Year: 2016

  • Jheri Curl June: Yarbrough & Peoples’ “Guilty”

    Jheri Curl June: Yarbrough & Peoples’ “Guilty”

    In many ways, Yarbrough & Peoples offer a much more pleasant male-female music partnership dynamic than earlier Jheri Curl June inductees René & Angela. Calvin Leon Yarbrough and Alisa Delois Peoples were childhood friends who eventually became a musical duo. After being discovered by the Gap Band and Lonnie Simmons, they recorded their best-known hit, “Don’t Stop the Music,” in 1980. They…

  • Dystopian Listening Party Podcast, Jheri Curl June Edition: Jamie Starr’s a Thief

    Dystopian Listening Party Podcast, Jheri Curl June Edition: Jamie Starr’s a Thief

    https://media.blubrry.com/podcast_dystopian_dance_party/dystopiandanceparty.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ddp10.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Android | iHeartRadio | Blubrry | RSSWell, folks, it’s our first-ever Jheri Curl June podcast–and before you ask, yes, we’re talking about Prince again. This time, though, we’re shedding light on a somewhat less-discussed side of his career: the series of (very)…

  • Jheri Curl June: Wendy & Lisa’s “Satisfaction”

    Jheri Curl June: Wendy & Lisa’s “Satisfaction”

    In our upcoming podcast (posting Monday!) on the musical side projects of Prince, we discuss the weird kind of Stockholm Syndrome that seems to have gripped everyone who collaborated with the little guy. André Cymone, Morris Day, Vanity: all fought tooth and nail to get out from under Prince’s lacy-gloved iron fist; then, when they were finally free,…

  • Jheri Curl June: Samantha Fox’s “Naughty Girls Need Love Too”

    Jheri Curl June: Samantha Fox’s “Naughty Girls Need Love Too”

    Samantha Fox began her career as a glamour model in 1983, but by the mid-’80s had made the natural transition to pop music. After the success of her debut album, 1985’s Touch Me, Fox returned to the studio to record her self-titled sophomore album, which further expands on her bad girl image. Fox enlisted the help…

  • Jheri Curl June: Starpoint’s “Object of My Desire”

    Jheri Curl June: Starpoint’s “Object of My Desire”

    I’ll be the first to admit: when it comes to jheri curl music’s holy trinity of “Star” groups (Midnight Star, Starpoint, and Atlantic Starr, in case you had to ask), Starpoint is probably my least favorite. But now that I live in the D.C./Maryland/Virginia metro area, I feel that it’s important to give them some love–if only…

  • Jheri Curl June: Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good to Me”

    Jheri Curl June: Tina Turner’s “Better Be Good to Me”

    After four solo albums–two after her split with musical partner and husband Ike Turner–1984’s Private Dancer would solidify Tina Turner as a solo act and superstar. It also proved to be the debut of the fright wig that would become a signature style for Ms. Turner through the rest of the 1980s. Tina’s cover of the short-lived New York City-based group Spider’s…