Monday, May 2, 2011

Saturday Morning's Greatest Hits: Mr. Telephone Man (1984)

In the mid-80's, the emergence of vocal groups such as New Edition led to something called "New Jack Swing" as a sub-genre of rhythm & blues (R & B). New Edition was the launchpad for future solo stars like Bobby Brown & Ralph Tresvant, and spun off the trio Bell-Biv-DeVoe in 1990.

NOLAsoulchild uploaded this performance clip from a 1984 episode of American Bandstand, which also includes a second track and the obligatory interview with host Dick Clark, who is seen at the start chatting with some of the audience.

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