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The 80s: Gregory Abbott’s ‘Shake You Down’

Gregory Abbott is a singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist of Venezuelan and Antiguan descent, raised in Harlem in New York City where his mother taught him to play piano and helped him develop his skills as a singer.  In college, […]

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The 80s: The Power Station

Supergroup: a music group whose members are already successful as solo artists or as part of other groups or as other professions.  There have been


The 80s: Luther Vandross’ ‘The Night I Fell In Love’

In June of this year, singer Luther Vandross was posthumously honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, an honor


The Producers: Clivillés and Cole

The New York-based production duo of Robert Clivillés and David Cole began creating a buzz on the music scene as part of the house music

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The 80s: Oaktown’s 357’s ‘Wild and Loose’

In 1989, Phyllis Charles (Lil’ P), Tabatha King (Terrible T), and Djuana  Johnican (Sweet L.D.) released their debut album as Oaktown’s 357, a group formed


The Producers: Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young, a.k.a. Dr Dre, has had crowds jumping and heads bobbing ever since the early 1980s when he started spinning records at The


The 80s: Herb Alpert’s ‘Keep Your Eye On Me’

Herb Alpert’s 1987 album, Keep Your Eye on Me, was a perfect example of “old school” meets “new school.” On the old school side you


The 80s: Hall and Oates’ ‘Big Bam Boom’

If you want to get an idea of what pop music sounded like in the 1980s, the album Big Bam Boom would be a good


The 80s: Stevie Wonder’s ‘In Square Circle’

By the mid 1980s, Stevie Wonder’s genius was well documented with over twenty years of hit songs, multi-platinum albums, awards, accolades


The 80s: Five Star’s ‘Luxury of Life’

Sibling groups were no stranger to the 1980s R&B audience.  One could take their pick of U.S.-based groups like Switch, DeBarge, The Jets, The Sylvers

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