Year: 2021

  • Jheri Curl June: Curtis Hairston’s “The Morning After”

    Jheri Curl June: Curtis Hairston’s “The Morning After”

    “The Morning After” wasn’t a hit in the U.S., but it did chart in the U.K., where Hairston remains better known; and the combination of the singer’s soaring tenor with those slick keyboards makes it the perfect song to slide into the weekend with.

  • Jheri Curl June: Angela Winbush’s “Angel”

    Jheri Curl June: Angela Winbush’s “Angel”

    This year’s Jheri Curl June has leaned heavily into harder go-go beats and electro grooves. Sure, we had Atlantic Starr’s grown and sexy “Love Me Down” at the beginning of the month, but after that it’s been back to back Jheri Jams. So, I felt it was again time to relax into something as silky…

  • Jheri Curl June: Midnight Star’s “Headlines”

    Jheri Curl June: Midnight Star’s “Headlines”

    The title track of Headlines shows that, if nothing else, Midnight Star’s signature sound was still good for a decent groove.

  • Jheri Curl June: Whodini’s “The Freaks Come Out at Night”

    Jheri Curl June: Whodini’s “The Freaks Come Out at Night”

    Whodini now lives in the hallowed halls of the proverbial Jheri Curl Hall of Fame, in the same wing as the Egyptian Lover and the Jonzun Crew, with Ecstasy’s signature Zorro hat and tiny shorts on display right next to the Egyptian Lover’s leather suit and everyone’s fingerless gloves.

  • Jheri Curl June: Nile Rodgers’ “Let’s Go Out Tonight”

    Jheri Curl June: Nile Rodgers’ “Let’s Go Out Tonight”

    Even if it isn’t quite orthodox Jheri Curl, how could I refuse myself the opportunity to share this absolutely bonkers video, which features Rodgers (wearing some kind of futuristic Cosby sweater) bringing a Japanese Bunraku marionette to life, taking her out on a date, and then seemingly turning into a marionette himself?

  • Jheri Curl June: Pebbles’ “Mercedes Boy”

    Jheri Curl June: Pebbles’ “Mercedes Boy”

    We’ve spoken briefly about Perri “Pebbles” Reid before, in the context of our 2016 profile of her ex-husband and producer, L.A. Reid, as well as our 2018 profile on André Cymone, who co-wrote her contribution to the Beverly Hills Cop II soundtrack, “Love/Hate.” But part of the point of Jheri Curl June Ladies’ Week is…