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Chapter 8 is the debut studio album by the Detroit, Michigan-based group Chapter 8. It was released in 1979. It was their only album to include lead vocals from Anita Baker before she went on to solo stardom. The album for the company that was little noticed, except for the Baker-led minor hit single "Ready for Your Love".[2][3][4] The single, written by David Washington, prefigured Baker's solo career in a duet with bandmate Gerald Lyles, backed by Michael Powell on guitar and Courtten Hale on sax.[5][6][7]

Chapter 8
Chapter 8 (album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1979
Recorded1979
GenreSoul
LabelAriola
ProducerDerek Dirckson and Michael J. Powell
Chapter 8 chronology
Chapter 8
(1979)
This Love's for Real
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Don't You Like It" - (Michael J. Powell) 4:46
  2. "Ready for Your Love" - (David Washington) 4:34
  3. "Come On Dance With Me" - (Derek Dirckson) 3:43
  4. "We Need Love" - (Powell) 5:46
  5. "I Go Disco" - (Dirckson) 5:15
  6. "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" - (Powell) 5:07
  7. "Come And Boogie" - (Powell, Washington) 3:54
  8. "Let's Get Together" - (Powell) 3:38

ChartsEdit

Chart (1979) Peak
position
Billboard Top LPs & Tape[8] 132
Top Soul LPs (Billboard)[8] 40

SinglesEdit

Year Single US
R&B
[9]
1979 "I Just Wanna Be Your Girl" 81
"Ready for Your Love" 38
1980 "Don't You Like It" 55

"Ready for Your Love" was Chapter 8's first hit on the R&B chart in the United States.[2] The hit single, written by bassist David Washington, is mainly remembered for prefiguring the solo career of Anita Baker in a duet with bandmate Gerald Lyles, backed by Michael Powell on guitar and Courtten Hale on sax.[5][6][7]

SamplesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chapter 8". AllMusic. Retrieved February 9, 2012.
  2. ^ a b Joel Whitburn - The Billboard Book of Top 40 R & B and Hip-hop Hits 0823082830 2006 - Page 96 "CHAPTER 8 Group from Detroit, Michigan: Anita Baker (female vocals), Gerald Lyles (male vocals), Michael Powell (guitar), Courrlen Hale ... Ready For Your Love Ariola America 7763 Capitol 44170 2."
  3. ^ The soulful divas David Nathan - 1999 Page 348 "Chapter 8 spent the next few years playing gigs in and around the Motor City, building a solid reputation for its heady ... hit the streets in the fall of 1979 and yielded two R&B chart singles, "Ready for Your Love" and "I Just Want to Be Your Girl." "
  4. ^ Stars of soul and rhythm & blues Lee Hildebrand - 1994 " In 1978, Baker joined a ten-piece club band called Chapter 8. ... album for the company that was little noticed, except for the Baker-led single "Ready for Your Love," which checked in at a modest number 38 on TOP ALBUMS Rapture (Elektra, ..."
  5. ^ a b Dave Marsh, John Swenson The new Rolling stone record guide1983 p90 "Ready for Your Love" came close to being a hit, but that's about it, unless you're obsessed with overly mellow funk groups."
  6. ^ a b Dafydd Rees, Luke Crampton Rock stars encyclopedia 1999 p58 "Ready For Your Love, Don 't You Like It and Chapter 8 with the group before quitting the line-up in 1980 to settle into an office job in Detroit while simultaneously looking for a solo recording deal, which she finally secures with US independent ..."
  7. ^ a b David Nathan The soulful divas: personal portraits of over a dozen ... 1999 p348 "album hit the streets in the fall of 1979 and yielded two R&B chart singles, "Ready for Your Love" and "l Just Want to Be Your Girl."
  8. ^ a b "Chapter 8 US albums chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  9. ^ "Chapter 8 US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
  10. ^ "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 1st of Tha Month sample of Chapter 8's I Just Wanna Be Your Girl". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2012-02-09.

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