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Thread started 12/07/17 12:19pm

purple05

What 80s/90s R&B group/artist do you want to come back?

Lately there has been a big resurgence of 80s/90s r&b groups. Xscape, New Edition, TLC, etc
Xscape is actually bigger today than they ever were.
I've heard 702 were trying to come back(who cares) and Jodeci. I guess everyone is trying to get on the bandwagon.

I'd like to see the original EnVogue and the original Destiny Child do a reunion.
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Reply #1 posted 12/07/17 12:34pm

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I wouldn't go so far un saying Xscape is bigger now than they were in the 90s. They had five top ten singles in a 5 year span in the 90s. Tiny and Candi may have a name now but thats as far as it goes.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had a name when the Time got back together just a few years back and it went nowhere.
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Reply #2 posted 12/07/17 1:23pm

MickyDolenz

A lot of those acts still perform, in some way. Like Freedom Williams from C+C Music Factory. Maybe some don't put out records because they don't have a deal. Bell Biv DeVoe did release an album earlier this year. The ones who do release new music, it's not given a big push. So is mostly ignored by the public, who either doesn't know about it or is not interested. Like when Rod Stewart did those standards albums, he was seen on TV talk shows and other programs. People knew about them and they sold well, even without getting much radio airplay.

Color Me Badd (the original 4, although Sam Watters doesn't really perform anymore)

The Jacksons (releasing a record, not just touring. Maybe Randy can participate in that)

Digable Planets (not R&B, but they've been touring 2 years straight now. So I'd like to hear some new music)

I wanted Kris Kross to do some new stuff, but Mac Daddy passed away not long after they reunited at the So So Def Anniversary concert

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Reply #3 posted 12/07/17 1:54pm

NorthC

Midnight Oil. They did a reunion tour recently, but I missed them. Hope they do it again.
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Reply #4 posted 12/07/17 2:10pm

MickyDolenz

NorthC said:

Midnight Oil. They did a reunion tour recently, but I missed them. Hope they do it again.

Are they a R&B band? wink

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Reply #5 posted 12/07/17 2:39pm

TrivialPursuit

purple05 said:

Lately there has been a big resurgence of 80s/90s r&b groups. Xscape, New Edition, TLC, etc Xscape is actually bigger today than they ever were. I've heard 702 were trying to come back(who cares) and Jodeci. I guess everyone is trying to get on the bandwagon. I'd like to see the original EnVogue and the original Destiny Child do a reunion.


TLC never stopped playing together. The Kickstarter for their album was the fastest in history. People like Katy Perry & others were donating $10K for their album. They said the album is their last as a group, but they'll still keep performing as TLC.

We're covering En Vogue in anot...ent thread, actually. It won't happen. D.C. did for the Super Bowl, and that's probably it for now.

Even Bananarama are singing together again. They were just on Graham Norton recently.

It's sorta be some cheesy nostalgia to see Hootie & The Blowfish together again for something. Jon Secada, Robin S., Crystal Waters.

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Reply #6 posted 12/07/17 3:28pm

Comser

Don’t get me started...too late

Midnight Star, Shalamar, Skyy, Five Star, Atlantic Starr, Bar-Kay’s, Lakeside,
SOS Band, Kool & The Gang, Klymaxx, Cameo, Whispers
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Reply #7 posted 12/07/17 5:00pm

MickyDolenz

Comser said:

Atlantic Starr

They released some songs earlier this year

Comser said:

Shalamar

http://prince.org/msg/8/448873

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Reply #8 posted 12/07/17 8:11pm

dancerella

Menudo
New Edition
Klymaxx
The Jets
Samantha Fox
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Reply #9 posted 12/07/17 8:19pm

MickyDolenz

dancerella said:

Menudo

Who would that be? There's got to be at least 30 different guys that have been in Menudo, more than have been in The Temptations. razz

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Reply #10 posted 12/07/17 8:21pm

TrivialPursuit

Comser said:

Don’t get me started...too late Midnight Star, Shalamar, Skyy, Five Star, Atlantic Starr, Bar-Kay’s, Lakeside, SOS Band, Kool & The Gang, Klymaxx, Cameo, Whispers

Yes to all of these. Klymaxx had a regrouping in 2004 with Bands Reunited. They were active online w/ the fan base in chat rooms, etc. Lynn, Loretta, Bernadette, and Joyce were the ones in there. Cheryl was out, and Robin was in some situation that she didn't participate in the show or the reunion. Lynn ended up leaving in a year's time (if not less) because she was taking care of her dad. Bernadette & Joyce still toured under the name and sometimes Loretta joined them. They got other girls to join the group. Cheryl Cooley continued to tour under the name Klymaxx, despite agreeing not to but agreeing to "Cheryl Cooley, formerly of Klymaxx". Her version of the band is shittastic (they do Sheila E covers, too because...well).

Kool & The Gang with JT is the only one I'm interested in.

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Reply #11 posted 12/07/17 10:13pm

Comser

MickyDolenz said:

Comser said:

Atlantic Starr

They released some songs earlier this year

thanks for this...I checked it out and found they reformed and just released a whole new album "Metamorphosis" couple months ago

The song "My Best Friend" is a remake of the same song on their Time album...but the rest are pretty good, i really like the album......Brothers Wayne & Jonathan are still in group with a younger guy (sounds like David a lot) and a great female co-lead

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Reply #12 posted 12/07/17 10:29pm

purple05

LittleBLUECorvette said:

I wouldn't go so far un saying Xscape is bigger now than they were in the 90s. They had five top ten singles in a 5 year span in the 90s. Tiny and Candi may have a name now but thats as far as it goes.

Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis had a name when the Time got back together just a few years back and it went nowhere.

Nah I don't quite remember it that way. They may have r&b hits but no crossover singles like SWV, EnVogue and TLC. Those groups were always much bigger than them.

I wonder if it went nowhere due to creative differences?
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Reply #13 posted 12/07/17 10:30pm

purple05

TrivialPursuit said:



purple05 said:


Lately there has been a big resurgence of 80s/90s r&b groups. Xscape, New Edition, TLC, etc Xscape is actually bigger today than they ever were. I've heard 702 were trying to come back(who cares) and Jodeci. I guess everyone is trying to get on the bandwagon. I'd like to see the original EnVogue and the original Destiny Child do a reunion.


TLC never stopped playing together. The Kickstarter for their album was the fastest in history. People like Katy Perry & others were donating $10K for their album. They said the album is their last as a group, but they'll still keep performing as TLC.

We're covering En Vogue in anot...ent thread, actually. It won't happen. D.C. did for the Super Bowl, and that's probably it for now.

Even Bananarama are singing together again. They were just on Graham Norton recently.

It's sorta be some cheesy nostalgia to see Hootie & The Blowfish together again for something. Jon Secada, Robin S., Crystal Waters.


Yea I know about TLC but it's just not the same without left ete
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Reply #14 posted 12/07/17 10:31pm

purple05

Comser said:

Don’t get me started...too late

Midnight Star, Shalamar, Skyy, Five Star, Atlantic Starr, Bar-Kay’s, Lakeside,
SOS Band, Kool & The Gang, Klymaxx, Cameo, Whispers

Now you know Shalamar isn't getting back together
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Reply #15 posted 12/07/17 10:39pm

Comser

purple05 said:

Comser said:
Don’t get me started...too late Midnight Star, Shalamar, Skyy, Five Star, Atlantic Starr, Bar-Kay’s, Lakeside, SOS Band, Kool & The Gang, Klymaxx, Cameo, Whispers
Now you know Shalamar isn't getting back together

haahah, yeah...but it was who do I want...there are many I'd like also to make comebacks:

Michael Jackson, Prince, Whitney Houston, Renee Diggs (of Starpoint), Teena Marie, Rick James, Luther Vandross and many others...but they're all dead

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Reply #16 posted 12/08/17 2:05am

NorthC

MickyDolenz said:



NorthC said:


Midnight Oil. They did a reunion tour recently, but I missed them. Hope they do it again.

Are they a R&B band? wink


Guess I overlooked that part. biggrin
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Reply #17 posted 12/08/17 11:12pm

MickyDolenz

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Zhané


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Reply #18 posted 12/09/17 8:41am

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As mentioned above, definitely the Jacksons releasing a studio album again. Jermaine Jackson solo (a proper funky/soulful R&B thing like some of his recent singles, not jazz covers). Angela Winbush. Oh yeah, and the comeback Chic/Nile Rodgers album that's been mooted for basically forever.

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Reply #19 posted 12/09/17 5:55pm

alphastreet

Milli freakin' Vanilli, the original singers

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Reply #20 posted 12/09/17 6:33pm

dancerella

MickyDolenz said:



dancerella said:


Menudo

Who would that be? There's got to be at least 30 different guys that have been in Menudo, more than have been in The Temptations. razz




I realized after I wrote Menudo I should have clarified which version. The 80s version with Robby, Ricky Martin, Charlie, Roy and Ricky Melendez! The Reaching Out version.
razz
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Reply #21 posted 12/09/17 6:53pm

MickyDolenz

dancerella said:

I realized after I wrote Menudo I should have clarified which version. The 80s version with Robby, Ricky Martin, Charlie, Roy and Ricky Melendez! The Reaching Out version. razz

I remember the lineup that had the Saturday morning TV show on ABC or NBC, which was pre-Ricky Martin. They were on Silver Spoons too. I think they were the one who had a movie (in Spanish) too, or maybe the movie were the originals from the 1970s. I don't remember because I haven't seen it since then.

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Reply #22 posted 12/10/17 12:34am

EmmaMcG

The Time. With all the original members.
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Reply #23 posted 12/10/17 9:30am

TrivialPursuit

EmmaMcG said:

The Time. With all the original members.


Where were ya a few short years ago, lassie?!


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Reply #24 posted 12/10/17 10:44am

EmmaMcG

TrivialPursuit said:



EmmaMcG said:


The Time. With all the original members.


Where were ya a few short years ago, lassie?!




I have that but I was hoping that would be the beginning of a decent run of new material from them. Unfortunately it was just a one off. Besides, that was 6 years ago. I was only 21 when that album came out. So much has happened since then and with Prince's passing the cynic in me thought it might convince The Time to get back on track and use the extra publicity. Damn them for having too much respect!
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Reply #25 posted 12/10/17 11:03am

TrivialPursuit

EmmaMcG said:

I have that but I was hoping that would be the beginning of a decent run of new material from them. Unfortunately it was just a one off. Besides, that was 6 years ago. I was only 21 when that album came out. So much has happened since then and with Prince's passing the cynic in me thought it might convince The Time to get back on track and use the extra publicity. Damn them for having too much respect!


I agree. But Jesse, being the ever-troubled-soul-about-money-like-Dawn-Robinson, cut that run short.

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Reply #26 posted 12/10/17 11:47am

MickyDolenz

EmmaMcG said:

I have that but I was hoping that would be the beginning of a decent run of new material from them. Unfortunately it was just a one off. Besides, that was 6 years ago. I was only 21 when that album came out. So much has happened since then and with Prince's passing the cynic in me thought it might convince The Time to get back on track and use the extra publicity. Damn them for having too much respect!

The originals, including Jesse, performed at the 2017 Grammys with Bruno Mars. The camera guys mostly focused on Morris, Jerome, and people dancing in the audience though.

[Edited 12/10/17 11:47am]

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Reply #27 posted 12/10/17 11:49am

MickyDolenz

You can see Jesse on the right wearing a hat

https://78.media.tumblr.com/2f4deb1dd6dc7fff7645436f751cf5e9/tumblr_olas5i2Gjt1rvk4rxo1_1280.jpg

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Reply #28 posted 12/10/17 12:06pm

MickyDolenz

purple05 said:

Now you know Shalamar isn't getting back together

Shalamar has been together for a few years now. Not with Jody, who has her own lineup, but with Carolyn Griffey. Micki Free has occasionally appeared with Howard's lineup. This is their new song.

Jody & Howard did take a photo together in 2016 when they happened to see each other at an airport

https://78.media.tumblr.com/3c1099f2be015bb4578442f0a7df1dad/tumblr_p0rh5523El1rw606ko1_1280.jpg

Jody has also performed with Gerald Brown (who was in Shalamar before Howard) and recorded a new song with him in 2014.


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