Klymaxx

    Klymaxx brought girl power to funk bands in the 80s with its hits “Meeting in the Ladies Room” and “The Men All Pause.” But the strains of success took its toll on these unsung feminist funksters.

    Unsung: Flashback – Zapp & Roger

    Zapp’s brand of funk brought black, white and brown fans to the dance floor, while Roger Troutman’s talk box brought the band huge success with hits like “Computer Love.” But a tragic family dispute would alter the band’s fortunes forever.

    Phyllis Hyman

    Phyllis Hyman’s 20-year career was filled with R&B hits like “You Know How to Love Me” and “Living All Alone,” which may have been a window into her struggles with depression. Her talents, far from unsung, will be missed.

    The Whispers

    They are the group that once helped link legendary promoter and producer Dick Griffey with Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius, while crafting some of the most beloved songs of their era.

    David Ruffin

    The raspy voice on the Temptation’s “Ain’t to Proud to Beg,” David Ruffins fell from fame at the hands of a deadly drug addiction. His talent is remembered on TV One’s Unsung.