• Shalamar were formed in 1978 by Don Cornelius, the producer and host of the legendary music show “Soul Train”, and featured Howard Hewett, Jeffrey Daniels & Jody Watley.
• This 3 Albums on 2 CD’s set features Shalamar’s first three albums “Uptown Festival”, “Disco Gardens” and “Big Fun”.
• “Uptown Festival” got the group off to a great start as it featured the single of the same name, a Smash Hit on both sides of the Atlantic, as it was a medley of some of the greatest Motown hits ever recorded. This package also includes as a bonus track the 7” single version.
• Shalamar followed “Uptown Festival” with “Disco Gardens” which included their next Big Hit ‘Take That To The Bank’. It was Top 20 in the UK & #11 in the U.S. R&B chart; the band were really off and running.
• The third album on this package is “Big Fun”, and that album was chock-full of hits and dance grooves, including ‘I Owe You One’, ‘Right In The Socket’ and the No.1 R&B Hit ‘The Second Time Around’.
• This package also features as bonus tracks some of the 7” & 12” mixes of the hit singles.
• With fantastic sleeve notes written by Christian John Wikane, a New York based music journalist, who interviewed Jody Watley specially for this package, we have the Shalamar package their fans have been wanting for years.
1. INKY DINKY WANG DANG DOO
2. BEAUTIFUL NIGHT
3. UPTOWN FESTIVAL
4. HIGH ON LIFE
5. OHH BABY, BABY
6. YOU KNOW
7. FOREVER CAME TODAY
8. TOSSING, TURNING AND SWINGING
9. SHALAMAR DISCO GARDENS
10. TAKE THAT TO THE BANK
11. STAY CLOSE TO LOVE
12. LEAVE IT ALL UP TO LOVE
13. LOVELY LADY
14. CINDY CINDY
1. THE RIGHT TIME FOR US
2. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER
3. RIGHT IN THE SOCKET
4. THE SECOND TIME AROUND
5. I OWE YOU ONE
6. LET’S FIND THE TIME FOR LOVE
8. UPTOWN FESTIVAL (7” VERSION)
9. TAKE THAT TO THE BANK (7” VERSION)
10. RIGHT IN THE SOCKET (7” VERSION)
11. THE SECOND TIME AROUND (12” VERSION)
12. I OWE YOU ONE (7” VERSION)