Shalamar

🏷 Late '70s/early 80s R&B and pop trio from Los Angeles

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"Make That Move" by Shalamar
🗓 1980

Shalamar was born out of Soul Train: Two of the group’s members, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, started as dancers on the popular weekly music show. When they entered the studio with the formidable writer-producer-multi-instrumentalist Leon Sylvers III, the result was a steady trickle of hits. Three for Love contains two of their best — “This Is for the Lover in You,” a slinky, funky ballad polished to gleaming, and “Make That Move,” with a bass line that would make Chic’s Bernard Edwards glow with pride. “Make That Move” earned the group an invitation to return to Soul Train — as performers.

📄 Picked as one of Rolling Stone’s 80 Greatest Albums of 1980. See the whole list.

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