Funk - electro band

Formed in 1974 in New York, USA. Originally called New York City Players, but changed to The Players after a lawsuit against them, by the Ohio Players. Has released 17 albums between 1977 and 2000. Their definitive hit is 1986's "Word Up". In the '00s, Cameo-bassist Aaron Mills started collaborating with OutKast.


Larry Ernest "Mr. B" Blackmon (1975-present)
Thomas Michael Jenkins (1976-present)
Nathan David Leftenant (1976-1991) (1995-'00s)
Charlie L. Singleton (1981-present)
Jonathan Moffett (1980s) (2000-present)
Anthony A. Lockett (1978-1981) ('00s-present)
Aaron Ellis Mills (1979-1981) (1986-present)
Arnett G. Leftenant (1976-1981)
Damon Mendes (1979)
Eric R. Durham Snr. (1976-1978)
Gary Dow (1976-1978)
Gregory B. Johnson (1975-1982)
Jeff Nelson (1992-1996)
Jeryl Bright (1980-1981)
John Blackwell (1996)
Kenni Hairston (1986-1987)
Kevin Kendrick (1982-2000)
Kurt Jeter (1977)
Melvin Wells (1984-1996)
Michael "Calamari" Burnett (1982) (1984-1988)
Stephen Moore (1980-1981)
Thomas Delmar "TC" Campbell (1980-1981)
Vincent Wilburn Jr. (1981)
Wayne Cooper (1977-1980)
Willie "Chill Factor" Morris (1986-1995)
William Revis (1977)
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CCLP 2003 Cameo - Cardiac Arrest album art Cameo Cardiac Arrest (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2003 US 1977 Sell This Version
CCLP 2004 Cameo - We All Know Who We Are album art Cameo We All Know Who We Are (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2004 US 1977 Sell This Version
CCLP 2006 Cameo - Ugly Ego album art Cameo Ugly Ego (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2006 US 1978 Sell This Version
CCLP 2008 Cameo - Secret Omen album art Cameo Secret Omen (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2008 US 1979 Sell This Version
CCLP 2011 Cameo - Cameosis album art Cameo Cameosis (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2011 US 1980 Sell This Version
CCLP 2016 Cameo - Feel Me album art Cameo Feel Me (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2016 US 1980 Sell This Version
CCLP 2019 Cameo - Knights Of The Sound Table album art Cameo Knights Of The Sound Table (Album) Chocolate City, Chocolate City CCLP 2019 US 1981 Sell This Version
CCLP 2021 Cameo - Alligator Woman album art Cameo Alligator Woman (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2021 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
811 072-1, 422-811 072-1 M-1, 811 072-1 M-1 Cameo - Style album art Cameo Style (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 811 072-1, 422-811 072-1 M-1, 811 072-1 M-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
25S-202 Cameo - She's Strange album art Cameo She's Strange (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 25S-202 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
824 546-4 M-4 Cameo - Single Life album art Cameo Single Life (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 824 546-4 M-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
830 265-4 Cameo - Word Up! album art Cameo Word Up! (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 830 265-4 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
836 002-1 Cameo - Machismo album art Cameo Machismo (Album) Atlanta Artists 836 002-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
846 297-4 Cameo - Real Men... Wear Black album art Cameo Real Men... Wear Black (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 846 297-4 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
7599-26734-1 Cameo - Emotional Violence album art Cameo Emotional Violence (Album) Reprise Records 7599-26734-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
W2F-3003 Cameo - In The Face Of Funk album art Cameo In The Face Of Funk (Album) Way 2 Funky, Raging Bull Records W2F-3003 US 1994 Sell This Version
9182 Cameo - Nasty album art Cameo Nasty (Album) Intersound 9182 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
463 417 085-2 Cameo - Sexy Sweet Thing album art Cameo Sexy Sweet Thing (Album) Private I Records, Universal 463 417 085-2 US 2000 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

CC 001 Cameo - Find My Way album art Cameo Find My Way (Single) Chocolate City CC 001 US 1975 Sell This Version
CCD-005 Cameo - Rigor Mortis album art Cameo Rigor Mortis (Single) Chocolate City CCD-005 US 1976 Sell This Version
CCD 20007 DJ Cameo - Post Mortem / Good Times album art Cameo Post Mortem / Good Times Chocolate City CCD 20007 DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
CCD-005 Cameo - Rigor Mortis / Find My Way album art Cameo Rigor Mortis / Find My Way (Single, Maxi) Chocolate City CCD-005 US 1975 Sell This Version
CAN 166 Cameo - Find My Way / It's Serious album art Cameo Find My Way / It's Serious Casablanca CAN 166 UK 1977 Sell This Version
CC 014 DJ Cameo - It's Over / Inflation album art Cameo It's Over / Inflation (Single) Chocolate City CC 014 DJ US 1977 Sell This Version
CAN 112 Cameo - Funk Funk / Good Times album art Cameo Funk Funk / Good Times (Single) Chocolate City CAN 112 UK 1977 Sell This Version

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October 10, 2021
edited 18 days ago
I remember that in the late 90s / early 00s there was an eBay auction by somebody (I believe Larry Blackmon himself, but I am not sure) with Cameo memorabilia, including photos, instruments, studio equipment AND unreleased master tapes. Does anyone know what became of this? Have there ever been unreleased Cameo bootlegs or sound files making the rounds?

PS: Does anybody know why Style has never been reissued on CD outside Japan?


September 28, 2019
My goodness! Cameo has so many hits...They are in the top 10 of all time great funk bands! Also, If you have not heard "Keep it Hot," Oh My! The bass line just gets under your skin...You can't sit still, You have to dance...So smooth! I have been a Radio, Nightclub and Mobile DJ for 34 years...And, I always work these classics into my mix. It's our jobs as DJ's to display these quality tracks to our patrons. Otherwise, They may never get to hear them! GROOVE CONTROL, DJ PSYCHO AL


May 1, 2019
edited over 2 years ago
I never forget when i went to see these guys at the Electric Ballroom in Camden if i am not correct about the exact location, But it was in Camden, London England and the crowd went nuts when they came on stage,until he end of the set, Larry Blackmon had this BRIGHT RED COD PIECE AROUND HIS CROUCH and they rocked the place,
I don't think i have ever seen anything like it, they shook the place to its core.
They were surprised at how knowledgeable we are in England especially when they did "word up" as it had only just come out.
Its a shame because music like this and the bands have changed but this was a unique experience for me and i think many others too.
I think Outkast and the Goodie mob have tried to capture their style but you need the band to get the effect.


July 31, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
My Current collection of Music is at nearly 4000 songs AND THIS WAS 1 OF 3 ARTIST I started out with, Mint Condition and Luther Vandross were the other two. Me and my sister's always loved the "CANDY" video and I also always liked "Single Life".
I now, (at 38 years old) own ALL OF THEIR HITS! thanks Discogs for keeping this memory alive! They are one of the greatest examples of pure music!!!


June 6, 2018
What a group. I started collecting their albums due to my mother playing out Secret Omen and We All Know Who We Are as a child. When I grew up i actually started listening to their albums as a whole and was taken aback at how versatile they are in their sounds through the years. I was more of a fan of the Cameosis/We All Know/Secret omen era where they sound like a big band still however they have enough cuts to keep a dance floor packed for hours. Went to see them perform as well and they were amazing.


June 13, 2017
I love Cameo. I like their 80's stuff the most. Style, She's Strange, Single Life, Candy, Back And Forth, they are all master pieces. My daughter of 9 really digs it to! Thank you Cameo.

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