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The Old School Rewind

Dec 27, 2019

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and the band was named after the streets (Greenwood, Archer, and Pine) in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma....

Dec 20, 2019

The DeBarges was an American musical recording group active between 1980 and 1989. The group originally consisted of Mark, Randy, and El. (Bunny, James, and Bobby joined later)

DeBarge released six studio albums, four of them we'll highlight here with Motown's Gordy Records: being the label releasing all of these


Dec 18, 2019

This track "Live Wire" was dope in the day and of course Duke being "The Message" Co-Architect I'm a huge fan-Aaron

From Wiki
Edward G. Fletcher, known as Duke Bootee, is an early rapper and hip hop and rap producer, who produced some of the most early and important rap records

His best known single was "The Message"....

Dec 13, 2019

Shalamar started life as a “manufactured” group. Dick Griffey was the talent co-ordinator for Soul Train when he decided to set up his own record label – SOLAR. SOLAR is an acronym for Sounds Of Los Angeles records. Dick took session musicians and created a hit record – called Uptown Festival - which was...

Dec 11, 2019

If you'd like the story.  Search the OSR archive for Jay King and this great pioneer of rhythm radio and it's beginning.