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The 80s: ‘The Breakfast Club’

“But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question? Sincerely yours, The Breakfast Club.” If you remember that […]

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The 80s: DeBarge’s ‘Rhythm of the Night’

By the time DeBarge released the album Rhythm of the Night, the group of siblings from Michigan was accustomed to hitting the charts, already known

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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

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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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The 80s: Level 42’s “Something About You”

The band Level 42 was formed in the late 1970s and hit the scene with their self-titled debut album in 1981.  Over the next few

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The 80s: The Human League’s Crash

The British band The Human League had almost a decade of recording and performing under their belt when they released their album Crash in 1986. 

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The 80s: ‘Janet Jackson’

It was really no surprise back in the early 1980s when Janet Jackson released her first album.  As a member of the Jackson family, it

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Classic Soul Album: Sly & and the Family Stone’s ‘Stand!’

One of the most important albums of all time of any genre is, without a doubt, Stand! by the legendary funk ensemble Sly & the

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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

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The 80s: Debbie Deb

Singer Debbie Deb was part of the freestyle movement of the 1980s, a unique combination of dance, hip-hop and electronica with a Latin influence which



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