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Duration: 1 hour

A selection of some of the best performances by African-American artists of the 1980s from the BBC archives, featuring Cameo, Shalamar, Salt-n-Pepa, Chaka Khan, Kid Creole, Doug E Fresh, Whitney Houston and Luther Vandross.

Last on

Sun 30 Jun 2013 01:00 BBC Four

  • All American season

    All American season

    This programme is part of All American, a BBC Four season about US culture. You can also watch further programmes from the BBC archives, online and in full, in the All American Collection.

    Go to the BBC Four All American Collection

Credits

Producer
James Hale
Executive Producer
Ryan Minchin

Broadcasts

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  • All American

    A collection of classic BBC programmes about US culture. Available to watch online.

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