SHALAMAR On The Scene in 1978


Jeffrey DanielS, Jody Watley, Gerald Brown March/April 1978: On The Scene Magazine Cover Story.

"On The Scene" Magazine March/April 1978 article from cover story "Shalamar Out To Do It All" for second album "Shalamar Disco Gardens." The album went on to produce one of the groups biggest singles "Take That To The Bank."  

Excerpt: "Jeffrey Daniels, Jody Watley and Gerald Brown comprise Shalamar, an exciting new vocal/dance trio distributed by Solar Records, distributed by RCA Records. The world may best know Shalamar for "Uptown Festival," the avant garde disco hit that took the nation by storm.." "Now Shalamar welcomes you to "Shalamar's Disco Garden," an invigorating illumunious musical fantasyland of an LP that establishes this band as more than one hit wonders. And don't use the word disco too loosely here, for Shalamar offers the fluttering essence of contemporary music -- lively R&B/pop mixtures and sultry ballads." "Many may doubt Shalamar's musical credibility because of it's storybook beginnings. Nevertheless, what you see is but a small portion of what you get." "Personally", beams Jeffrey, " I'd would like to become an entertainment standard--one of those entertainers known for giving us a lifetime of showbiz..I'd like to develop my skills as a songwriter and musician. Shalamar will give me that chance." "Gerald would also like to further his experience in entertainment, for him Shalamar is the topping of a singing career that began at thirteen. Jody, probably the most business minded of the troupe dreams of a chic dress shop to open after her career is in full swing. Those things are in the future. Right now the musical threesome is eagerly looking forward to the thrills, spills, and excitement that come along with being a group as fresh, new and exciting as Shalamar"