Charlie Singleton

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Charles L. Singleton
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Guitarist, singer, composer and producer who is best known for recording and touring with the group Cameo. After some years of recording and performing with artists such as drummer Billy Cobham, saxophonist Cannonball Adderly, and as featured artist with the band Stargasm, the New Orleans native joined Cameo in 1981 and made his debut for the group on their album "Knights Of The Sound Table" as a lead and background vocalist. He then began to play a more pivotal role musically on their 1982 album "Alligator Woman," singing more leads, getting more involved with writing, and playing a fair share of the instruments. After "Alligator Woman," the band underwent major changes at this point. First, their departure from the Chocolate City label, second, Cameo-keyboardist Gregory Johnson leaving the group, third, upstarting their own label Atlanta Artists, and finally, making a transition from a hard-core "George Clinton"-style funk band to a more synth-driven urban-style funk band as demonstrated in their 1983 album "Style," and their 1984 album, "She's Strange." By 1985, Singleton had assembled his own band, Modern Man, but continued to perform and record with Cameo on a regular basis. His first solo project entitled, "Modern Man," was released on Arista Records featuring "Make Your Move On Me, Baby." In 1986 he enjoyed much success with Cameo's album "Word Up." Singleton subsequently switched over to Epic for two more solo albums, 1987's "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained" and 1989's "Man On A Mission," both featuring appearances by his fellow Cameo band members Larry Blackmon and Tomi Jenkins. In the years that followed, Singleton made his living as a session/touring musician for a variety of artists, from pop and rock to urban R&B to jazz to gospel; though he still continues to put in work with Cameo. He also branched out into production work, mostly for other urban and dance artists. These days Charlie Singleton profiles himself in the music business as "The Phantom."
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Charlie Singleton Discography Tracks

Albums

Charlie Singleton - Modern Man album art Charlie Singleton Modern Man (Album) Arista US 1985 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained album art Charlie Singleton & Modern Man (2) Charlie Singleton & Modern Man (2) - Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained (Album) Epic Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Man On A Mission album art Charlie Singleton Man On A Mission (Album) Epic, Epic US 1989 Sell This Version
none Charlie Singleton - Phantomania album art Charlie Singleton Phantomania(2xCDr, Album) Not On Label (Charlie Singleton Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Charlie Singleton - Money Won't Change Me album art Charlie Singleton Money Won't Change Me (Single) Arista US 1985 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Make Your Move On Me Baby album art Charlie Singleton Make Your Move On Me Baby (Single) Arista Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Thank You (Falettinmebemicelfagain) album art Charlie Singleton Thank You (Falettinmebemicelfagain) Epic US 1987 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Nothing Ventured-Nothing Gained album art Charlie Singleton And Modern Man (2) Charlie Singleton And Modern Man (2) - Nothing Ventured-Nothing Gained (Single, Maxi) Epic US 1987 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Man On A Mission album art Charlie Singleton Man On A Mission (Single) Epic US 1989 Sell This Version
Charlie Singleton - Good, Bad & Ugly album art Charlie Singleton Good, Bad & Ugly (Single) Epic US 1989 Sell This Version

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