Take 6 – Take 6 – 1987

This is the first album from Take 6 and I believe it’s the only A Capella album we’ve uploaded to YouTube. The group started out in 1980 when Claude McKnight started to assemble a group of singers who would be know as Gentleman’s Estates Quartet. Once the band was complete they changed their name to Alliance. When they signed with Reprise Records/Warner Bros. in 1987, it was discovered that there was another group with the same name. So the band sat down and picked a new name using the level of laughter as the deciding factor and Take 6 was born. The band won two Grammy awards for this album, Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group, and Best Soul Gospel Performance By A Duo, Group, Choir Or Chorus. Humorously the song that won Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo Or Group only made it to #25 on the CCM charts. If this isn’t proof of the idiocy that was the CCM charts then I don’t know what further proof I would need.

1 – Gold Mine – 3:52
2 – Spread Love – 3:29
3 – If We Never Needed The Lord Before (We Sure Do Need Him Now) – 4:59
4 – A Quiet Place – 2:43
5 – Mary – 3:31
6 – David And Goliath – 4:25
7 – Get Away, Jordan – 4:23
8 – He Never Sleeps – 3:10
9 – Milky-White Way – 4:47
10 – Let The Words – 0:55

Arranged By – Mark Kibble, Mervyn Warren
Art Direction, Design [Cover] – Kav Deluxe
Engineer – Don Cobb
Executive-Producer – Jim Ed Norman
Hair – Jeffrey Johnson
Lacquer Cut By – Denny Purcell
Make-Up, Stylist [Wardrobe] – Vanessa Ware
Management – C.H.O.I.C.E., Nashville
Mastered By [Originally] – Denny Purcell
Mixed By – C. McKnight, D. Cobb, M. Kibble, M. Warren
Percussion [Finger Snaps], Effects [Sound] – David Humphries
Photography By – Jeff Katz
Producer – Claude V. McKnight III, Mark Kibble, Mervyn Warren
Vocals – Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent, Claude V. McKnight III, David Thomas, Mark Kibble, Mervyn E. Warren

Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – Reprise Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ – WEA International Inc.
Copyright © – Reprise Records
Copyright © – WEA International Inc.
Copyright © – Mervyn Warren Music
Copyright © – Claude V. Music
Copyright © – Warner-Elektra-Asylum Music, Inc.
Copyright © – Winston Kae Music
Copyright © – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Produced For – JEN Productions, Inc.
Recorded At – Digital Recorders
Mixed At – Digital Recorders
Mastered At – Georgetown Masters
Published By – Winston Kae Music
Published By – Warner-Elektra-Asylum Music, Inc.
Published By – Mervyn Warren Music
Published By – Claude V. Music
Published By – Lexicon Music, Inc.
Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
Record Company – Warner Communications