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Midnight Star

The synth-funk unit Midnight Star scored several times on the charts during the mid-'80s, led by their double-platinum album No Parking on the Dance Floor in 1983. Just one of the successful acts on Solar Records (also including Shalamar, Lakeside, and the Whispers), the group was formed in 1976 at Kentucky State University by the Calloway brothers, trumpeter Reginald, and trombone player Vincent, with vocalist Belinda Lipscomb. After signing with RCA near the turn of the decade, Midnight Star recorded their first album in 1980, The Beginning, with a conglomeration of studio players and producers. After moving to the Solar label by 1982, the group released Victory and then added a full band: guitarist Melvin Gentry, bassist Kenneth Gant, drummer Bobby Lovelace, and keyboard player Bo Watson.

Though the Calloways' production skills -- later used to full effect on tracks by Natalie Cole, Gladys Knight, and Teddy Pendergrass -- had pushed Midnight Star into the R&B charts during 1981-1982, with singles like "Hot Spot" and "I've Been Watching You," the group was unprepared for the success of the first single from their third proper album, No Parking on the Dance Floor. "Freak-a-Zoid" hit number two on the R&B charts in mid-1983, and though it failed to make the pop Top 40, it pushed the LP over the platinum mark. "Operator," the first single from their next album, Planetary Invasion, became their highest-charting single, making number 18 on the pop charts. By 1986, Headlines had become Midnight Star's third album to at least sell gold, but it proved their last; both Reginald and Vincent left the group to form Calloway in 1988. (Incidentally, the Calloways had introduced future legend Babyface to Solar executives for his first job, and produced Babyface's group the Deele).

Without Reginald and Vincent Calloway to lead the way, Midnight Star fell fast and far. A 1988 self-titled album flopped, and 1990's Work It Out proved to be their last until 2002's 15th Avenue. Since then, the members continued outside collaborations, but they also came together for frequent touring. As late as 2007, the group's lineup featured Lipscomb, Gentry, Watson, Lovelace, and Gant. As Calloway, the Calloways found success with their first single, 1989's "I Wanna Be Rich," which hit number two on the pop charts. The track was their only major hit, followed by "Sir Lancelot" and the title track from their 1990 debut album, All the Way. Calloway returned two years later with Let's Get Smooth, but the album proved their last. The brothers continued working, with Pieces of a Dream and Bootsy Collins, among others. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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Cuz i love this slow jam Windows open bumping down the Shaw
That was jam in my day
Takes me back to High School.. Great music.
Remind me of Seattle in the 80's
Yep.
High School daze!!!!
And still will
Gone by to the day when I would get down
I met this band and they are very nice people. Cruising music for the early 80's.
Warren g sampled this into ( this dj )
mmmkimber0
"Love is a gamble that I want to take with you...I'm curious, about your loving"! The lyrics are wrong in Pandara!! This is the jam!! Ohhhh yeah!!! Midnight Star!
Awesome songs walk down memory lane
Awesome skate jam:-}
Play another Slow Jam this time make it sweet, memories of basement parties with red and yellow lights
that was the jam back in the dayz
that was the jam
Good. Group
back in the days when gas was cheaper (-:
Headlines was my jam with my pallies, and Engine no 9 was also soulfully enthralling but cooool..!!!!
The very 1st song that I've ever slow danced to. I was at a house party and the DJ put this on and I was just lucky that I was the only one left with nobody to dance with...This chick chose me! God is good!
pooh_bear333
OMG FEAK-A-ZOID! I use to skate to this in middle school.
shellflute0
Wore out that cassette tape! (ask your parents...)
Back in t town homies
Bad a** Jam
Best music ever(STILL. LISTEN TO THE WIZARD)
pooh_bear333
Freak-A-Zoid
pooh_bear333
OMG this was my skate jam back in the 80's!
oh yes,baby. electricity. back to the 80's
I love them great group!!!!!!!
Red light house party
hey mane 901 Memphis TN Happy Bday MLK!!!!!!! growed up on this.
Another slow jam was and is still my jam =)...It reminds me of my high school days at haddon heights high ...in NJ
Love it takes me back
WET MY WHISTLE MY 80'S JAM!!
NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR OH MY HIGH SCHOOL DAY JAM!!!
This was my Jam Evan E Worthing High School 82- 85!!!
Pretty sure I have not heard this song since 6th grade...Awes o m e .
REALMUSIC
I love midnight star my favor song no parking aka Greene.
I can remember SO many good times and They was all TIME and some BAD But it is Life .... ;-}
BACK IN THE!!!!! I MISS THOSE DAYS 80'S WAS THE S**T
godsprecious c r e a t i o n
Yes... "Im curious" the jam! Alright now! Love my Pandora.. Takes me way back.. Heeey! Yes Im up on my feet to this one! Heeey! Real music..
redlinedetai l i n g
Some of the best jams
U HEARD UM NO PARKING ON DA DANCE FLOOR!!!! BEEP!BEEP!BE E P ! B E E P !
This song was recorded by Atlantic Star not Midnight Star. Information needs to be changed to reflect that. Thanks.
Prettylashes , I'm with ya! :) These were definately the years of genuine fun, dancing and very many treasured memories! House parties, spodies and the final year of high school! Whoop Whoop
Love this song
Reminds me of my teen years.. going to house parties. When people acted like they had sense and just wanted to have fun! Damn miss those days!
Zoids..wind me up
I just dance thru the whole song
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