Shalamar

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This act was created by Dick Griffey, booking agent for US television’s Soul Train show, and Simon Soussan, a veteran of UK’s northern soul scene. The latter produced ‘Uptown Festival’, a medley of popular Motown Records favourites, which was issued on Griffey’s Solar label. Although credited to ‘Shalamar’, the track featured session musicians, but its success inspired Griffey to create a performing group. Jody Watley (30 January 1959, Chicago, Illinois, USA),... Read more

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