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Howard Hewett: Howard Hewett (Brian)

Amy Linden, Musician, July 1990

HOWARD HEWETT was the lead singer in the dance/pop trio Shalamar, whose femme fatale, Jody Watley, has since become the much bigger star. It would be easy to attribute her popularity to a better pair of legs, but don't discount pizzazz. Watley's got some; when you think Howard Hewett, not much of anything comes to mind. Perhaps he's too good a singer to be reduced to a could-have-been, but until now his solo records have been forgettable displays of studio craft. There's a reason why it's called show biz; Hewett has been all biz.

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