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The 80s: Peter Gabriel’s ‘So’

Peter Gabriel’s 1986 release So is considered by many to be the album that propelled Gabriel from a longtime cult favorite into a commercial superstar, and rightfully so since the album hit the Top Ten worldwide, peaking at number two […]

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The 80s: Miles Davis’ ‘Tutu’

In 1986, after his longstanding tenure with Columbia Records, jazz legend and trumpet player extraordinaire Miles Davis recorded his first album for Warner Brothers Records

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The 80s: George Michael’s ‘Faith’

For most music fans in the fall of 1987, it was really no surprise when George Michael released his debut solo album, Faith.  Michael had

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The 80s: Mazarati

In the mid-1980s, the Minneapolis, MN-based band Mazarati began as a side project for then-Prince bass player Mark Brown, who went by the stage name

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SoulTrain.com’s Top Ten Halloween Hits

Halloween is just around the corner, and with that comes trick-or-treats and plenty of parties.  While there have been tons of songs centered around the

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The 80s: Before They Were Stars—Leon

Actor Leon Robinson, who simply goes by “Leon,” began appearing in films in the early 1980s, working alongside some notable movie industry names.  In 1983,

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The 35th Anniversary of ‘Prince’

Thirty-five years ago, in October of 1979, Prince released his self-titled, second album.  The previous year, his debut release For You showed a great deal

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The 80s: Culture Club’s ‘Colour By Numbers’

In 1982, the British band Culture Club made a big smash with their debut album Kissing To Be Clever. The vocal talents of lead singer

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The 80s: Patrice Rushen’s ‘Straight From The Heart’

There’s no denying the talent of Patrice Rushen.  Just check her resume, which includes hit songs, the first woman to serve as Musical Director for

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The 80s: Steve Perry’s ‘Street Talk’

In 1983, the San Francisco-based band Journey was already on a commercial high from their hit album Frontiers, which earned the group four Top 40



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