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 1969 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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Albums

Commodores - Machine Gun album art Commodores Machine Gun (Album) Motown Italy 1974 Sell This Version
Commodores - Caught In The Act album art Commodores Caught In The Act (Album) Motown Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Commodores - Movin' On album art Commodores Movin' On (Album) Motown, Motown Italy 1975 Sell This Version
Commodores - Hot On The Tracks album art Commodores Hot On The Tracks (Album) Motown Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
Commodores - Live! album art Commodores Live! (Album) Motown Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Commodores - Commodores album art Commodores Commodores (Album) Motown UK 1977 Sell This Version
Commodores - Natural High album art Commodores Natural High (Album) Motown South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
Commodores - Midnight Magic album art Commodores Midnight Magic (Album) Motown Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Commodores - Heroes album art Commodores Heroes (Album) Motown Netherlands 1979 Sell This Version
Commodores - In The Pocket album art Commodores In The Pocket (Album) Motown US 1981 Sell This Version
Commodores - Uprising album art The Commodores* Uprising (Album, Comp) Intermedia Records US 1983 Sell This Version
Commodores - Commodores 13 album art Commodores Commodores 13 (Album) Motown UK 1983 Sell This Version
Commodores - Nightshift album art Commodores Nightshift (Album) Motown Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
Commodores - United album art Commodores United (Album, Maxi) Polydor Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
Commodores - Rock Solid album art Commodores Rock Solid (Album) Polydor Europe 1988 Sell This Version
Commodores - Commodores Christmas album art Commodores Commodores Christmas (Album) Commodores Records And Entertainment, Commodores Records And Entertainment Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Commodores - XX No Tricks album art Commodores XX No Tricks (Album) Pony Canyon Inc., Sampony South Korea 1992 Sell This Version
040-2 Commodores Live!(2xCD, Album) Sound Barrier 040-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
157 293-2 Commodores - Millenium Edition album art Commodores Millenium Edition(CD, Album, RM) Motown 157 293-2 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
7148 Commodores - Rise Up album art The Commodores* Rise Up(CD, Album) Not On Label 7148 Germany 2002 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Commodores - Rise Up / Keep On Dancing album art The Commodores* Rise Up / Keep On Dancing (Single, EP) Atlantic UK 1969 Sell This Version
Commodores - The Zoo (The Human Zoo) album art Commodores The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Single) MoWest US 1972 Sell This Version
Commodores - Are You Happy album art The Commodores* Are You Happy (Single) Motown US 1973 Sell This Version
Commodores - Don't You Be Worried / Determination album art Commodores Don't You Be Worried / Determination (Single) MoWest US 1972 Sell This Version
5038 Commodores - Determination / Don’t You Be Worried album art Commodores Determination / Don’t You Be Worried(7") Tapecar 5038 Brazil 1973 Sell This Version