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 had Alpert, the multi-instrumentalist, producer and artist with a discography dating back to the early […]

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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


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


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. 


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


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: 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


Thursday Throwback – L.T.D.

The title of the song “Love Ballad” is pretty self-explanatory.  It’s a ballad about love…can’t get much simpler than that. The song is by the band L.T.D.,


Thursday Throwback: Luther Vandross

In 1981, Luther Vandross hit the scene with his debut album, Never Too Much.  The singer had spent well over ten years honing his craft

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