Post Shalamar split in July of 1983, Jody Watley covers British Magazine " Root " September 1983.
Shalamar fathers (Top row): Gary Mumford, Jeffrey Daniel, Gerald Brown; Bottom row (Howard Hewett, Micki Free and Sydney Justin) some are even grandfathers (Gary, Jeffrey, Gerald, Howard).
Jeffrey Daniel. Jody Watley and Howard Hewett. The summer 1983 single "Dead Giveaway." "Dead Giveaway" from the final album for this lineup "The Look" released July 1983. The single "Dead Giveaway" peaked #22 US Pop, #10 U.S R&B, #8 UK Pop written by (Dair, Gallo, Sylvers) Produced by Leon Sylvers III. The Look album and singles fared with greater success in the United Kingdom. The B-side of "Dead Giveaway" was the ballad "I Don't Want To Be The Last To Know."
The departure of Watley and Daniel and Shalamar split in 1983 was a cover story for Great Britain's "Melody Maker" where Jeffrey Daniel spoke at great length in an emotional interview at that time.
|Made infamous from a David Chappelle comedy skit; Jeffrey Daniel replacement Micki Free in 1984 styling'|
|Delisa Davis in 1984 Shalamar National Talent Search Winner|
|Actress Dawnn Lewis of famed U.S. American Television Show "A Different World" was a finalist|
Only the departure of original member and subsequent Pop/R&B Icon and Grammy winner generated a nationwide talent search other candidates included Jody Watley wanna-be Karyn White was also a contender and rumored participants also included Vanity, Maxi of Rick James Mary Jane Girls and other hopefuls. Karyn White went on to her own successful R&B career marrying Terry Lewis of famed production team Jam and Lewis.
Dawnn Lewis: http://www.dawnnlewis.com/html/credits_music.html
Karyn White: http://urban_music.tripod.com/karyn_facts.html