Monday, October 14, 2013

"Make That Move" by Shalamar

Song#:  0576
Date:  04/25/1981
Debut:  88
Peak:  60
Weeks:  8
Genre:  R&B

Pop Bits:  The group's second pop chart single from their "Three for Love" album did about as well as the first one, "Full of Fire" (#55, #24 R&B). However, its performance on the R&B chart was significantly improved as it landed at #6, which helped the album achieve gold status - their second.

ReduxReview:  Like the previous single, this is a good slice of dance/R&B. However, I think this one is a little bit stronger and feels more engaging. This is the classic sound of the group and it helped define the sound of SOLAR Records.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  The group's debut album featuring the #25 title-track medley song "Uptown Festival," was recorded with studio vocalists. It wasn't until the record's success that producers Dick Griffey and Don Cornelius decided to create a real group. The second Shalamar album, "Disco Gardens," featured the real group consisting of Jody Watley, Jeffrey Daniel, and Gerry Brown. Brown dropped out of the group afterwards and was replaced by Howard Hewitt, which created the classic Shalamar lineup.


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