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  • 03:00

    Callywood Live with Howard Hewett

    in Entertainment

    When Shalamar broke up in the mid 1980s, Howard 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. Hewett contributed vocals to La Toya Jackson's Hot 100 hit single "Heart Don't Lie" in 1984.

  • 03:00

    The Cosandra Calloway Show with Howard Hewett

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    When Shalamar broke up in the mid 1980s, Howard 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. Hewett contributed vocals to La Toya Jackson's Hot 100 hit single "Heart Don't Lie" in 1984.

  • 00:34

    HOWARD HEWETT - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW-WED, MAR 18, 2015 - 5:00 pm PST

    in Music

    Howard Hewett (born October 1, 1955, Akron, Ohio, United States) 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 in 1976, where he met John and Alonzo Daniels, owners of an historical club in the LA Crenshaw district, called Maverick's Flat. It was at Maverick's that Hewett first met Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley (eventually Shalamar). Hewett and the Daniels brothers formed a show group called "Beverly Hills" and through Daniels bookings toured throughout Europe, the UK, Scandinavia and Asia for all of 1978 till the middle of 1979.


    After returning from overseas, Hewett started recording for Jeffrey Bowen, a Motown producer (The Temptations, Commodores, Bonnie Pointer) who was working on a solo project on guitarist Eddie Hazel (Parliament-Funkadelic). Hewett never completed the project because towards the end of 1979, he got a call from Jeffrey Daniel, who was on the road with Shalamar in the middle of a promotional tour. They had suddenly found themselves in need of a lead singer and Daniel made Hewett an offer that he accepted. Within three days Hewett flew to New Jersey, where he met up with Watley and Daniel, rehearsed the lip synch and choreography to the current Shalamar single "Take That To The Bank", and found himself in front of a TV camera on a local dance show in Paterson, New Jersey. They completed the promotional tour and returned to Los Angeles and immediately started recording the Big Fun LP with their producer, Leon Sylvers. The trio went on to record songs such as "Second Time Around", "Make That Move", "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.

  • 00:39

    Howard Hewett (R&B, Gospel, Jazz)

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    In 1990, Howard Hewett released a self-titled album, which included the hit "Show Me" In October 2006, Hewett released a new single, "Enough" (with jazz legend George Duke), which has received substantial play on urban  contemporary and R&B radio stations.( more info will be posted)


     


     

  • 01:23

    Howard Hewett Up Close and Personal

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    Legendary R&B and gospel singer and former lead vocalist of the R&B group Shalamar
    HOWARD HEWETT
    With his silky smooth, straight-from-the-heart soulful style, Howard Hewett is gifted with one of the most instantly recognizable voices in contemporary music.     Email Lani Salter, Sr. Producer at thatssoveryvanessa@gmail.com

  • 01:00

    Howard Hewett

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    Sit down, relax and listen to our Labor Day broadcast of April Sims and Poetry Man interviewing legendary singer, Howard Hewett. You might remember Howard Hewett from his days with Shalamar or for his song 'Say Amen'. However you know him, sit back and relax as your hosts April Sims and Poetry Man interview Howard Hewett

  • 02:01

    93.Tweed (FM Izum) Guest, Howard Hewett Presented by W.M.R.

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    Howard Hewett Live with Tweed Cadillac on the Thursday Night Flight.

  • 00:57

    The Journey with Howard Hewett

    in Lifestyle

    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.


    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. Hewett contributed vocals to La Toya Jackson's Hot 100 hit single "Heart Don't Lie" in 1984.


    In 1990, Hewett released a self-titled album, which included the hit "Show Me" (R&B #2), and 1992 saw the release of the LP Allegiance, which was not received as well as previous albums. He contributed to the second season theme song of "Hangin' With Mr. Cooper" which was a remake of Sam & Dave's R&B Top 10 hit "Soul Man". This recording was produced by singer Steve Tyrell.


    Howard continues to pour himself into his music and remain one of the premiere ballardeers in the business.

  • 01:11

    Singer Howard Hewett. Motivational Speaker James Thomas

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    According to one Rolling Stone writer, Howard Hewett is the premier vocalist in the post - Marvin Gaye era of romantic pop. Like Gaye, Hewett soars to new heights and seduces his audience. It is no wonder he's responsible for selling some ten million records; his voice is irresistible. Howard Hewett is one of the most talented soul singers of the past two decades. In group settings, as a guest vocalist and as a solo singer, Hewett's virtually irresistible voice has wrapped itself around material of various quality turning good songs into great records and doing his best to save some of the lesser material with which he has sometimes been saddled as a solo artist.
    James Thomas believes that life is an exciting adventure. As a teenager in the 1970’s, seeing the likes of Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and other’s come through his uncle’s VIP Records store began his love affair with the entertainment industry.  . Aspiring to Inspire!

  • 01:36

    TUESDAY MORNING WITH "SHALAMAR" FT. "HOWARD HEWETT" ON THE MINI CONCERT STAGE !

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    PLEASE JOIN ME TUESDAY MORNING FROM 9A-11A CST FOR "THE DOCTOR ICE MORNING SHOW" WHERE ON THE MINI - CONCERT STAGE AT 10:00AM WILL BE " SHALAMAR " FT. HOWARD HEWETT.  TO CATCH THE SHOW GO TO MY LIVE STATION SITE AT WWW.BLOGTALKRADIO.COM/DOCTOR-ICE AND CLICK ON THE SHOW FOR THE DAY, OR CALL MY LIVE REQUEST LINE NUMBER AT (646) 478-4755, OR GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/TONYAKINS1961 AND CLICK ON THE LINK.

  • 01:20

    Howard Hewett joins Choc'Let and co-host, Cerise on Everybody is a Star

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    Grammy Award Winner, Howard Hewett has been one of the most influential and consistent voices of the past three decades. Whether in a group setting, a guest vocalist or as a solo artist, Hewett's recognizable and virtually irresistible voice has wrapped itself around an array of musical moments; turning good songs into great records and great records into lifetime standards. Howard began his musical roots in Akron, Ohio at the age of 10. In 1976, he relocated to Los Angeles. 


    Howard later became the lead singer and third member of Shalamar with Jeffrey Daniels and Jody Watley. Shalamar graced the charts with hit after hit; such as, “A Night to Remember,” “For the Lover in You,” “Make that Move” and "Second Time Around."


    Hewett departed for a solo career in 1985. He signed with Elektra, debuting his first single "I'm for Real." Hewett also co- wrote and produced his inspirational composition "Say Amen,” which remains one of his signature songs.


    Howard also participated in major motion picture soundtracks; such as Foot Loose, The Five Heartbeats and Beverly Hills Cop; which he received a Grammy for “Don’t Get Stopped in Beverly Hills.”


    He also cut duets with many legendary female recording artists who are no strangers to topping the charts; Dionne Warwick, Anita Baker, Stacy Latisaw, Roberta Flack, and Tina Marie.


    He continues to hone his craft, as he is consistently writing, producing and performing; appearing on projects with the late George Duke, as well as Stanley Clarke, Brian Culbertson, Joe Sample, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum and many others.