‘Face Time: Dynasty, “Personality”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

‘Face Time: The Whispers, “Rock Steady”

Babyface turns 30 this year. Sure, the Man Who Would Be Babyface — Kenneth Edmonds — was born in 1959, but the singer, songwriter, producer, and all-around hit maker extraordinaire began taking baby steps up the Billboard charts the ...

Jheri Curl Fridays 25: “A Night To Remember”

While Shalamar doesn’t always get props for being one of the most consistent pop/soul groups of the early Eighties (and quite possibly one of the best prefabricated groups of all time-they were put together by “Soul Train”’s Don Cornelius ...

Jheri Curl Fridays 18: “Jody”

Maybe we change the name of this week’s column from Jheri Curl Fridays to Perfectly Straightened Hair Fridays?

While Jermaine Stewart may be remembered as only a one-hit wonder in the U.S. (I’m sure you remember “We Don’t Have ...

Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 79

Glad you stopped by for the third week of artists whose names begin with the letter S, as we continue looking at the bottom three-fifths of the Billboard Hot 100 chart during the 1980s.

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Future Retro: Jody Watley

A TOUCH OF SHALAMAR

Singer, songwriter, and producer Jody Watley first boogied her way to fame at the age of 14 as a dancer on the legendary music program Soul Train. In 1976 the group Shalamar was created by ...

Lost in the ’80s: Shalamar

Shalamar began life as a studio project by Soul Train booker Dick Griffrey, but after the success of their first single, “Uptown Festival,” Griffrey had to put some faces with the voices quick. Looking to the Soul Train dancers, ...