Just listening to their greatest hits,they had some hot joints.The first version with sharon bryant was great and the second version with barbara weathers was great also.Those two ladies although very diffrent singers each added something special to the group.
Atlantic Starr were a 1980s R&B band. Among their hits were "Always" and "Secret Lovers".
The group was started in 1976 in White Plains, New York by Porter CarrolJr.,Clifford Archer,Duke jones,and Joseph Phillips(keyboards and vocals), and Johnathan Lewis (percussion and trombone). Other members of the band were lead singer Sharon Bryant (who was later replaced by Barbara Weathers), trumpeter William Sudderth, saxophonist Damon Rentie (who was replaced by Koran Daniels), bassist Clifford Archer, drummer Porter Carroll Jr., and percussionist and flautist Joseph Phillips.
Throughout the late 70's and early 80's, Atlantic Starr scored several hits on the R&B charts. However, significant crossover success (onto the pop charts) didn't come until halfway into the 80's, with the release of their As The Band Turns album, and the single "Secret Lovers." By this time, the band had pared itself down to a quintet, consisting of the three Lewis brothers, Phillips, and Weathers. In 1987, the band solidified their pop success by scoring a #1 pop hit with "Always," a slow jam off their album All In The Name Of Love. Following this success, Weathers left for a solo career, and she was replaced by Porscha Martin for the band's next album, 1988's We're Movin' Up. The band would continue to score hits on both the R&B and Pop charts into the early 90's. Their biggest hit of '90s was the Billboard #3 hit "Masterpiece" in 1992.