"Help Me" a downtempo funk ballad penned by Jody Watley, Nidra Beard, Joey Gallo and Leon Sylvers) from Shalamar's 6th album "Friends" produced by Leon Sylvers III released in 1982. Friends would go on to reach the top of the R&B chart and #35 on the Pop Chart and helped the group rule the UK reaching #6 on the UK charts and earning a place of British pop culture history. Howard Hewett, co-penned the tune "I Can Make You Feel Good", with Watley also sharing writing credit on the song "Playing to Win." "Friends" is to date Shalamar's most commercially successful album.
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|Jeffrey Daniel, Jody Watley, Howard Hewett: SHALAMAR|
Big Fun is the third album by American R&B group group Shalamar, released in 1979 on the SOLAR label. Big Fun was produced by Leon Sylvers III and is the first album to feature what is considered the 'classic' Shalamar line-up (Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley), with Hewett having replaced Gerald Brown.
Big Fun has been certified Gold in the United States for sales of over 500,000. It peaked at #4 on the R&B Chart and #23 on the Billboard Magazine chart (Shalamar's highest-placing album on this chart). In the UK it reached #45.
The Second Time Around:
"The Second Time Around" is a 1979 hit by Los Angeles-based R&B group, Shalamar. The song is the first single from their album, Big Fun. The single went to number one on the soul chart and was their most successful hit on the Hot 100 pop chart, reaching number eight in early 1980. "The Second Time Around" also went to number one on the disco/dance chart in January 1980. The song was produced by Leon Sylvers III, who cowrote the song with William Shelby.
In 1980, the band made a promotion of "The Second Time Around" for the radio station KJR in Seattle, called "The Sonics Came to Play," dedicated to the Seattle SuperSonics who had won the NBA Championship the previous