’80s R&B That Deserves More Love Today

The 1984 hit movie Breakin’ was the Flashdance of mid-’80s R&B. (Photo: MGM/UA Entertainment Company)

New wave, ’80s pop, and hair metal get all the retro-music love, but the Ronald Reagan decade was just as good to R&B (barring magazine’s unfortunate rechristening of the R&B singles chart as “Hot Black Singles” from 1982 to 1990). A Facebook friend drove that point home when she posted several great ’80s Dazz Band singles that weren’t the group’s…