Tag Archives: 80s R&B Music

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Bobby Womack

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Robert Dwayne “Bobby” Womack (March 4, 1944 – June 27, 2014) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. An active recording artist since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist, Womack’s career spanned more than 50 years and spanned a repertoire in the styles of R&B, soul, rock and roll, doo-wop, gospel, and country.

Womack wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, “It’s All Over Now” and New Birth’s “I Can Understand It” among other songs. As a singer he is most notable for the hits “Lookin’ For a Love”, “That’s The Way I Feel About Cha”, “Woman’s Gotta Have It”, “Harry Hippie”, “Across 110th Street” and his 1980s hit “If You Think You’re Lonely Now”.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Chic

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Happy Thursday! No worries cause Friday is the next day!!

Chic (currently Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. It is known best for its commercially successful disco songs, including “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” (1977), “Everybody Dance” (1977), “Le Freak” (1978), “I Want Your Love” (1978), “Good Times” (1979), and “My Forbidden Lover” (1979). The group regarded themselves as a rock band for the disco movement “that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom”. In October 2013, Chic was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the eighth time.

Off The Chain Performance – Tina and Beyonce

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Tina Turner and Beyonce perform at the Grammys 2008. Could this be more divalicious? Beyonce and Tina Turner, yes! Beyonce and Tina Turner perform Proud Mary.

Over The Hump Old School Check – The Delfonics

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The Delfonics are a pioneering Philadelphia soul singing group, popular in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their most notable hits include “La-La (Means I Love You)”, “Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)”, “Break Your Promise”, “I’m Sorry”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide from Love)”. Their hit songs were all written by songwriter and producer Thom Bell and lead vocalist and founder William Hart.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

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Thursday never looked so good! Happy times!!

Lisa Lisa (born Lisa Velez, January 15, 1966) and her band Cult Jam are an urban contemporary band and one of first freestyle music groups to emerge from New York City in the 1980s. Cult Jam consisted of guitarist/bassist Alex “Spanador” Moseley, and drummer and keyboardist Mike Hughes. They were assembled and produced by Full Force.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Gap Band

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Happy Thursday! Let the music play Gap Band Style. Enjoy!!

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band which rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Composed of brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967, in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973. After 43 years together, they retired in 2010.

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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Kool & The Gang

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Happy Thursday! Let’s celebrate the extended weekend starting now!!

Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Dazz Band

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Happy Thursday #musicfriendsofTenaciousM!

The Dazz Band is an American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s. Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, the group’s biggest hit songs include the Grammy Award-winning “Let It Whip”, “Joystick”, and “Let It All Blow”. Wikipedia

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Atlantic Starr

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Happy Thursday! Atlantic Starr is one of my all time favorite groups. If you have never heard of them, please check them out. I was wondering why all my “20 Something” family members stayed in my music stash. And as I am advised, they have grown up on Old School Music through sampling by newer artists. Well, here’s just a sample for today. Enjoy!

Atlantic Starr was an American R&B band. Among their biggest hits were “Always” and “Secret Lovers.”

The group was started in 1976, in Greenburgh, New York, by trumpeter Duke Jones (who left the band prior to their first recordings), along with drummer Porter Carroll Jr., bassist Clifford Archer, percussionist and flutist Joseph Phillips, Sheldon Tucker (Guitar; parted ways with the band before the first recordings), and three brothers: David Lewis (vocals/guitar), Wayne Lewis (keyboards and vocals), and Jonathan Lewis (percussion and trombone). The band’s membership eventually stabilized around Carroll, Archer, Phillips, the three Lewis brothers, lead singer Sharon Bryant (who was later replaced by Barbara Weathers), trumpeter William Sudderth, and saxophonist Damon Rentie (who was later replaced by Koran Daniels). In 1977, the band came to Westwood, California, and performed on the nightclub scene under the name “Newban,” which they agreed to change at the request of A&M executive Herb Alpert when they were signed. Having already agreed to keep the Starr part of an early idea for a new band name, the members decided to add the word Atlantic, because of their East Coast roots. The nine-member band were now A&M employees.

Throughout the late 1970s and early 1980s, Atlantic Starr scored several hits on the R&B charts. However, significant crossover success (onto the pop charts) did not come until halfway into the 80s, with the release of their As The Band Turns album, and the single “Secret Lovers.”

The band would continue to score hits on both the R&B and Pop charts into the early 90s. 1991 saw the introduction of yet another new female lead singer, when Martin was replaced by Rachel Oliver for the album, Love Crazy. This album featured the band’s biggest hit of the 90s, with “Masterpiece” reaching #3 on both the pop and R&B charts in early 1992. Credit: Wikipedia

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – SOS Band

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Happy Thursday almost Friday!!! #musicfriendsofTenaciousM enjoy!

The S.O.S. Band is an American R&B and electro-funk group who gained fame in the 1980s. They are best known for the songs “Take Your Time,” “Just Be Good to Me,” “Tell Me If You Still Care,” and “The Finest.” Credit: Wikipedia