The 80’s: Teena Marie’s Robbery

The late Teena Marie released her album Robbery in the fall of 1983.  This was the album after It Must Be Magic, which contained her hit single “Square Biz,” and right before the album Starchild that made her a household […]

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The 80s: ‘Alexander O’Neal’

It’s been almost thirty years since Natchez, Mississippi native Alexander O’Neal released his eponymous debut album.  Released in 1985 on Tabu Records and produced by


The 80s: The 25th Anniversary of Madonna’s Like A Prayer

In 1989 the San Francisco 49ers were the Super Bowl champs, summer drivers were paying an astounding $1.13 for a gallon of gas, and Madonna


The Producers: Trevor Horn

Trevor Horn is one of the most diverse producers in modern music.  He was born in 1949 in Durham City in the North East of


The 80s: Pretty In Pink Soundtrack

In 1986 the feature film Pretty In Pink, a romantic comedy starring Molly Ringwald as Andie, a working class girl from the other side of


The 80s: Newcleus’ “Jam On Revenge”

Any fan of old school hip-hop or music from the 1980s will probably remember a tune from Brooklyn-based hip-hop pioneers Newcleus.  In 1983 the group,


The 80s: George Harrison’s “Got My Mind Set On You”

Beatles member, the late George Harrison, wrote plenty of chart-topping tunes over the years, leaving little doubt he was a great songwriter.  Tunes like “While


The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Heartbreak’

It’s been said that “breaking up is hard to do,” but that doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to music groups.  It


The Producers: Lee “Scratch” Perry

The Upsetter, Super Ape, Jah Lion, Pipecock Jakxon are just a few of the pseudonyms for producer Rainford Hugh Perry, or as he’s most widely


The 80s: Bobby Nunn

Like many artists, singer, songwriter and keyboardist Bobby Nunn began his music career singing, playing and producing tunes as a youth.  As a teenager, he

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