Posts Tagged ‘SOLAR Records’

Klymaxx (1984) Meeting In The Ladies Room GER 12″

Klymaxx (1984) Meeting In The Ladies Room GER 12"

This German 12″ features Frank Poulton’s remix of Klymaxx’s “Meeting In The Ladies Room” along with Party Mixes of the title track and “Lock And Key”.

Midnight Star (1986) Headlines US 12″

Midnight Star (1986) Headlines US 12"

The US 12″ release of Midnight Star’s “Headlines” features an 11:27 Instrumental Dub and an edited Vocal version that clocks in at 4:18.

Shalamar (1987) Circumstantial Evidence 12″

Shalamar (1987) Circumstantial Evidence 12"

This vinyl rip of Shalamar’s 1987 12″ release “Circumstantial Evidence” features a 9:20 Special Dub 4 The Club along with the LP edit and Instrumental.

Various (1987) The SOLAR System UK 2xLP

Various (1987) The SOLAR System UK 2xLP

And the beat goes on, Just like my love everlasting.
And the beat goes on, Still moving strong on and on

Deele (1983) Surrender 12″ Promo

Deele (1983) Surrender 12" Promo

The Brief: The Deele’s first album, ‘Street Beat’, was released in 1983.  The band at that time consisted of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Carlos “Satin” Greene, Darnell “Dee” Bristol, Stanley “Stick” Burke and Kevin “Kayo” Roberson.  The first 2 singles from that album were “Body Talk” and “Just My Luck” which were Top […]

Calloway (1989) I Wanna Be Rich 12″

Calloway (1989) I Wanna Be Rich 12"

The Brief: At the outset, the Calloway brothers break away from Midnight Star appeared to be a wildly successful move as the duo racked up a #2 hit on the Billboard and Cash Box pop charts and #5 on the R&B charts.  That great start quickly fizzled out and their “solo” career went downhill from […]

Midnight Star (1986) Midas Touch 12″

Midnight Star (1986) Midas Touch 12"

The Brief: The last appearance on Billboard’s Hot 100 that Midnight Star made was in 1986 with this single, “Midas Touch”.  It was from the LP ‘Headlines’ which was the last album from the group with Reggie and Vincent Calloway as members.  The song just missed the Top 40 in the US but did reach […]

Shalamar – Games 12″

Shalamar - Games 12"

The A Side: Games (Extended Version) 8:50 The B Side: Games (Radio) 6:08 Games (Instrumental) 6:10 The Brief: In 1986 Howard Hewett left Shalamar to pursue a solo career. Sidney Justin came in to replace him and the group put together their ninth studio album with the help of L.A. Reid & Babyface, Jerry Peters, […]

Midnight Star – Snake In The Grass 12″

Midnight Star - Snake In The Grass 12"

The A Side: Snake In The Grass (Extended Version) 8:17 Snake In The Grass (12″ Radio Version) 5:29 The B Side: Snake In The Grass (Dub Version) 5:19 Snake In The Grass (LP Version) 4:22 The Brief: Midnight Star’s first album without the Calloway brothers reached #96 on the Billboard 200 and #14 on the […]

Midnight Star – Don’t Rock The Boat 12″

Midnight Star - Don't Rock The Boat 12"

“Don’t Rock The Boat” by Midnight Star featured Ecstacy of Whodini and was #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music 12-Inch Singles Sales chart on 12/17/88.

Midnight Star – Engine No. 9 12″

Midnight Star - Engine No. 9 12"

The A Side: Engine No. 9 (Vocal/Extended Remix) 6:48 The B Side: Engine No. 9 (Edit Of Remix) 3:48 Engine No. 9 (Dub Version) 6:59 The Brief: Midnight Star came together in 1976 at Kentucky State University when trumpeter Reggie Calloway, vocalist Belinda Lipscomb, guitarist/vocalist Melvin Gentry, bassist Kenneth Gant, multi-instrumentalist Bill Simmons, keyboard player/vocalist […]

Lakeside – Relationship 12″

Lakeside - Relationship 12"

The A Side: Relationship 5:28 The B Side: Relationship (Instrumental Version) 5:53 Homewrecker 6:20 The Brief: Lakeside teamed up with Brownmark, former bassist for Prince, to record the song “Relationship”. The song was written by Brownmark and he co-produced the song with long-time Lakeside band member Stephen Shockley. The Billboard Charts: Chart Debuted Debut Pos. […]

Lakeside – Raid 12″

Lakeside - Raid 12"

The A Side: Raid 6:54 The B Side: The Urban Man 4:25 The Brief: Lakeside were recording artists on Dick Griffey’s Solar Records label and released their 7th studio album in 1983 entitled ‘Untouchables’. The album reached #42 on the Billboard 200 and went to #10 on the Top R&B Albums charts. The single “Raid” […]

The Deele – Can U-Dance 12″

The Deele – Can U-Dance 12"

The A Side: Can U-Dance (radio vers.) 4:33 Can U-Dance (instr. version) 5:09 The B Side: Can U-Dance (club dub) 6:59 Dry Your Eyes 4:45 The Brief: The third album from The Deele, 1987’s ‘Eyes Of A Stranger’, was the best seller of their career spawning the monster single “Two Occasions” and this dance-funk number […]

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