Cameo

Genres: Funk R&B / Soul
Descriptive "tags": funk 80s soul rnb dance Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This US soul/funk act, originally called the New York City Players, was formed in 1974 by Larry ‘Mr. B’ Blackmon (New York City, New York, USA; drums, vocals) and vocalists Tomi Jenkins and Nathan Leftenant. Building up a strong following by undergoing rigorous touring schedules, with their backing group at times numbering almost a dozen members, they signed with the Casablanca subsidiary label Chocolate City, where they recorded their 1977 debut, Cardiac Arrest, produced by Blackmon. Touring alongside Parliament and Funkadelic enhanced their reputation and subsequent album releases gained modest positions in the US pop chart. In Britain, they enjoyed a loyal cult following, but it was not until their seventh album release, Knights Of The Sound Table, that they were afforded an UK release. However, in 1984, the single ‘She’s Strange’ crossed over into the pop market and Cameo found themselves with their first UK Top 40 single. After the...

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