Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A couple of Shalamar Records...on the SOLAR label

Breakin' it out - with Shalamar.  Shalamar  is an American pop and soul music group, primarily active in the 1970s and 1980s, that was originally a disco-driven vehicle created by Soul Train booking agent Dick Griffey and show creator Don Cornelius.  They went on to be an influential dance trio, masterminded by Soul Train producer Don Cornelius.  As noted in the British Hit Singles & Albums, they were regarded as fashion icons and trendsetters, and helped to introduce 'body-popping' to the United Kingdom.  Their collective name 'Shalamar' was picked by Griffey.  They were signed to SOLAR records.  S.O.L.A.R. Records (acronym for Sound of Los Angeles Records) was an American record label founded in 1977 by Dick Griffey, reconstituted out of Soul Train Records only two years after it was founded with Soul Train television show host and creator Don Cornelius.  (For my pal Sally - a loyal reader here.  Thanks, Sal!  Love you...)

1 comment:

  1. Love Shalamar! Get the album Three For Love! You'll love the turntable hit Pop Along Kid! Heck Curtis maybe you could do a video of you poppin!!


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