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Reply #30 posted 01/16/06 3:01am

DavidEye

Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniels both decided to leave the group in 1983.Ironically,the group were at the height of their popularity at this point.Their song "Dead Giveaway" was added to MTV's playlist and quickly became their first big crossover hit.Jody has often complained that Howard Hewitt was too controlling,and not always the nicest person to work with.For her,the magic was gone."I suppose we could have stayed together and recorded a few more albums,but we would have just been going through the motions",she explained.

So,Howard added two new members,Lisa Davis and Micki Free,and they scored a big hit with "Dancing In The Sheets" from the 'Footloose'movie soundtrack.They then released the album 'Heartbreak' in 1984 but it flopped and Howard decided to go solo.For their part,the group hired a new lead singer and continued releasing music.Their 1987 single,"Circumstantial Evidence" was produced by LA and Babyface and became a minor R&B hit that summer...another single "Games",featuring Free on lead vocals,also got some attention.
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Reply #31 posted 01/16/06 3:07am

SPYZFAN1

Go 'head David!! I can always rely on you with straight facts!! I forgot all about "Dead Giveaway". That was a big hit for the "Daniels" lineup. Speaking of Jeffery Daniels, I remember hearing horrible rumours that he used to beat on Stephanie Mills when he was married to her.
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Reply #32 posted 01/16/06 3:08am

SPYZFAN1

Never mind..I didn't see Harelopis' post. Then I guess it was true. Sad.
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Reply #33 posted 01/16/06 3:22am

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lilgish said:

sermwanderer said:

Does anyone know where I can get footage of the guy from Shalamar that did the body poppin stuff? Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure of names confused


Jeffrey Daniels , here's a clip http://media.putfile.com/jeffreydaniel



Classic!!! Thanks for the link!!!
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Reply #34 posted 01/16/06 4:36am

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DavidEye said:

Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniels both decided to leave the group in 1983.Ironically,the group were at the height of their popularity at this point.Their song "Dead Giveaway" was added to MTV's playlist and quickly became their first big crossover hit.Jody has often complained that Howard Hewitt was too controlling,and not always the nicest person to work with.For her,the magic was gone."I suppose we could have stayed together and recorded a few more albums,but we would have just been going through the motions",she explained.

So,Howard added two new members,Lisa Davis and Micki Free,and they scored a big hit with "Dancing In The Sheets" from the 'Footloose'movie soundtrack.They then released the album 'Heartbreak' in 1984 but it flopped and Howard decided to go solo.For their part,the group hired a new lead singer and continued releasing music.Their 1987 single,"Circumstantial Evidence" was produced by LA and Babyface and became a minor R&B hit that summer...another single "Games",featuring Free on lead vocals,also got some attention.




Dead Giveaway was a great song and the video was just the coolest. Watching it, a man became a Mack By Association and god knows what women felt when they say Howard...

Micki Free, however, has got to be the prettiest girl EVER in Shalamar. What? Oh...um...never mind.

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Reply #35 posted 01/16/06 6:14am

Stymie

Alasseon said:

DavidEye said:

Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniels both decided to leave the group in 1983.Ironically,the group were at the height of their popularity at this point.Their song "Dead Giveaway" was added to MTV's playlist and quickly became their first big crossover hit.Jody has often complained that Howard Hewitt was too controlling,and not always the nicest person to work with.For her,the magic was gone."I suppose we could have stayed together and recorded a few more albums,but we would have just been going through the motions",she explained.

So,Howard added two new members,Lisa Davis and Micki Free,and they scored a big hit with "Dancing In The Sheets" from the 'Footloose'movie soundtrack.They then released the album 'Heartbreak' in 1984 but it flopped and Howard decided to go solo.For their part,the group hired a new lead singer and continued releasing music.Their 1987 single,"Circumstantial Evidence" was produced by LA and Babyface and became a minor R&B hit that summer...another single "Games",featuring Free on lead vocals,also got some attention.




Dead Giveaway was a great song and the video was just the coolest. Watching it, a man became a Mack By Association and god knows what women felt when they say Howard...

Micki Free, however, has got to be the prettiest girl EVER in Shalamar. What? Oh...um...never mind.
eek
Shalamar got a new bitch.-Charlie Murphy.

lol
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Reply #36 posted 01/16/06 7:55am

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shalamar had r&b hits...jody had r&b *and* pop hits. and just cause he has more albums out doesnt mean folks are actually listening to them.

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she's paula abdul--fluff and dance


worrrd... now that sounds like a genre.

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Reply #37 posted 01/16/06 11:05am

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lilgish said:

sermwanderer said:

Does anyone know where I can get footage of the guy from Shalamar that did the body poppin stuff? Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure of names confused


Jeffrey Daniels , here's a clip http://media.putfile.com/jeffreydaniel



Thats him! thank you!!
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Reply #38 posted 01/17/06 5:47am

WillieDynamite

I just purchased the last Shalamar CD "Wake UP". I like it, it seems to have that early 90's cheese I crave. A good listen.
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Reply #39 posted 01/17/06 10:09am

MistyCotton

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.
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Reply #40 posted 01/17/06 5:05pm

Stymie

MistyCotton said:

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.
Cool video. It was great to see them again. I think it was called For The Lover In You as well.
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Reply #41 posted 01/17/06 7:11pm

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MistyCotton said:

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.



but were they ever in the same room? i thought they each shot their parts seperate....i could be wrong cause its been a long time since ive seen the video.
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Reply #42 posted 01/17/06 7:16pm

Stymie

sosgemini said:

MistyCotton said:

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.



but were they ever in the same room? i thought they each shot their parts seperate....i could be wrong cause its been a long time since ive seen the video.
It did look like they all were in separate rooms. I still thought it was cool that they would do it still.
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Reply #43 posted 01/18/06 1:16am

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MistyCotton said:

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.



The song is Babyface's 1996 single "This Is For The Lover In Me",which is a remake of the 1981 Shalamar hit,with some different lyrics.For the song and the video,Babyface recruited the three members of Shalamar,but they never appeared in the same studio together.Their vocal parts were recorded separately.Face has said that he wanted to reunite the group and possibly produce a new album for them,but alas,it never happened.Shame on them for passing up this golden opportunity!
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Reply #44 posted 01/19/06 5:51pm

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DavidEye said:

MistyCotton said:

I don't know if anyone else had seen it, but Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniels, & Howard Hewitt did get together a couple of years ago and gave a cameo performance in a BabyFace video. I can't think of the song, but he managed to get them together. I almost peed myself...I thought they were gonna reform and do any album together. I think they would reform.....for the right price.



The song is Babyface's 1996 single "This Is For The Lover In Me",which is a remake of the 1981 Shalamar hit,with some different lyrics.For the song and the video,Babyface recruited the three members of Shalamar,but they never appeared in the same studio together.Their vocal parts were recorded separately.Face has said that he wanted to reunite the group and possibly produce a new album for them,but alas,it never happened.Shame on them for passing up this golden opportunity!

i remember this video. I like the original better though...it's a timeless classic...
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Reply #45 posted 01/20/06 6:37am

TheSmyrk

I'll tell you what happened. Howard found out Mickey Free was not a girl!

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Reply #46 posted 01/20/06 6:40am

TheSmyrk

Stymie said:

Alasseon said:

Micki Free, however, has got to be the prettiest girl EVER in Shalamar. What? Oh...um...never mind.
eek
Shalamar got a new bitch.-Charlie Murphy.

lol


Shit. I gotta read more closely so I can not repost other orgers' jokes. But look at that pic. The boy soft! Stop cryin! Do some pushups or somethin.
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Reply #47 posted 01/28/06 4:30pm

MistyCotton

missfee said:

DavidEye said:




The song is Babyface's 1996 single "This Is For The Lover In Me",which is a remake of the 1981 Shalamar hit,with some different lyrics.For the song and the video,Babyface recruited the three members of Shalamar,but they never appeared in the same studio together.Their vocal parts were recorded separately.Face has said that he wanted to reunite the group and possibly produce a new album for them,but alas,it never happened.Shame on them for passing up this golden opportunity!

i remember this video. I like the original better though...it's a timeless classic...




That's sad that they did it separately....the dream is over. It's sad a lot of Black groups fall apart and end up hating each other so much, they can't even be in the same room with each other.
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