It’ll Never Be The Same: Music Groups That Tried To Go On Without Some Of Their Members

October 9, 2013 ‐ By Iva Anthony

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Don Cornelius may forever be known as the long-standing host of “Soul Train,” but the late legend was also the mastermind behind the disco group Shalamar. He recruited two of “Soul Train’s” dancers, Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel, to join Gary Mumford to form the group and while they had some hits, “I Can Make You Feel Good” and “A Night To Remember,” the group went through several different line-ups. Watley left to start a solo career and other members left due to non-payment and conflicts within the group and the record label, and after going through more than half a dozen singers, Shalamar now consists of Daniel, Howard Hewett and Carolyn Griffey. Shalamar, always popular across the pond, toured the UK in 2010.

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  • Guest

    what about Dru Hill

  • dingo_egret

    Not sure if I agree with the New Edition statement. Johnny Gill joined the group a long time ago and N.E. Heartbreak was one of their biggest commercial albums to date. They’ve continued to enjoy success even up to today where they tour with all members including Bobby Brown.

  • S Jo

    Boys to men rule all boy groups beside New Edition. I remember being a freshman in high school when we were all singing the first verse & on to The end of the road”Girl I know u really love me….”
    & of course Jodeci. I can’t even listen to Jodeci without thinking of my first love! If I hear forever my lady it sends chills throughout my body!

  • Sandbrn

    I don’t know why B2M is on this list, no disrespect to Michael but he was/is not the glue that held the group together. These men can actually sing and harmonize well and last I looked they were still working and winning awards for their work. There are too many add water and stir R&B groups out there and anyone over the age of 30 can immediately tell you which new groups are going to make it to the second cd. I keep it old school the majority of the time, with the exception of a few new add ins and I am never disappointed.

  • MzMabley

    only Philip Bailey, Verdine White, Ralph Johnson, Larry Dunn, and Al McKay,
    the original members, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of
    Fame. What about the EWF mastermind Maurice White?

  • Jayda Brown

    Blackstreet also went through member changes as well. Why aren’t they on this list?

  • Janeen

    WOW. Did you guys not put H-town on here. Shame, shame, shame!

  • NeaJ

    The R&B groups of today (how many are still around?) can learn a thing or two from the Tempations. Otis is the only surviving original member & he’s still going! That’s dedication. And it’s safe to say that once someone in a group becomes “the star”, that person will eventually venture out to do their own thing. Splitting your money 3+ ways can only last but so long. Lol