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

CYS1-2289 Uptown Festival — Shalamar Shalamar Uptown Festival (Album) Soul Train CYS1-2289 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
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BXL1 2895 Disco Gardens — Shalamar Shalamar Disco Gardens (Album) Solar BXL1 2895 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
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LPUS 230 Big Fun — Shalamar Shalamar Big Fun (Album) Solar LPUS 230 Uruguay 1979 Sell This Version
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BZK1-3577 Three For Love — Shalamar Shalamar Three For Love (Album) Solar BZK1-3577 US 1980 Sell This Version
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XK 13984 Go For It — Shalamar Shalamar Go For It (Album) Solar XK 13984 France 1981 Sell This Version
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LDWE-6132 Friends — Shalamar Shalamar Friends (Album) Solar LDWE-6132 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
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96-0239-1 The Look — Shalamar Shalamar The Look (Album) Solar, Solar 96-0239-1 Sweden 1983 Sell This Version
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60385-1 Heartbreak — Shalamar Shalamar Heartbreak (Album) Solar 60385-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
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SOLLP 3608 Circumstantial Evidence — Shalamar Shalamar Circumstantial Evidence (Album) Solar SOLLP 3608 Belgium 1987 Sell This Version
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CSCS 5267 Wake Up — Shalamar Shalamar Wake Up (Album) Solar CSCS 5267 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

FB 1045 Ooh Baby Baby / You Know — Shalamar Shalamar Ooh Baby Baby / You Know RCA Victor FB 1045 France 1977 Sell This Version
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SS-3084 Uptown Festival — Shalamar Shalamar Uptown Festival (Single, Maxi) Soul Train SS-3084 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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05(2541)00011 Tossing, Turning And Swinging / Take That To The Bank — Shalamar Shalamar Tossing, Turning And Swinging / Take That To The Bank (Maxi) RCA Victor 05(2541)00011 Colombia 1978 Sell This Version
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YB-11542 Stay Close To Love — Shalamar Shalamar Stay Close To Love Solar YB-11542 US 1978 Sell This Version
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SS-3203 Take That To The Bank — Shalamar シャラマー* Take That To The Bank (Single) Solar SS-3203 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
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SO 11, SO-11 I Owe You One — Shalamar Shalamar I Owe You One (Single) Solar SO 11, SO-11 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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103554 The Second Time Around — Shalamar Shalamar The Second Time Around (Single, Maxi) Solar 103554 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
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SO-2, FB 9502 Right In The Socket — Shalamar Shalamar Right In The Socket (Single) Solar SO-2, FB 9502 UK 1979 Sell This Version
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GB-12231 The Second Time Around / Right In The Socket — Shalamar Shalamar The Second Time Around / Right In The Socket(7", Single, RE) Solar GB-12231 US 1979 Sell This Version
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SO 12 - 7, FC 9529 Right In The Socket (Remix) / The Second Time Around — Shalamar Shalamar Right In The Socket (Remix) / The Second Time Around Solar, Solar SO 12 - 7, FC 9529 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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JH-12250 This Is For The Lover In You — Shalamar Shalamar This Is For The Lover In You (Single) Solar JH-12250 US 1980 Sell This Version
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42 1031 Full Of Fire — Shalamar Shalamar Full Of Fire (Single) Solar 42 1031 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
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SOT 21 Work It Out — Shalamar Shalamar Work It Out (Single) Solar SOT 21 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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SO 17, FB 2192 Make That Move — Shalamar Shalamar Make That Move (Single) Solar SO 17, FB 2192 UK 1980 Sell This Version
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GB-13486 It's A Love Thing / Make That Move — Shalamar 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