HUR@HOME with Howard Hewett

We Talked About What Really Went Down With Shalamar!

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Grammy Award winner, Howard Hewett, is one of the most gifted vocalists in the Post-Marvin Gaye era of pop R&B.

He started singing as a child, fronting his older sisters in The Hewett Singers. The group toured the gospel circuit. As a teen, Hewett sharpened his crooner skills in a funk band called Lyfe. In 1976, Hewett moved to Los Angeles and formed a group put together by the owners of the historic Maverick’s Flat, called Beverly Hills. Hewett got his mainstream break as the male vocal lead in Shalamar, a centerpiece of Dick Griffey’s SOLAR (Sound of Los Angeles Records) label. His tenor voice mixed beautifully with the bright vocals of Jody Watley, the dancing skills of Jeffery Daniels and the writing and production of Leon Sylvers III.

The fact that there was an obvious echo (technical glitch) from his end, we all enjoyed every moment. That was one of the best IG Lives! We learned so much about this gifted artist. His spirituality, and how he’s using this time during the pandemic to get even closer to God. Howard Hewett was quoting bible scriptures. He even talked about his love for his children. Howard was so open, honest, and engaging for our WHUR viewers.

We talked about what really went down with his former group, Shalamar, that left he and Jody Watley not speaking to each other for decades. In fact, he said that this is the most he’s opened up about it in an interview. Press play to see the full interview. Watch the entire show, and you’ll get a special “serenade treat” at the end.

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