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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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M6-798S1 Machine Gun — Commodores Commodores Machine Gun (Album) Motown M6-798S1 US 1974 Sell This Version
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M6-820S1 Caught In The Act — Commodores Commodores Caught In The Act (Album) Motown M6-820S1 US 1975 Sell This Version
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M5-178V1 Movin' On — Commodores Commodores Movin' On (Album) Motown, Motown M5-178V1 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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M6-867 Hot On The Tracks — Commodores Commodores Hot On The Tracks (Album) Motown M6-867 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
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M9-894NC Live! — Commodores Commodores Live! (Album) Motown M9-894NC US 1977 Sell This Version
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M7-884R1 Commodores — Commodores Commodores Commodores (Album) Motown M7-884R1 US 1977 Sell This Version
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M7-902R1 Natural High — Commodores Commodores Natural High (Album) Motown M7-902R1 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
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M8-9261, M8-926M1 Midnight Magic — Commodores Commodores Midnight Magic (Album) Motown M8-9261, M8-926M1 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
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M8-939M1 Heroes — Commodores Commodores Heroes (Album) Motown M8-939M1 US 1980 Sell This Version
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M8 955 KC In The Pocket — Commodores Commodores In The Pocket (Album) Motown M8 955 KC US 1981 Sell This Version
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OST 782 On Stage Tonight — Commodores Commodores On Stage Tonight(3xLP, Promo) CBS Productions OST 782 US 1982 Sell This Version
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QS-5047 Uprising — Commodores Commodores Uprising (Album, Comp) Intermedia Records QS-5047 US 1983 Sell This Version
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6054ML Commodores 13 — Commodores Commodores Commodores 13 (Album) Motown 6054ML US 1983 Sell This Version
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MOW 73 Nightshift — Commodores Commodores Nightshift (Album) Motown MOW 73 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
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30547-L, 30.547 United — Commodores Commodores United (Album) Polydor 30547-L, 30.547 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
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835 369-4 Rock Solid — Commodores Commodores Rock Solid (Album) Polydor 835 369-4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
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PCCY-00384 Commodores Christmas — Commodores Commodores Commodores Christmas (Album) Commodores Records And Entertainment, Commodores Records And Entertainment PCCY-00384 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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PCCY-00366 XX No Tricks — Commodores Commodores XX No Tricks (Album) Canyon International PCCY-00366 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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040-2 Live! — Commodores Commodores Live!(2xCD) Sound Barrier 040-2 US 1998 Sell This Version