BLACK MUSIC MONTH - CAMEO

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Cameo started out in 1974, with 10 members created by Larry Blackmon..... called the New York City Players. Signed by Casablanca Records to their Chocolate City imprint in 1976, the group soon changed its name to Cameo after concerns that New York City Players might cause confusion between them and the funk band Ohio Players. 

When Cameo started ....they had a deep, funk sound. Their first album was Cardiac Arrest which featured their first hit single, "Rigor Mortis." Ugly Ego, We All Know Who We Are, and Secret Omen contained dance floor songs such as "I Just Want To Be" and "Find My Way", the latter of which was a major disco smash and was included on the Thank God It's Friday soundtrack. ("Find My Way" was their cover of a 1972 Three Degrees and a 1969 Tymes tune.)

The height of Cameo's career was in the 1980s, particularly Word Up! with its hits, "Word Up!" and "Candy".

For More info on Cameo... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameo_(band)

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