Shalamar

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Formed 1976 in New York, New York, by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and British producer Simon Soussan. The first Shalamar release, Uptown Festival, was recorded by faceless session singers. Griffey and Soussan decided to form a group proper when that single was a success, and plucked members Jody Watley (b. 30th January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.), Jeffrey Daniel (b. 24th August 1957), and Gary Mumford that was replaced by Gerald Brown, from the Soul Train set where they were primarily dancers. Gerald Brown was replaced the following year by Howard Hewett (b. 1st October 1955 in Akron, Ohio, U.S.A.) thus completing the group's best known incarnation.

In 1983, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel left the group for solo careers and were replaced by Delisa Davis and Micki Free. Howard Hewett left the group in 1986 to embark on his own solo career, as well as production for acts such as his then wife Nia Peeples, and was replaced by Sidney Justin. The band broke up in 1991, though Sidney Justin continued to tour with a new incarnation of Shalamar.

In 2005, Hewett and Daniel reformed Shalamar with new member Carolyn Griffey, who is the daughter of Dick Griffey and singer Carrie Lucas, and a former member of R&B duo Absolute, and they performed on the British talent show "Hit Me Baby One More Time". They did not win, but continue to tour together.

In 2015, Jody Watley acquired the trademark to the Shalamar name and began touring with new members Nate Allen Smith and Rosero McCoy. The Hewett and Daniels led reformation also continued to use the name, causing conflict between the two versions of the group.
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Albums

Shalamar - Uptown Festival album art Shalamar Uptown Festival (Album) Soul Train US 1977 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Disco Gardens album art Shalamar Disco Gardens (Album) Solar Spain 1978 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Big Fun album art Shalamar Big Fun (Album) Solar Jamaica 1979 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Three For Love album art Shalamar Three For Love (Album) Solar US 1980 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Go For It album art Shalamar Go For It (Album) Solar Japan 1981 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Friends album art Shalamar Friends (Album) Solar Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Shalamar - The Look album art Shalamar The Look (Album) Solar, Solar Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Heartbreak album art Shalamar Heartbreak (Album) Solar US 1984 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Circumstantial Evidence album art Shalamar Circumstantial Evidence (Album) Solar Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Wake Up album art Shalamar Wake Up (Album) Solar Japan 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Shalamar - Uptown Festival album art Shalamar Uptown Festival (Single, Maxi) Soul Train Spain 1977 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Ooh Baby Baby / You Know album art Shalamar Ooh Baby Baby / You Know RCA Victor France 1977 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Tossing, Turning And Swinging / Take That To The Bank album art Shalamar Tossing, Turning And Swinging / Take That To The Bank (Maxi) RCA Victor Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Take That To The Bank album art シャラマー* Take That To The Bank (Single) Solar Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Stay Close To Love album art Shalamar Stay Close To Love Solar US 1978 Sell This Version
Shalamar - I Owe You One album art Shalamar I Owe You One (Single) Solar UK 1979 Sell This Version
Shalamar - The Second Time Around album art Shalamar The Second Time Around (Single, Maxi) Solar Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Right In The Socket album art Shalamar Right In The Socket (Single) Solar UK 1979 Sell This Version
SPEC-1379 Shalamar - Uptown Festival album art Shalamar, Carrie Lucas Shalamar, Carrie Lucas - Uptown Festival(12", Maxi) Solar SPEC-1379 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Work It Out album art Shalamar Work It Out (Single) Solar UK 1980 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Full Of Fire album art Shalamar Full Of Fire (Single) Solar Germany 1979 Sell This Version
Shalamar - Make That Move album art Shalamar Make That Move (Single) Solar UK 1980 Sell This Version
Shalamar - This Is For The Lover In You album art Shalamar This Is For The Lover In You Solar US 1980 Sell This Version
GB-13486 Shalamar - It's A Love Thing / Make That Move album art The Whispers / Shalamar The Whispers / Shalamar - It's A Love Thing / Make That Move(7", Single, RE) Solar GB-13486 US 1980 Sell This Version
SOLIVE-1 Shalamar - I've Just Begun To Love You / I Owe You One album art Dynasty / Shalamar Dynasty / Shalamar - I've Just Begun To Love You / I Owe You One(12", Promo) Solar SOLIVE-1 UK 1980 Sell This Version