The ‘80s: David Sanborn’s ‘A Change Of Heart’

While many artists were influenced by singing or playing music in church, a school band, growing up in a musical family, or seeing a particular artist perform who inspired them,  that wasn’t the case with saxophonist David Sanborn. When he […]

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The ‘80s: Lillo Thomas

Lillo Thomas had a sound that was synonymous with the 1980s.  His funky, syncopated, melodic grooves and silky smooth voice kept music listeners jamming


The ‘80s: Jeffrey Osborne’s ‘Stay With Me Tonight’

Jeffrey Osborne was already a well established name and voice in the music industry in the 1980s.  The Providence, Rhode Island native spent a


The ‘80s: ‘Footloose’

In 1984, Paramount Pictures released the feature film Footloose, starring Lori Singer, Dianne West, John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon.  The film was loosely based


The 80s: 10,000 Maniacs’ ‘In My Tribe’

Many may know Jamestown, NY native Natalie Merchant from her solo career. The singer/songwriter became a regular on pop, Top 40 and adult contemporary

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The ‘80s: Nona Hendryx’s ‘Female Trouble’

Having spent the last 50-plus years performing for audiences around the globe, vocalist and musician Nona Hendryx is without a doubt a music industry


The ‘80s: Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’

When one thinks of the influences of hip-hop artists, an electronic music group from West Germany is not the first one that comes to


The ‘80s: Steely Dan’s ‘Gaucho’

The band Steely Dan kicked off the decade with the release of their seventh studio album, Gaucho in November of 1980. Core members Walter


The ‘80s: Robert Palmer’s ‘Heavy Nova’

In 1988, English singer Robert Palmer released the album Heavy Nova, a title that incorporated his love of heavy metal and the rhythms of

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The ‘80s: The Jacksons’ ‘Triumph’

In 1980, The Jackson 5, all grown up and by this time known as The Jacksons, kicked off the decade with Triumph, the follow

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