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memories of the ’80s – Party All the Time by Eddie Murphy

Rising high as an actor in comedies in the 1980s, Eddie Murphy tried for a singing career with the song Party All the Time. Murphy had been in 48 Hrs, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop when he worked with … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Best of My Love by The Emotions

The mid 1970s was all about dance, like this number one song of 1977: Best of My Love by The Emotions.¬† Written and produced by Maurice White and Al McKay of fellow band Earth, Wind and Fire, the song was … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – I Wanna Be Your Lover by Prince

The end of the 1970s was the beginning of a music career for Prince Nelson Rogers, with his first hit single I Wanna Be Your Lover. Working on the follow-up to his debut album, Prince released his second album For … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Play That Funky Music

For late summer 1976, radio playlists all included this gem: Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry. Written by Rob Parissi, the band had reformed after the previous band members had broken up. With a renewed devotion to music, Parissi … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Movin’ by Brass Construction

The disco era of the 1970s spawned many memorable one hit wonders, including one that came out of a jam session: Movin’ by Brass Construction. The funk/disco band was working on its first album, and spent time in the studio … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire

For funk band Earth, Wind &¬†Fire, 1975 brought them their first number one single, the memorable Shining Star. Written by band members Maurice White, Larry Dunn and Philip Bailey, the song was written for the CBS album That’s the Way … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder

In 1976, singer/songwriter/piano man Stevie Wonder released his eighteenth album, one that would become one of his best: Songs in the Key of Life. Disillusioned with living in the US and his music career, Wonder was ready to quit the … Continue reading

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