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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 prided themselves on, and it was no fun when, in the 1980s, they were told that their horns sound dated and that urban contemporary audiences only wanted to hear synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. But Cameo, unlike many funk bands that emerged in the late '70s, really thrived in the 1980s. Lead singer/producer Larry Blackmon insisted on changing with the times, and he did so by making Cameo more high-tech and seeing to it that albums like 1985's Single Life and 1986's Word Up! were relevant to the urban contemporary and hip-hop scenes. Nonetheless, Cameo still sounded like Cameo; Word Up!, in fact, is one of its best albums. The wildly infectious title song was a major hit, and Cameo is equally captivating on other funk treasures that include "Fast, Fierce and Funny," "Back and Forth," and "Candy." To the young urban contemporary and hip-hop fans who bought Word Up! in 1986, Cameo's funk was fresh and cutting edge; and at the same time, slightly older fans that Cameo had won over in the late '70s were still buying its records. Both commercially and creatively, Word Up! was a major triumph for Cameo.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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Word Up
00:04:19

Michel Sauvage, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Blackmon, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Vocal Arranger, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tomi Jenkins, Vocals, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Calvi, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Alan Meyerson, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Larry Alexander, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Henry Falco, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Leftenant, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Cameo, Vocal Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - David W. Ogrin, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jerry Soloman, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mathew Kasha, Recording Engineer, Mix Engineer, StudioPersonnel

℗ 1986 The Island Def Jam Music Group

2
Candy
00:05:39

Larry Blackmon, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Cameo, MainArtist

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

3
Back And Forth
00:06:32

Larry Blackmon, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Leftenant, ComposerLyricist - Kevin Kendrick, ComposerLyricist - Cameo, MainArtist

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

4
Don't Be Lonely
00:05:16

Larry Blackmon, Producer - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Nathan David Leftenant, ComposerLyricist - Cameo, MainArtist - Kevin Lloyd "King" Kendrick, ComposerLyricist - Willie George Jr Morris, ComposerLyricist

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

5
She's Mine
00:04:37

Larry Blackmon, Producer, ComposerLyricist - Artie Matthews, ComposerLyricist - Nathan David Leftenant, ComposerLyricist - Cameo, MainArtist

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

6
Fast, Fierce & Funny
00:04:06

Larry Blackmon, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Vocal Arranger, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tomi Jenkins, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Singleton, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Leftenant, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathan David Leftenant, ComposerLyricist - Aaron Mills, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cameo, Vocal Arranger, Horn Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Melvin Wells, Saxophone, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Burnett, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Willie George Morris, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

7
You Can Have The World
00:04:38

Larry Blackmon, Producer, Drums, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Vocal Arranger, Horn Arranger, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Tomi Jenkins, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Charlie Singleton, Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Thomas Michael Jenkins, ComposerLyricist - Nathan Leftenant, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathan David Leftenant, ComposerLyricist - Aaron Mills, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cameo, Vocal Arranger, Horn Arranger, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Melvin Wells, Saxophone, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Burnett, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Willie George Morris, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

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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 prided themselves on, and it was no fun when, in the 1980s, they were told that their horns sound dated and that urban contemporary audiences only wanted to hear synthesizers, sequencers, and drum machines. But Cameo, unlike many funk bands that emerged in the late '70s, really thrived in the 1980s. Lead singer/producer Larry Blackmon insisted on changing with the times, and he did so by making Cameo more high-tech and seeing to it that albums like 1985's Single Life and 1986's Word Up! were relevant to the urban contemporary and hip-hop scenes. Nonetheless, Cameo still sounded like Cameo; Word Up!, in fact, is one of its best albums. The wildly infectious title song was a major hit, and Cameo is equally captivating on other funk treasures that include "Fast, Fierce and Funny," "Back and Forth," and "Candy." To the young urban contemporary and hip-hop fans who bought Word Up! in 1986, Cameo's funk was fresh and cutting edge; and at the same time, slightly older fans that Cameo had won over in the late '70s were still buying its records. Both commercially and creatively, Word Up! was a major triumph for Cameo.
© Alex Henderson /TiVo

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