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The UC Irvine Libraries support the Chancellor's Distinguished Fellows Series by providing a bibliography of the works of each Fellow. The bibliographies are available in print at the Langson and Science Libraries and at each public event.

2000 - 2001 Series

Take 6

UC Irvine Chancellor's Distinguished Fellow
A Selective Bibliography: The UC Irvine Libraries
February 2, 2001

Lorelei Tanji, Arts Bibliographer
The UC Irvine Libraries

Take 6 (Present Artists): Alvin Chea, Cedric Dent, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III, and David Thomas.


Discography

All recordings distributed by Reprise Records:

    Take 6 (1988)
    So Much 2 Say (1990)
    He is Christmas (1991)
    Join the Band (1994)
    Best of Take 6 (1995)
    Brothers (1996)
    We Wish You a Merry Christmas (1999)
    Take 6 Greatest Hits (1999)
    So Cool (1999)
    Take 6 Live (April 2000)

Take 6 (and its individual members) have also contributed music to:

  • videotapes (e.g. All Access; Spike & Co. Do It A Cappella)
  • film and television tracks (e.g. Boyz N The Hood; Dick Tracy; Murphy Brown)
  • commercials (e.g. Mitsubishi; Levis 501; Gatorade)
  • albums with other artists (e.g. Quincy Jones; Kenny Rogers; Johnny Mathis).

Awards

Grammy Awards

    1988: Spread Love - Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
    1988: Take Six - Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus
    1989: Time After Time (The Savior is Waiting) - Best Gospel Performance by a Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus
    1990: So Much 2 Say - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
    1991: He Is Christmas - Best Jazz Vocal Performance
    1994: Join The Band - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album
    1997: Brothers - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Grammy Nominations

    1988: Take 6 - Best New Artist
    1989: Like The Whole World's Watching - Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
    1992: I'm Always Chasing Rainbows - Best Jazz Vocal Performance
    1995: Biggest Part Of Me - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group
    1995: All I Need (Is A Chance) - Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
    1997: When You Wish Upon A Star - Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal
    1997: When You Wish Upon A Star - Best Instrumental Arrangement With Accompanying Vocal(s)
    1999: So Cool - Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album

Dove Awards

    1989: Group of the Year
    1989: New Artist of the Year
    1989: Take Six - Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
    1989: If We Never Needed the Lord Before (Take Six) - Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year
    1991: I L-O-V-E U (So Much 2 Say) - Contemporary Gospel Song of the Year
    1991: So Much 2 Say - Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year
    1992: He Is Christmas - Contemporary Album of the Year
    1993: Handel's Messiah - A Soulful Celebration - Contemporary Gospel Album (various artists)
    1995: Join The Band - Gospel Album of the Year
    1997: Tribute - The Songs of Andrae Crouch - Special Event Album (various artists)

NAACP Image Award Nominations

    1988: Take 6 Greatest Hits - Outstanding Contemporary Gospel Artist
    1993: Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration - Outstanding Gospel Artist, Various Artists

Soul Train Award

    1989: Take 6 - Best Gospel Album

Selected Articles

    Cronin, Peter. "They're Playing My Song." Billboard 106, no. 32 (August 6, 1994):21 (1 pages).
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room [Microfilm] S 000507

    Croom, Phyllis. "Take 6: Coolin' Out." Jazz Times - America's Jazz Magazine, February 1999, 40-42, 121.

    Handler, Michael. "Take 6: Songs of Joy." Down Beat 57, no. 2 (February 1990):28-29.
    Langson Library Call Number: ML 1 D68

    Long, James. "Take 6 Takes Off." Christianity Today, 14 July 1989, 67-68.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room

    Nathan, David. "Take 6 Takes 5 From A Cappella." Billboard 106, no. 22 (May 28, 1994):16.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room [Microfilm] S 000507

    Ostling, Richard N. "Evangelism and All That Jazz: Take 6 Puts Seventh-day Adventism on the Charts." Time 133, no. 12 (March 20, 1989):76.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 2 T37

    Paige, Earl "NARM Attendees Get Positive Word on Gospel's Potential (National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers)." Billboard 105, no. 14 (April 3, 1993):63.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room [Microfilm] S 000507

    Reynolds, J.R. "Reprise's Take 6 Eyes Mainstream." Billboard 106, no. 33 (August 13, 1994):1.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room [Microfilm] S 000507

    "Take 6: Gifted Sextet Serves Up Contemporary Gospel With A Cappella Jazz." Ebony 44, no.5 (March, 1989):74.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 2 E165

    "Tunes of glory (Take 6; David Sanborn; Chris Isaak)." Esquire 111, no. 3 (March, 1989):116.
    Langson Library Call Number: AP 2 E845

    [Winners List], New York Times, 22 February 1991, Section C, page 22, col. 5.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room

    [Winners List], USA Today, 2 March 1995, 2D.
    Langson Library Location: Current Periodicals Room

Additional Publications

    Aubigny, Benoit L'Ensemble vocal a cappella dans la musique contemporaine. (1948-1988): Technique et esthetique. [Translated: The vocal a cappella ensemble in contemporary music (1948-1988): Method and Aesthetics. ] These, U. de Paris IV [Paris-Sorbonne], 1992.
    Author's abstract: "Includes a list of works for a cappella vocal ensemble from the period 1949-88 and a survey of the genre, with remarks and discography for five important ensembles (Groupe Vocal de France, Singcircle, Ars Nova, Harmonic Choir, and Take 6)."

    Dent, Cedric Carl. The Harmonic Development of the Black Religious Quartet Singing Tradition. PhD diss., Music theory: U. of Maryland, College Park, 1997. 266 p.
    Author's abstract: "Examines the harmonic development of black religious a cappella quartet singing, a subgenre of black gospel music…. The investigation identifies three styles of black religious quartet singing: folk, jubilee, and gospel….A recent trend, represented by a performance of Mary (1988) by the group Take 6, is identified and labeled neojubilee."

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