First Listen: Shalamar returns from long absence with "The Real Thing"

(November 4, 2017) There weren’t many groups in the late 70s and early 80s who were more of a pleasure for fans than Shalamar. Whether on top-notch dance songs or sweet ballads, they had the looks, the dance moves and a bucketload of great songs.

The most popular version of the group (Howard Hewett, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel) broke up after issuing the excellent album The Look in the early 80s, and various version of the group recorded over the remainder of the decade.

Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel reunited a few years back, bringing along the talented Carolyn Griffey (daughter of group founder and SOLAR Records honcho Dick Griffey). They’ve been touring to packed houses, but they haven’t recorded any music…until now.

(November 4, 2017) There weren’t many groups in the late 70s and early 80s who were more of a pleasure for fans than Shalamar. Whether on top-notch dance songs or sweet ballads, they had the looks, the dance moves and a bucketload of great songs.

The most popular version of the group (Howard Hewett, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel) broke up after issuing the excellent album The Look in the early 80s, and various version of the group recorded over the remainder of the decade.

Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel reunited a few years back, bringing along the talented Carolyn Griffey (daughter of group founder and SOLAR Records honcho Dick Griffey). They’ve been touring to packed houses, but they haven’t recorded any music…until now.

“The Real Thing” is the first single from this version of the all-time favorite group, and it is a pleaser. With a steady beat behind the memorable tune, and solid vocals up front, we think you’re gonna dig this return.

Check out “The Real Thing” and welcome back Shalamar!

Shalamar - "The Real Thing"

 
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