of Eastronics Ltd. Israel
℗ 1976 Motown Record Corporation © 1976 Motown Record Corporation. Hollywood, California 90028.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M6-867S1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album, Mon) Motown M6-867S1 US 1976
FL 2788 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL 2788 Taiwan Unknown
28.251-1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album) Motown 28.251-1 Spain 1976
M6-867P1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album) Motown M6-867P1 Canada 1976
SUP-789 Commodores A toda maquina (Hot On The Tracks) ‎(LP, Album, Mon) Tamla Motown SUP-789 Argentina 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Let's Get Started
Written-By – L. Richie*, M. Williams*, R. LaPread*, T. McClary*, W. Orange*, W. King*
3:55
A2 Girl I Think The World About You
Written-By – L. Richie*, T. McClary*
4:32
A3 High On Sunshine
Written-By – L. Richie*, T. McClary*
4:24
A4 Just To Be Close To You
Written-By – L. Richie*
6:22
B1 Fancy Dancer
Written-By – L. Richie*, R. LaPread*
4:29
B2 Come Inside
Written-By – L. Richie*, T. McClary*
3:44
B3 Thumpin' Music
Written-By – W. King*
3:24
B4 Quick Draw
Written-By – M. Williams*
4:18
B5 Can't Let You Tease Me
Written-By – W. Orange*
3:15

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – EMI Electrola
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Motown Record Corporation
  • Distributed By – EMI Electrola GmbH
  • Made By – EMI Electrola GmbH
  • Printed By – 4P Nicolaus GMBH
  • Recorded At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Mixed At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Mastered At – Motown Recording Studios
  • Published By – Jobete Music Co., Inc.
  • Published By – Commodores Entertainment Publishing Corp.

Credits

  • Art Direction – Frank Mulvey
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – Jane Clark
  • Engineer [Mastering Engineer] – Jack Andrews
  • Engineer [Recording & Mixing Engineer] – Cal "RE20" Harris*
  • Executive-Producer – Benjamin Ashburn
  • Illustration – Michael Steirnagle
  • Management – Benjamin Ashburn & Associates, Inc.*
  • Producer, Arranged By – Commodores, James Carmichael*
  • Synthesizer [Le Connoiseur Extraordinaire Dela Synthesizeur!] – Cal Harris

Notes

All tunes published through Jobete Music Co. Inc. & Commodores Entertainment Publishing Corp. (ASCAP)
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Motown Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA

Made & Printed in Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 97 908-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 97 908-B-1
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0363

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M6-867S1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album, Mon) Motown M6-867S1 US 1976
FL 2788 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) First Record FL 2788 Taiwan Unknown
28.251-1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album) Motown 28.251-1 Spain 1976
M6-867P1 Commodores Hot On The Tracks ‎(LP, Album) Motown M6-867P1 Canada 1976
SUP-789 Commodores A toda maquina (Hot On The Tracks) ‎(LP, Album, Mon) Tamla Motown SUP-789 Argentina 1977