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The ‘80s: ‘Batman’

The feature film Batman hit the big screen in the summer of 1989.  The film, directed by Tim Burton, starred Kim Basinger as Vicki Vale, Jack Nicholson as The Joker and playing the title role of “the dark knight,” Michael […]

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The ‘80s: Bananarama’s ‘Wow’

The group Bananarama formed 30 years ago in London when teenagers and childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward met Siobhan Fahey. They released

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The ‘80s: The 30th Anniversary of Alexander O’Neal’s Eponymous Debut

Alexander O’Neal released his self-titled debut album thirty years ago, but the Natchez, Mississippi native had already gotten his feet wet in the music

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The ‘80s: Kool & the Gang’s ‘Emergency’

1984 marked twenty years since Kool & the Gang’s formation as the Jazziacs.  Over the course of a couple of decades, the group had

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Sound Check: Edwin Briscoe

Edwin Briscoe is a Dallas, Texas native who, for the past 13 years, has called New York his home.  He’s a musician who

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The ‘80s: Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science”

In 1982, Thomas Dolby released his debut album The Golden Age of Wireless in the U.K.  The album, now considered an ‘80s synth-pop classic,

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Sample This: Leon Haywood’s “I Want’a Do Something Freaky To You”

*Editor’s Note: SoulTrain.com contributor Montrose Cunningham’s new weekly column bridges the ol’ school with the new as he explores the original songs sampled in

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The 80s: Shalamar’s ‘Friends’

Although this group had more than one line-up of members throughout the years, true fans will always consider the trio of Jody Watley, Jeffrey

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The 80s: The Bar-Kays’ ‘Propositions’

The Bar-Kays released the album Propositions in 1982. Now, one might think that with a host of hits since the late 1960s, the

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The 80s: The Top Ten of 1989

It was 1989, the end of the decade but definitely not the end of some incredible music.  The end of the year charts boasted



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