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Cameo

Cameo
Formed: 1974 in New York, NY
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Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: Larry Blackmon, Jeryl Bright, Michael Burnett, T.C. Campbell, Wayne Cooper, Eric Durham, Tomi Jenkins, Greg "Doc" Johnson, Arnett Leftenant, ...See All
Biography: An outlandish, in-your-face stage presence, a strange sense of humor, and a hard-driving funk sound that criss-crossed a few musical boundaries earned Cameo countless comparisons to Parliament/Funkadelic in their early days. However, Cameo eventually wore off accusations of being derivative by transcending ...Read full biography
Word Up
Released: 1986
Label: PSM RECORDS
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Many of the funk bands that were big in the 1970s had a hard time surviving in the 1980s, especially if they were horn bands. Having a killer horn section was something that a lot of 1970s funk outfits ...Read full review
Secret Omen
Released: 1979
Label: Rebound Records
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Cameo never recorded a bad album, but it did record some uneven ones. One such LP was 1978's Ugly Ego, which was generally decent but fell short of the excellence of Cameo's superb debut album, Cardiac ...Read full review