Member of SHALAMAR and Music Industry Royalty, Daughter of Music Industry Icon Dick Griffey and Disco/Soul Queen Carrie Lucas / Carolyn Griffey Of Shalamar


Victor is honored and proud to present this exclusive conversation with Soul Music Family Royalty, the mulit-talented Carolyn Griffey.

Carolyn Griffey is an American female soul vocalist, and member of the soul funk group Shalamar. She is the daughter of Carrie Lucas and Solar Records boss Dick Griffey, who worked with Don Cornelius in the television program, Soul Train.Griffey grew up around The Whispers, Shalamar, Midnight Star, Dynasty, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and James Brown, who all appeared on Soul Train or who were signed to Solar Records. In 1990 she was signed to Sony Records as part of the dance-pop duo called ‘Absolute’. This group released one album, For All Seasons, in 1990. Their singles included “Cheap Shot” and “Gotta Lambada” and “This Moment In Time” both (from the movie soundtrack of Lambada.)She has been the lead female vocalist of Shalamar since 2001. She appeared on ITV’s Hit Me, Baby, One More Time in 2005, and has been touring the world with the Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel.

She also sang with the Andraé Crouch Gospel Choir, who are known for their work on Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror”, “Keep the Faith” and “Will You Be There”.Griffey currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.In October 2009, Griffey performed with Hewett and Daniel in Shalamar at London’s O2 Arena. This prompted a return for a tour in the UK in April 2010. They have been an annual feature at London’s O2 Arena every December since 2010. In 2014 Griffey appeared with Howard Hewett and Jeffrey Daniel for two Shalamar concerts at the Manchester Ritz and London O2.




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