Tag: Shalamar

Sunday 5/8/22 2pm ET: Feature LP: Shalamar Friends (1982)

Friends is the sixth album by American R&B group Shalamar, released January 29, 1982 on the SOLAR label. The album, which features the ‘classic’ Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley), topped the R&B chart and peaked at #35 on the Billboard chart. It has been certified Gold in the United States for sales over 500,000. It would eventually go Platinum. In the United Kingdom Friends gained impetus from a now-legendary demonstration of body-popping by Daniel during a performance of “A Night to Remember” on the BBC program Top of the Pops. It reached #6 on the UK Albums Chart and produced four top 20 singles.

  1. “A Night to Remember” 5:08
  2. “Don’t Try to Change Me” 4:10
  3. “Help Me” 5:10
  4. “On Top of the World” 4:06
  5. “I Don’t Wanna Be the Last to Know” 4:02
  6. “Friends” 5:00
  7. “Playing to Win” 4:24
  8. “I Just Stopped By Because I Had To” 4:08
  9. “There It Is” 4:27
  10. “I Can Make You Feel Good” 4:20

Howard Hewett – lead and backing vocals
Jody Watley – lead and backing vocals
Jeffrey Daniel – lead and backing vocals
Leon Sylvers III – bass, percussion, keyboards
Wardell Potts, Jr. – drums
Foster Sylvers – bass
Joey Gallo – keyboards
Kevin Spencer – keyboards
James Ingram – bass, keyboards
Ricky Sylvers – guitar
Ed Green – drums
Ernest “Pepper” Reed – guitar
Richard Randolph – guitar
Michael Nash – keyboards
William Shelby – keyboards
Wayne Milstein – percussion

Thursday 9/30/21 12pm ET: Feature Artist: Shalamar

Shalamar is a Grammy award winning American R&B and soul music vocal group active since the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s. Shalamar’s classic line-up on the SOLAR label consisted of Howard Hewett, Jody Watley, and Jeffrey Daniel. It was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator and producer Don Cornelius. They went on to be an influential dance trio, masterminded by Cornelius. As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, they were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce “body-popping” to the United Kingdom. Their collective name, “Shalamar”, was picked by Griffey.

Friday 11pm: ClubMax

This week on ClubMax we feature tunes from Janet Jackson, Secret Ties, Black Blood, KC & The Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, New Order, Duran Duran, Karen Young, Shalamar, Mark Ronson, First Choice and more . . . 

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay ON-Demand 7pm ET

bj6515Its “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear: Shalamar, the Isley Brothers, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, Kool & the Gang, Al Jarreau, Patti LaBelle, Toto, Deniece Williams, Barry & Glodean White and a host of other artists. It begins at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. With all the cold and inclement weather sweeping the country, let’s warm up with some “Sweet Soul Music” later this evening with “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” which you can access at: http://radiomaxmusic.com/gsp2listen.html

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay (7p – 9p ET)

gsp-iPhone“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, will feature music by: Thelma Houston, the Bar-Kays, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Shalamar, Run D.M.C., Anita Baker, Philip Bailey, the Jones Girls, Oran “Juice” Jones, Roy Ayers, Sharon Redd and several others. The show airs at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. I’m enjoying these record breaking warm temperatures here on the east coast and hope that the weather is fine where you are, and that you’ll join me later for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” here on RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

GSP-LOGO“Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” comes your way this Sunday afternoon with music from: Shalamar, the Crown Heights Affair, Luther Vandross, Atlantic Starr, Larry Graham, Sade, New Edition, Vesta Williams, Regina Belle & Peabo Bryson, Phoebe Snow, Lakeside and others. It kicks off at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT and it is immediately followed at 7PM eastern time by an encore of last evening’s “Great Soul Performances” if you missed it, or want to hear it again. So join me for four hours of “Sweet Soul Music” this Sunday afternoon, on the best radio station on the internet, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

copy-wp7f27365b_062.pngI’m still very cold this first weekend of November 2014, so come and warm up with me by checking out “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” where you’ll hear: Prince, New Edition, Rick Astley, Babyface, the Commodores, Shalamar, the Whispers, Kenny Loggins, GQ and more. I hope you turned your clocks back last night, if not you’re going to be an hour off. We start at 5PM Eastern Standard Time, 4PM CST, 3PM MST & 2PM PST. You got it? See you later this afternoon for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMaxMusic.com.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

bobbyjayrmThe 4th of July weekend continues, and later this afternoon I’ll be joining you for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” with music from: Shalamar, Force MD’S, Al B. Sure!, Gregory Abbott, AWB, Deniece Williams, Regina Belle, Richard “Dimples” Fields, The Gap Band, Michael Jackson and many others. The get-together starts at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT and 2PM PT. I think you’ll enjoy it. BTW, next Saturday, July 12th on the original “G.S.P.,” the whole show will be dedicated to the late Bobby Womack. You’ll Bobby’s solo hits, his collaborations, his early forays into the recording studio with his mentor Sam Cooke, cutting tracks with the Womack Brothers, a/k/a the Valentinos and even Bobby “live in concert.” I think he deserves this tribute. Bobby Womack was a giant in our business. So jot it down and check it out next Saturday. But in the mean-time, and the in-between-time, it’s “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” this afternoon at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.com  Look for encore on the Program schedule and soon available on the RadioMax Podcast page.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET #gsp

bobbyjayHere we are, it’s June 1, 2014. Can summer be too far behind? It’s a new day and a new era for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s.” This will be our first-run airing on Sundays, with no scheduled replays or encores. “Great Soul Performances 2″ The 80’s” will air now on Sundays at 5PM ET. The show will be available the following Mondays “On Demand.” Listeners can click on the PODCAST link, or go direct to http://radiomaxmusic.com/podcasts.html for a listing of all the RadioMax programs available “On Demand.” So, today on “G.S.P. 2: The 80’s” you’ll hear: Aretha Franklin, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Zapp, Teddy Pendergrass, the Bangles, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, New Edition, Shalamar, Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway, Luther Vandross and many others. We start at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. Check us out. I think you’ll love it. That’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s” on RadioMax Music.com.

Artist Countdown: Shalamar Top 30 Hits – 6pm ET @RadioMax

acdownShalamar is an American music group, primarily active in the 1970s and 1980s, that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator Don Cornelius. They went on to be an influential dance trio, masterminded by Soul Train producer Don Cornelius. As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, they were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce ‘body-popping’ to the United Kingdom. Their collective name ‘Shalamar’ was picked by Griffey.

Their first hit was the 1977 Motown-inspired production “Uptown Festival,” and released on Soul Train Records the success of which inspired Griffey and Don Cornelius to replace session singers with popular Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel to join original Shalamar lead singer Gary Mumford. Gerald Brown would take over the spot vacated by Mumford in 1978 for the Disco Gardens album which featured the hit “Take That To The Bank”. After conflicts over lack of payment from Dick Griffey and Solar Records, Brown would leave the group. Brown was replaced by Howard Hewett in 1979.

The group was joined up with producer Leon Sylvers III in 1979, signed with Griffey’s SOLAR Records and scored a US million seller with “The Second Time Around.”  (Source: Wikipedia)

1 The Second Time Around
2 Uptown Festival (Part 1)
3 Dancing in the Sheets
4 Dead Giveaway
5 A Night to Remember
6 I Can Make You Feel Good
7 Right in the Socket
8 My Girl Loves Me
9 Full of Fire
10 Make That Move
11 Take That to the Bank
12 Over and Over
13 Amnesia
14 I Owe You One
15 Deadline U.S.A.
16 There It Is
17 Games
18 Friends
19 This Is for the Lover in You
20 Disappearing Act
21 Sweeter as the Days Go By
22 Circumstantial Evidence
23 You Can Count on Me
24 Ooh Baby, Baby
25 Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills
26 Inky Dinky Wang Dang Doo
27 Don’t Try To Change Me
28 Pop Along Kid
29 Attention To My Baby
30 On Top of The World