The Best of Cameo [Casablanca]

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All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Larry Blackmon and his Cameo mates ruled funk's domain for over a decade. Cameo evolved from its origins as a horn-based and dominated ensemble into a synthesizer-oriented group that still featured sturdy basslines and exuberant vocals, but was in tune with urban and black America's new sensibility. These 14 selections range from the formative cuts "Rigor Mortis," "Shake Your Pants," and "It's Over" to the definitive "Word Up," "Candy," and "Back and Forth." Blackmon's alternately sneering, defiant, and aggressive vocals were the constant from Cameo's beginnings in the 1970s to their emergence as funk's reigning champions in the 1980s.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
Larry Blackmon and his Cameo mates ruled funk's domain for over a decade. Cameo evolved from its origins as a horn-based and dominated ensemble into a synthesizer-oriented group that still featured sturdy basslines and exuberant vocals, but was in tune with urban and black America's new sensibility. These 14 selections range from the formative cuts "Rigor Mortis," "Shake Your Pants," and "It's Over" to the definitive "Word Up," "Candy," and "Back and Forth." Blackmon's alternately sneering, defiant, and aggressive vocals were the constant from Cameo's beginnings in the 1970s to their emergence as funk's reigning champions in the 1980s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1993
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731451482427
  • Catalog Number: 514824
  • Sales rank: 24,535

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Word Up! (4:19)
  2. 2 Single Life (6:35)
  3. 3 Candy (5:39)
  4. 4 Shake Your Pants (6:21)
  5. 5 Rigor Mortis (5:21)
  6. 6 Attack Me with Your Love (4:30)
  7. 7 Talkin' out the Side of Your Neck (4:05)
  8. 8 Sparkle (4:51)
  9. 9 Back and Forth (3:52)
  10. 10 Flirt (4:06)
  11. 11 She's Strange (6:52)
  12. 12 I Just Want to Be (5:18)
  13. 13 Skin I'm In (6:25)
  14. 14 It's Over (4:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cameo Primary Artist
Stephen Moore Vocals, Background Vocals
Larry Blackmon Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeryl Bright Trombone, Background Vocals
T.C. Campbell Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Wayne Cooper Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Dow Bass Guitar
Eric Durham Guitar
Tomi Jenkins Vocals, Background Vocals
Kurt Jeter Vocals
Greg "Doc" Johnson Keyboards, Background Vocals, Moog Synthesizer, fender rhodes
Arnett Leftenant Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
Nathan Leftenant Trumpet, Background Vocals
Anthony Lockett Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Aaron Mills Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
William Revis Bass Guitar
Charlie Singleton Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Gary Down Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Moore Vocals, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Larry Blackmon Producer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Richard Torres Liner Notes
Gary N. Mayo Mastering
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