Yeah, sorry so slow. I still haven't found a copy of the Right On mag featuring 1980s new wavers of color. But, I have a good memory and other resources so here we go.
Most people remember The Bus Boys from that Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack, "The Boys are Back in Town". Long before a really funny Mr. Murphy decided to use the Gardena,CA natives (go South Bay!), they made a few other hits that were memorable - just too much for pop radio at the time.
To catch up with these guys, check out their website. There's a nice documentary that talks about the black L.A. experience that I will probably share in a future post.