Cameo

Profile:
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.

Current/past/side/tour-members:

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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Albums

CCLP 2003 Cardiac Arrest — Cameo Cameo Cardiac Arrest (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2003 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2004 We All Know Who We Are — Cameo Cameo We All Know Who We Are (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2004 US 1977 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2006 Ugly Ego — Cameo Cameo Ugly Ego (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2006 US 1978 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2008 Secret Omen — Cameo Cameo Secret Omen (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2008 US 1979 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2011 Cameosis — Cameo Cameo Cameosis (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2011 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2016 Feel Me — Cameo Cameo Feel Me (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2016 US 1980 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2019 Knights Of The Sound Table — Cameo Cameo Knights Of The Sound Table (Album) Chocolate City, Chocolate City CCLP 2019 US 1981 Sell This Version
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CCLP 2021 Alligator Woman — Cameo Cameo Alligator Woman (Album) Chocolate City CCLP 2021 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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811 072-1, 422-811 072-1 M-1, 811 072-1 M-1 Style — Cameo 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
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814 984-1 She's Strange — Cameo Cameo She's Strange (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 814 984-1 Nigeria 1984 Sell This Version
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824 546-4 M-4 Single Life — Cameo Cameo Single Life (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 824 546-4 M-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
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830 265-4 Word Up! — Cameo Cameo Word Up! (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 830 265-4 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
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836 002-1 Machismo — Cameo Cameo Machismo (Album) Atlanta Artists 836 002-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
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846 297-4 Real Men... Wear Black — Cameo Cameo Real Men... Wear Black (Album) Atlanta Artists, Atlanta Artists 846 297-4 Indonesia 1990 Sell This Version
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7599-26734-1 Emotional Violence — Cameo Cameo Emotional Violence (Album) Reprise Records 7599-26734-1 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
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W2F-3003 In The Face Of Funk — Cameo Cameo In The Face Of Funk (Album) Way 2 Funky, Raging Bull Records W2F-3003 US 1994 Sell This Version
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9182 Nasty — Cameo Cameo Nasty (Album) Intersound 9182 USA & Canada 1996 Sell This Version
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463 417 085-2 Sexy Sweet Thing — Cameo Cameo Sexy Sweet Thing (Album) Private I Records, Universal 463 417 085-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
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CDSGP1052 Nasty, Live & Funky — Cameo Cameo Nasty, Live & Funky(CD, Album, P/Mixed) Prestige Elite Records Limited CDSGP1052 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

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

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dj-daniel

dj-daniel

July 20, 2022
I first heard Cameo's "Cardiac Arrest" on 8-Track Tape. I was hooked on the funk. I bought " We all know who whe are" and wore out the LP. I returned to the foundation of the past generation, vinyl. Now I spin the wheels of still with that old LP, brings this 60 year old back to the late 70's of my youth.
professormouse

professormouse

January 7, 2022
"No, they go way back to Casablanca !"
The reply when I asked a DJ chum about Cameo.
'Different sound now but just as funky.'
U know f u n k.
"Is Kool & The Gang at all 'warm' ?"
'Close Quarters' is a great tune but that's from after the N.M.E. got bored with them.
And it's ballad-y soft hip-hop type thing too.
"YOW !"
Yemsky

Yemsky

October 10, 2021
edited about 1 year 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?
musiclover50

musiclover50

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
ruderoy121

ruderoy121

May 1, 2019
edited over 4 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.
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graphicmanroy

graphicmanroy

July 31, 2018
edited over 4 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!!!
izakteaz

izakteaz

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.
iljin1

iljin1

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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