The band's record sales in the UK increased when Daniel demonstrated his body-popping dancing skills on BBC Television's music programme Top of the Pops, premiering the Moonwalk on television for the first time. Michael Jackson was a fan of the group, in particular, Daniel and his dance moves, after watching him on Soul Train. Jackson and Daniel met after, and Jackson took his then 12-year-old sister Janet to see Shalamar perform at Disneyland. Jeffrey Daniel co-choreographed Michael Jackson's "Bad" and "Smooth Criminal" videos.
Shalamar reformed in 2005, for the UK television series, Hit Me, Baby, One More Time, with original member Jeffrey Daniel and Howard Hewett, and with new member Carolyn Griffey—a long time friend and fan of the original band, and daughter of Shalamar founder and Solar Record boss Dick Griffey. Carolyn's mother is Carrie Lucas for whom Watley sang backing vocals. They reached the grand finals of Hit Me, Baby, One More Time in May 2005, utimately losing out to Shakin' Stevens.
In October 2009, the reformed Shalamar of Hewett, Daniel and Griffey, performed as a part of "The Ultimate Boogie Nights Disco Concert Series", at IndigO2 within O2 Arena Entertainment Avenue in London. This prompted their return to the UK in April 2010 for a tour.
Hewett, Griffey and Daniel, returned to IndigO2 in October 2011.
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SHALAMAR Weekend Playlist November 27th 2011
1. The Second Time Around (12" MIX) 1979. The group scored a US million seller with "The Second Time Around".
2. Take That To The Bank (12" ― MIX) 1979
3. A Night to Remember (Album Version) 1982
4. There It Is (12" Mix) 1982
5. I Can Make You Feel Good (12" Mix) 1982
6. Friends (12" Mix) 1982
7. I Owe You One (Album Version) 1980
8. Right In The Socket (12" Mix) 1979
9. Make That Move (12" Mix) 1980
10. Dead Giveaway (Album Version) 1983
11. Disappearing Act (Album Version) 1983
12. Sweeter As The Days Go By (Single Version) 1981
13. Uptown Festival (12" Mix) 1977. Their first hit was the 1975 Motown-inspired production "Uptown Festival," and released on Soul Train Records the success of which inspired Griffey and Don Cornelius to replace session singers with popular Soul Train dancers Jody Watley and Jeffrey Daniel to join original Shalamar lead singer Gary Mumford.
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