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  • Jheri Curl June: Patrice Rushen’s “Breakout!”

    Jheri Curl June: Patrice Rushen’s “Breakout!”

    Like several of the other artists we’ve been discussing this year, vocalist and keyboardist Patrice Rushen had a significant career before jheri curl (B.J.C.). She recorded three well-regarded albums for jazz imprint Prestige Records in the 1970s before switching over to R&B with 1978’s Patrice—a move that, perhaps understandably, alienated much of her existing fanbase. That same…