"Flash Back Friday: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis"
If you ever listened to The Time, Janet Jackson, Yolanda Adams, Mary J. Blige or Chaka Khan, then you'll probably already a fan of these two gentlemen. Products of middle America -- Minnesota to be exact -- Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis have plenty of Grammy awards and innumerable number one songs. From Janet's "Alright" to Mary J. Blige's "No More Drama," these two in their signature hats keep the hits coming which is why during Black Music Month, we celebrate the dynamic duo that is Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Super Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis met in high school in Minneapolis and formed a band called Flyte Tyme, which evolved into the Time. In 1981, Morris Day joined and the trio toured with Prince as his opening act. As members of The Time, they recorded three of the group’s four albums, including “The Time,” “What Time Is It?” and “Pandemonium.” The first two albums are said to have shaped early ’80s R&B music and prepared the duo for groups like The Deele and their most popular collaborator, Janet Jackson.