GD’s Streetplayer Presents… Legendary crooner Howard Hewett on “A Touch of Grace,” Wednesday, 1/22/2014 at 1:30PM [Pacific Standard Time]. To listen into the show click the link,or call the call in number on the day of the show: (347) 215-6245. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/author2beepa/2014/01/22/streetplayer-presents-the-legendary-howard-hewett
About Howard Hewett:
Howard Hewett (born October 1, 1955 in Akron, Ohio) is an American R&B and gospel singer and former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar.
Raised in Akron, Ohio, Hewett moved to Los Angeles. He would eventually meet Soul Train dancer and future first wife Rainey Riley-Cunningham, then a secretary of the show’s creator and original host Don Cornelius. It was he who introduced Hewett to fellow Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, and their group, Shalamar, was born. The trio is best known for songs such as “Second Time Around”, “A Night to Remember”, “Dancing in the Sheets” and the ballad “This Is For The Lover In You”. Hewett was the group’s lead singer from 1979 until 1985.
With a mid 1980s line-up change with Delisa Davis and Micki Free, Shalamar returned to the US Top 20 in 1984 with “Dancing in the Sheets” from the Footloose Soundtrack, peaking at #17, and they won a Grammy for “Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills” in 1984…
When Shalamar broke up in the mid 1980s, Hewett went on to pursue a solo career. He signed with Elektra Records and recorded 1986’s I Commit To Love (R&B #12), a relatively solid urban album that yielded two R&B hits, “I’m For Real” (R&B #2) and “Stay” (R&B #8). The album also included “Say Amen”, a gospel tune that became a surprise hit on the Gospel charts and is Hewett’s signature song…
[ info elements taken from Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/Howard+Hewett/_full_bio?l=0 & Wikipedia]]