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Thread started 04/02/15 1:16am

SoulAlive

Cameo appreciation thread

I'm a huge Cameo fan and for years,I've been trying to find their 1980 album Feel Me on CD.For some reason,this particular title was difficult to find.Well,I'm happy to see that it has finally been issued on CD,along with their classic Cameosis album.Two great albums on one CD!

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Reply #1 posted 04/02/15 1:17am

SoulAlive

so anyway...I think it's time for a Cameo appreciation thread lol What are your favorite songs,albums,memories of Cameo?

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Reply #2 posted 04/02/15 1:50am

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SoulAlive said:

so anyway...I think it's time for a Cameo appreciation thread lol What are your favorite songs,albums,memories of Cameo?



Oh shit, slap me up side my head and call me late for dinner !!

I, too, have been looking for Feel Me, at a decent price. Thanks for the heads up.

Ill comment further tomorrow.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #3 posted 04/02/15 1:55am

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I have noticed you have a very similar taste in music. I love Cameo, the first song I knew was Single Life (where Larry is dresses up as a bride in the video), which I absolutely loved. Of course a bit later they hit it bigtime with Word Up and Candy, and that is when I bought my fist Cameo album. Then I started to work my way back with their albums. I have fond memories of the She's Strange album, with She's Strange and Talking Out The Side Of Your Neck, but the whole album is great. They have become one of my favorite funk bands, their older albums are also great!

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #4 posted 04/02/15 3:29am

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funkaholic1972 said:

I have noticed you have a very similar taste in music. I love Cameo, the first song I knew was Single Life (where Larry is dresses up as a bride in the video), which I absolutely loved. Of course a bit later they hit it bigtime with Word Up and Candy, and that is when I bought my fist Cameo album. Then I started to work my way back with their albums. I have fond memories of the She's Strange album, with She's Strange and Talking Out The Side Of Your Neck, but the whole album is great. They have become one of my favorite funk bands, their older albums are also great!

Love Cameo

I have all their LP's

Alligator Woman is a great album too...

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Reply #5 posted 04/02/15 6:16am

funkdoctorrock

They don't get enough props..but they are one of my favorites and one of the greatest funk bands ever.Word up was the first time I ever heard of them at the age of 4-5yrs old back in 1986..The sound of that song still to this day..Hard edge...my dad bought it on album..I used to love to hear Back and forth as a kid.lol.my brother ended up buying machismo on cassette tape..i used to listen to it as well..

.But yeah I was suprised when I realized they went back ten years before Word up.. My dad was like oh yeah I bought their first album"cardiac arrest" back in the 70s.then I would see old videos of them..she's strange,attack me with your love,single life.and the radio would play flirt,sparkle,shake your pants..im saying to myself.this is nothing like word up..lol.

When I heard "I just wanna be,Riga mortis and it's serious on the radio..I was like holy sh-t!.These guys were putting out funk in different forms,disco funk,electronic funk,new wave funk,rap funk.I love great bass playing..every funk band has it..Cameo had that locked down.I didn't appreciate all of cameo at first.but as I got older..my ears matured..which happened with me and alot of old school acts..I started buying their albums and cds..So im glad they're finally putting them out on cd now..Feel me is a better album than cameosis I think..Now the album they produced for Mantra and La connection needs to get in print..But Cameo I love you..If there's a Funker's hall of fame..They in no question..no doubts
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Reply #6 posted 04/02/15 7:03am

Militant

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One of my favorite bands EVER!

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Reply #7 posted 04/02/15 8:46am

getxxxx

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Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #8 posted 04/02/15 8:51am

getxxxx

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Ordering Alligator Woman off Amazon

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #9 posted 04/02/15 9:38am

Empress

getxxxx said:Ordering Alligator Woman off Amazon - Why?? razz
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Reply #10 posted 04/02/15 9:47am

LovesexyIsThe1

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Ow !!! Cameo, you sure are sweet - Sweet!

nod

Lovesexy Funkateer
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Reply #11 posted 04/02/15 1:07pm

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I've only heard the Word up! album but I gotta agree from what I've heard they're a great band. I love their song 'Fast, Fierce and Funny' from that album.

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Reply #12 posted 04/02/15 5:53pm

woogiebear

Rest In Peace Wayne Cooper..................

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Reply #13 posted 04/02/15 8:51pm

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Angelsoncrack said:

I've only heard the Word up! album but I gotta agree from what I've heard they're a great band. I love their song 'Fast, Fierce and Funny' from that album.

My favorite from that album.

Alligator Woman is my favorite album from the band.

I like every track off the album especially the album closing

ballad For You.

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Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #14 posted 04/02/15 9:25pm

SoulAlive

I think Cameosis and Alligator Woman are their best albums music headbang

Knights Of The Sound Table is also a strong album.

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Reply #15 posted 04/02/15 11:41pm

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Oh for fucking crying out loud! Just because Prince has become a jackass that doesn't allow his fans to appreciate his music appropriately for the time we are living in. That does not mean an "Appreciation" thread for other artists have to go bare! Post 'em up! headbang



Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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Reply #16 posted 04/03/15 12:12am

SoulAlive

lol thumbs up!

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Reply #17 posted 04/03/15 12:34am

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Isn't that Vanity on the cover of Alligator Woman?

RIP Prince: thank U 4 a funky Time!
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Reply #18 posted 04/03/15 6:26am

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Love Cameo, they have at least two dozen hard funk jams that stand up to the best of anybody. But they could also pull off midtempo and ballad material too. My fav albums are Alligator Woman, Feel Me and Ugly Ego. I have been wishing Larry Blackmon would get it together for a full-fledged new album for more than 10 years at least. Word Up! was the huge crossover in 1986 but it seemed to send them into a downward spiral. I want them to get to their Funk Funk, I Just Want to Be, Freaky Dancin, Just Be Yourself roots and BRING IT for the 21st century. WE NEED THE C-FUNK!!!!

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #19 posted 04/04/15 1:11am

SoulAlive

funkaholic1972 said:

Isn't that Vanity on the cover of Alligator Woman?

I honestly don't know.Some people say it's her,some people say it's another model.It certainly looks like her to me.

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Reply #20 posted 04/04/15 6:14pm

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Love me some Secret Omen & Cameosis . Cameosis being my favorite Cameo album. I liked every track. I don't think there are to many albums I can't say that about these days. I enjoyed Feel Me & Knights of the Sound Table but I feel Wayne Coopers vocal contribution were greatly missed though I enjoyed Singleton on I'll Always Stay I can always imagine what Ol Wayne would have done to that song. Oh, and Lockett vocals were always great too.
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Reply #21 posted 04/04/15 6:18pm

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I, too will be purchasing this 2 for 1 cd.

I remember having the cassette of Feel Me back in 1980, and I got hooked on side two, particularly "Is This The Way". What a beautiful piano intro.

Actually now that I think of it, side 2 rivals side 1. What do you think?

Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #22 posted 04/05/15 1:32pm

SoulAlive

MotorBootyAffair said:

I, too will be purchasing this 2 for 1 cd.

I remember having the cassette of Feel Me back in 1980, and I got hooked on side two, particularly "Is This The Way". What a beautiful piano intro.

Actually now that I think of it, side 2 rivals side 1. What do you think?

I would have to agree with you....Side Two is excellent!

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Reply #23 posted 04/05/15 6:35pm

RJOrion

"Attack Me With Your Love" & "Single Life" were in constant rotation in my car back in '84
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Reply #24 posted 04/05/15 10:09pm

free2bfreeda

all of these songs are fun to rock to while driving down the freeway/causeway/highway with friends. yah can't help rhythming, body moving and nodding yo head in time to the lyrical beat as the road views enhance the sounds. 'specially on 'word up'. makes one smile for miles. and don't let me get started on the dance floor. cool Cameo is the TNT. 'word up'

Car driving smileys

"Word up, it's the code word No matter where you say itYou'll know that you'll be heard"


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Reply #25 posted 04/06/15 11:22am

getxxxx

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funkaholic1972 said:

Isn't that Vanity on the cover of Alligator Woman?

Urban Legend, the back cover does not list the model

Nick Ashford was someone I greatly admired, had the honor of knowing, and was the real-life inspiration for Cowboy Curtis' hair. RIP Nick. - Pee Wee Herman
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Reply #26 posted 04/06/15 1:56pm

SPYZFAN1

"Cameoisis" was my first record/introduction to them. "Shake You Pants" and "We're Goin' Out Tonight" were played heavily on the radio back then.

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Reply #27 posted 04/06/15 2:21pm

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SoulAlive said:

I think Cameosis and Alligator Woman are their best albums music headbang

Knights Of The Sound Table is also a strong album.

Add Secret Omen and Feel Me and you have the best albums in Cameos catalog IMO

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Reply #28 posted 04/06/15 4:55pm

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SoulAlive said:

MotorBootyAffair said:

I, too will be purchasing this 2 for 1 cd.

I remember having the cassette of Feel Me back in 1980, and I got hooked on side two, particularly "Is This The Way". What a beautiful piano intro.

Actually now that I think of it, side 2 rivals side 1. What do you think?

I would have to agree with you....Side Two is excellent!

I think after the success of Cameosis, they followed a similar formula: Straight up funk on side 1, then mix it up with ballads, mid-tempo grooves, and smooth soul.

Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #29 posted 04/06/15 5:42pm

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getxxxx said:

funkaholic1972 said:

Isn't that Vanity on the cover of Alligator Woman?

Urban Legend, the back cover does not list the model

So? Track the model's paycheck and it most likely says Denise Matthews, anyway. geek

Here's what bothers ME:

Prince died of an overdose of the drug Fentanyl. Of which, it is very highly fucking likely that he never even knew he'd taken.
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