Soul - funk disco band
Formed in 1959 as The Del-Rios as backing vocal group for Linda Steele (2). After disbanding they renamed Chubby And The Turnpikes - four Cape Verdean - American brothers, born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, they would later move to New Bedford, Massachusetts. They were signed at Capitol Records in 1967 and released three singles. They were renamed Tavares in the 70's. They had a No.1 R'n'B hit with their cover of Daryl Hall & John Oates' "She's Gone" in 1974. Their biggest hit is 1975's "It Only Takes A Minute" , covered in 1992 by Take That and "Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel". They have duetted with Freda Payne for "I Wanna See You Soon" in 1977. They appeared in the soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever" and gained a Grammy award with their rendition of Bee Gees' "More Than A Woman" in 1978. After ten albums recorded for Capitol Records (produced by Johnny Bristol, the duo Brian Potter and Dennis Lambert, Freddie Perren, Bobby Martin, Benjamin Wright and Bobby Colomby, Alan Abrahams (2)) in 1980 they were signed to RCA Victor for two albums (produced by Jay Senter, Kenny Nolan, Richard Wyatt Jr., Leon Sylvers, Wardell Potts and Dana Meyers). Ralph Tavares left the group in 1984 and Tiny Tavares left in the mid 90's to join them again in 2009 for live concerts.

Tavares Discography


ST-11258 Tavares Check It Out (Album) Capitol Records ST-11258 US 1973 Sell This Version
ST-11316 Tavares Hard Core Poetry (Album) Capitol Records ST-11316 US 1974 Sell This Version
SLEM-632 Tavares In The City (Album) Capitol Records SLEM-632 US 1975 Sell This Version
ST-11533 Tavares Sky-High! (Album) Capitol Records, EMI ST-11533 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
STAO 11628 Tavares Love Storm (Album) Capitol Records STAO 11628 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
10 C0064-085.422, 10 C064-085.422 Tavares Future Bound (Album) Capitol Records 10 C0064-085.422, 10 C064-085.422 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
EA-ST 11874 Tavares Madam Butterfly (Album) Capitol Records EA-ST 11874 UK 1978 Sell This Version
3C 064-86070 Tavares Supercharged (Album) Capitol Records 3C 064-86070 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
1A 062-86264 Tavares Love Uprising (Album) Capitol Records 1A 062-86264 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
1A 064-400033, 1A 064-400 033 Tavares Loveline (Album) Capitol Records, EMI 1A 064-400033, 1A 064-400 033 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
JC 66 Tavares New Directions (Album) RCA Victor JC 66 Indonesia 1980 Sell This Version
AFL1-4700 Tavares Words And Music (Album) RCA Victor AFL1-4700 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
PLAY077 Tavares Tavares(CD, Album) Play 24-7 PLAY077 UK 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

3794 Tavares That's The Sound That Lonely Makes (Single) Capitol Records 3794 US 1973 Sell This Version
3674 Tavares Check It Out / The Judgment Day (Single) Capitol Records 3674 US 1973 Sell This Version
4010 Tavares Remember What I Told You To Forget / My Ship (Single) Capitol Records 4010 US 1974 Sell This Version
P-3882 Tavares Too Late / Leave It Up To The Lady (Single) Capitol Records P-3882 US 1974 Sell This Version
1C 006-81 787 Tavares She's Gone Capitol Records 1C 006-81 787 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
P-4010 Tavares My Ship(7", Promo) Capitol Records P-4010 US 1974 Sell This Version
SPRO-8269, P-4184 Tavares Free Ride (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SPRO-8269, P-4184 US 1975 Sell This Version
J-006-81.982 Tavares It Only Takes A Minute (Single) Capitol Records, Haven Records J-006-81.982 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
4221 Tavares The Love I Never Had Capitol Records 4221 US 1975 Sell This Version
3C 000 70057 Tavares / Al Martino Tavares / Al Martino - It Only Takes A Minute / Volare(7", Jukebox) Capitol Records 3C 000 70057 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
4348 Tavares Don't Take Away The Music (Single) Capitol Records, Capitol Records 4348 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
CL 15905 Tavares The Mighty Power Of Love (Single) Capitol Records CL 15905 UK 1976 Sell This Version