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Atlantic Starr

Atlantic Starr was among the top urban contemporary acts of the '80s and fared well in the adult contemporary market as well, but their roots were '70s soul and funk. Several members first recorded together as Newban, a funk group that released two 1977 albums, Newban and Newban 2, on the Guinness label. Atlantic Starr took shape that same year, formed in White Plains, New York by three brothers: lead singer/guitarist David Lewis, lead singer/keyboardist Wayne Lewis, and trombonist/percussionist Jonathan Lewis. The lineup was filled out by singer Sharon Bryant, trumpeter William Sudderth, saxophonist Damon Rentie (who was replaced by Koran Daniels in 1981), bassist Clifford Archer, drummer Porter Carroll, Jr., and percussionist/flutist Joseph Phillips. Influenced by the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Commodores, New Birth, and L.T.D., Atlantic Starr started playing around the northeastern U.S. They signed with A&M and started working with Bobby Eli, a well-respected producer/songwriter from Philadelphia. Produced by Eli in 1978, Atlantic Starr's self-titled debut album wasn't a mega-platinum blockbuster but did reasonably well and contained the funk hit "Stand Up" (which made it to number 16 on Billboard's R&B singles chart). Eli went on to produce the band's second album, Straight to the Point; while that 1979 release did OK, A&M knew that Atlantic Starr could be bigger. So in 1981, the band changed producers and enlisted James Carmichael for their third album, Radiant. It was a wise move; Radiant and its hit single "When Love Calls" established Atlantic Starr as a supergroup in the R&B market. It was on Radiant that the charismatic Bryant (who was featured on "When Love Calls") really blossomed as a singer and her lead vocals played a major role in the band's success. Carmichael went on to produce 1982's Brilliance (which contained the number two R&B single "Circles") and 1983's Yours Forever; the latter includes "Touch a Four Leaf Clover," another major hit featuring Bryant.

Although Bryant was never Atlantic Starr's only lead singer -- Wayne and David Lewis also provided their share of lead vocals -- she was a major asset. So it came as quite a disappointment when she left Atlantic Starr in 1984 to pursue a solo career. But all was not lost. The talented Barbara Weathers was hired as a replacement and 1985's As the Band Turns -- Atlantic Starr's first post-Bryant album and sixth album overall -- found the outfit unveiling a smaller lineup that consisted of Weathers, the Lewis Brothers, and Phillips. Sudderth, Daniels, Archer, and Carroll were all gone, but despite those personnel changes, Atlantic Starr was still distinctive and recognizable. As the Band Turns, which contained the major hit "Secret Lovers," turned out to be Atlantic Starr's last album for A&M; in 1987, they moved to Warner Bros. and fared well with the album All in the Name of Love and the smash hit "Always." A syrupy adult contemporary ballad, "Always" reflected the Lewis Brothers' desire to have the type of crossover success that Whitney Houston and Lionel Ritchie had been enjoying in the '80s; they got their wish when "Always" soared to number one on both the pop and R&B charts.

After All in the Name of Love, Weathers left the band to pursue a solo career and was replaced by Porscha Martin, who was featured on 1988's We're Movin' Up. Martin was around for a few years before being replaced by Rachel Oliver (Atlantic Starr's fourth female vocalist) in the early '90s. Atlantic Starr's relationship with Warner Bros. ended after 1991's Love Crazy, and in 1994, the band recorded one album for Arista: Time. That album was a commercial disappointment and the single "I'll Remember You" only made it to the fifties on Billboard's R&B and pop singles charts. Time (which was David Lewis' last album with the band) found a fifth female singer, Aisha Tanner, replacing Oliver. And when 1999's Legacy was distributed by the small, independent Street Solid label, Atlantic Starr unveiled yet another lineup -- one that consisted of two Lewis Brothers (Wayne and Jonathan) as well as Oliver (who had returned and replaced Tanner) and a new male singer named DeWayne Woods. Although Legacy received very little attention, Atlantic Starr hung in there and was still performing for die-hard fans when the 21st century arrived. ~ Alex Henderson, Rovi
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LOVE THIS GROUP!!!
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If you want to know how long.....our love will last....this universe will pass!
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YESSSSSSSSSS
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oh the memories.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Oh yea !! They we're the best .the lady singer is great.
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Love this song
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Such a beautiful song! Atlantic Starr well done! Beautiful voices!
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This group made "the best" baby making music,of the 80's & early 90's,"PERIOD " ! "LETS GET CLOSER" & "SEND FOR ME"..(Classi c s )
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sermica3
This track off da chain till this day
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Oh this is my jam another hit
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Truly one of the best songs in the 80's
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My #mood right now. OL/JJ
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Chasing all the rain away! :-)
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Always...
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Been there n done that it sure was hard
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I had a secret lover didn't feel so good when it happened to me #soheartbrok e n
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Yes Definitely the gd ol days I was a secret lover who wasnt? Lol
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Secret lovers <3
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Beautiful song.
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Them where the Good day's
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Secret Lovers: Yes that's what we are! RQ/rlh
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Am I dreaming ... Plz say that it's forever <3
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This song is so beautiful
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Always....
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mloor8185
lovely memories, thank you Atlantic Starr!
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Let's get closer! Hay Hay... Yeah...! This is the jam! One of the best slow jams!
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Dreaming always been me I Love that song.
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I really love this song my mama used straighten my hair every Sunday plaing this song.
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I don't know to say my baby though everything was find now can't u tell its all over my hurt thank about the pain I'm going through. Let put one more thing on your mind if u ever need me I'm a phone call away
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This is true (always) you & me n the world ba
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I use to have words like this for that comeone
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Hey Lisa I miss you
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I miss this group!!!
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Oh yea !!! This my jamm
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Send For Me...brings back some memories. Atlantic Starr....muc h love
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I remember this song!
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Secret Lovers Leito! I love you.
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I love this song
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I love this song. ...
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Yessss, Atlantic Starr where yall at. We need this kind of music back! Let's get closer...... . y e s s s s
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shippy29
DICK THE WALLS MIND BUSINESS INSIDE JOKE HO HO HOBY YA KNOW
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1257 AT NIGHT ON XMAS DAY WAKE UP WORLD HAPPY HOLIDAYS LOVE THIS SONG
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ITS LATE EARLY WHATEVER
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LOVE YOU POOKIE BEAT MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL KEEP THE PEAVCE OOOPIE
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AINT NO SECRET I LOVE HIM ANYONE I CARE ABOUT ALREADY KNOWS
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I WILL LOVE YOU HOBY ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL SONG PEACE TO ALL
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blueyedmom00 7
When Love Calls is a great song. The lyrics are so true. You may never get a chance to love again. So grab it when it when it calls.
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Heyy now...... loving this song
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Haven't heard this in long time ...i will love you always.
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How can u love the other man without his knowledge but you have another man @hm and don't want to hurt him smh this song is taking about me...
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