Wednesday 11/30/22 9pm ET: Feature LP: Chic – Take It Off (1981)

Take It Off is the fifth studio album by American R&B band Chic, released on Atlantic Records in November 16, 1981. It includes the single “Stage Fright”, which reached number 35 on the US R&B chart, but was the first Chic single failing to enter the US Pop charts, and this album only proved to be moderately successful as well, stalling at number 124 on the US albums chart and number 36 on the R&B chart.

Take It Off was one of three albums written and produced by Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers in 1981, the other two being Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry’s debut solo album Koo Koo and Johnny Mathis’ I Love My Lady.

“Stage Fright” 3:55
“Burn Hard” 5:12
“So Fine” 4:10
“Flash Back” 4:28
“Telling Lies” 2:28
“Your Love Is Cancelled” 4:12
“Would You Be My Baby” 3:34
“Take It Off” 5:12
“Just Out of Reach” 3:45
“Baby Doll” 3:10

Luci Martin – lead vocals (A1, A2, A5, B3)
Alfa Anderson – lead vocals (B2, B4)
Jocelyn Brown – vocals
Michelle Cobbs – vocals
Fonzi Thornton – vocals
Nile Rodgers – guitar; lead vocals (B1)
Raymond Jones – keyboards
Rob Sabino – keyboards
Bernard Edwards – bass guitar; lead vocals (A4, B3, B4)
Tony Thompson – drums
Manolo Badrena – percussion
Sammy Figueroa – percussion
Roger Squitero – percussion
Michael Brecker – saxophone
Ronnie Cuber – saxophone
Lenny Pickett – saxophone
Vinny Della Rocca – saxophone
Randy Brecker – trumpet, flugelhorn
Ray Maldonado – trumpet, flugelhorn