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Shalamar - The 12 Inch Collection


CD $19.87


Shalamar was the creation of Dick Griffey, the booking agent for the television R&B program Soul Train, and British R&B producer Simon Soussan. The group's first single, the 1977 Motown medley "Uptown Festival," featured a bevy of faceless studio musicians; once it became a hit, Griffey decided to form a performing group under the name Shalamar. Through Soul Train, Griffey found Jody WatleyJeffrey Daniels, and Gerald Brown, the three vocalists that became ShalamarBrown was quickly replaced by Howard Hewitt in 1978.