Flashback Friday: Teena Marie and Shalamar

We’re in the mood for some classic 80s R&B today. How bout y’all? If so, you’re in the right place.

naked to the world

Teena Marie, Naked to the World (1988)

I feel like Lady Tee’s early 80s run is extremely unappreciated. She dominated the early part of the decade with hit after hit. “Ooo La La La” is probably my favorite, but Naked to the World had many more gems.

Also check out:

“Work It”

“Surrealistic Pillow”


Shalamar, Friends (1982)

Shalamar has had more members than the Power Rangers but we can all agree that the classic lineup of Jeffrey Daniel, Howard Hewett and Jody Watley was the best. Shalamar’s appeal was that they were just so much fun – I kinda miss the days when music was all about having a good time.

Also check out:

“I Can Make You Feel Good”


Now, it’s your turn. Email soulinstereoblog@gmail.com  hit me up on Twitter @etbowser, or stop by the comments section and share your Flashback Friday album. Leave a couple of sentences describing what makes it so great. I’ll feature your album on the blog.


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