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Brought to you by Funknstuff.net and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.
Featured in this episode (Part 2 of 2): Cheryl Cooley, original guitarist and band director of Klymaxx, one of the 1980s’ most successful R&B/funk acts, and the only all-female band of its kind to score a platinum-selling album. Among Klymaxx’s hits were “Meeting in the Ladies Room,” “Never Underestimate the Power of a Woman,” “I Miss You” and “The Men All Pause.”
The 2-part series includes: How Cheryl Cooley got her start in music; how Klymaxx was formed and developed; what it was like to work within the Solar Records galaxy with acts like Lakeside, Midnight Star, Shalamar, and producers and mentors like Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Reggie Calloway, L.A. Reid and Babyface; the novelty, challenges, advantages and experiences of being a female band in a man’s band world; hitting it bigtime during the mid-1980s and music video heyday; escapade tales from the road; what makes funk so unique and special, and why it endures; the demise and drama of Klymaxx; a Cooley-led resurgence on stage and in studio; and much more!