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SOLAR (acronym for Sound of Los AngelesRecords was an American record label founded in 1977 by Dick Griffey. SOLAR began in 1975 as Soul Train Records, founded by Dick Griffey and Soul Train creator Don Cornelius. The first act they signed was an R&B vocal quartet they named The Soul Train Gang (Gerald Brown, Terry Brown, Judy Jones, Patricia Williamson, and later Denise Smith). Griffey formed a collective called Shalamar, using a host of session singers to record “Uptown Festival,” a disco-length medley of early Motown hits. 

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    The Whispers - And The Beat Goes On

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    "And the Beat Goes On" is a 1979 single by the American music group the Whispers. The song was their first of two number-one singles on the Soul ch...

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    3rd Avenue - Let's Talk About Love

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    "Let's Talk About Love" is a studio album from R&B trio 3rd Avenue. This record features a classic R&B sound that could be heard throughout...

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    The Deele - Eyes of a Stranger

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    Formed in 1981 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The line up originally consisted of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, Carlos “Satin” Greene, Darne...

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    Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage

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    Fantastic Voyage is the fourth album released by the funk band Lakeside. Released in 1980 on the SOLAR Records label, it was produced by the band's...

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    The Deele - An Invitation to Love

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    An Invitation to Love is Cincinnati R&B band, The Deele's fourth and final studio album released under SOLAR records in 1993.  Carlos Greene an...

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