Commodores

Commodores

Profile:
American funk soul band of the 1970s and 1980s.

They formed as freshmen in Tuskegee University, Alabama, in 1968.
They signed to Motown in 1972, starting with a support stint in The Jackson 5 tour.
They started recording in 1974 in a career that lasted to early 90's.
They have sold in total over 75 million records.
Their peak years commercially were in the late 70's with ballads like "Easy", "Still" and "Three Times a Lady" that defined the style of Lionel Richie's solo career as well.
They are known for the dance funk numbers like "Machine Gun", "Brick House", "The Bump", "Fancy Dancer", and "Too Hot Ta Trot".
Their best work is produced by their permanent producer James Anthony Carmichael.
In 1978 they made a brief appearance in the disco movie "Thank God It's Friday".
When Lionel Richie left for a solo career, Heatwave's J.D. Nicholas replaced him.
Their first Grammy award came in 1985 with their Marvin Gaye tribute "Nightshift".
In 1982, Thomas McClary left the band and was replaced by Sheldon Reynolds.
In 1983 Skyler Jett replaced Lionel Richie for their world tour.
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Commodores Discography

Albums

Commodores Machine Gun (Album) Motown Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Commodores Movin' On (Album) Motown, Motown 1975 Sell This Version
Commodores Caught In The Act (Album) Motown Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Commodores Hot On The Tracks (Album) Motown Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Commodores Live! (Album) Motown Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
Commodores Commodores (Album) Motown UK 1977 Sell This Version
Commodores Natural High (Album) Motown US 1978 Sell This Version
Commodores Midnight Magic (Album) Motown Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
Commodores Heroes (Album) Motown Scandinavia 1980 Sell This Version
Commodores In The Pocket (Album) Motown US 1981 Sell This Version
Commodores Commodores 13 (Album) Motown South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
Commodores Uprising (Album, Comp) Intermedia Records UK 1983 Sell This Version
Commodores Nightshift (Album) Motown Japan 1985 Sell This Version
Commodores United (Album) Polydor Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
Commodores Rock Solid (Album) Polydor Japan 1988 Sell This Version
SBR 80020 Commodores Christmas(CD, Album) SoundBarrier Recordings SBR 80020 US 1992 Sell This Version
Commodores XX No Tricks (Album) Esoldun US 1993 Sell This Version
12 465 Commodores Commodores(CD, Album) LaserLight Digital 12 465 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
040-2 Commodores Live!(2xCD, Album) Sound Barrier 040-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
80040 Commodores Lady(2xLP, Album, Gat) Motown 80040 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Commodores* Rise Up / Keep On Dancing (Single) Atlantic UK 1969 Sell This Version
Commodores Don't You Be Worried / Determination MoWest US 1972 Sell This Version
The Commodores* Are You Happy (Single) Motown US 1973 Sell This Version
Commodores The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Single) Tamla Motown US 1972 Sell This Version
Commodores, The* Rapid Fire (Single) Tamla Motown, EMI Electrola Germany 1974 Sell This Version