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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Melba Moore

Collection of Melba Moore

There were early signs that Melba Moore would become an entertainer. The most obvious motivation was her mother, Bonnie Davis, who was also a successful singer. Witnessing the success that her mother endured, Moore knew the entertainment industry would not escape her. The world of performing arts was formally introduced to her by way of dance lessons at the age of four. Moore's mother impressed upon her that "if you don't touch people's hearts, it doesn't mean anything." Her stepfather would also become an instrumental figure in the development of her early career.

All her siblings were musically inclined. Melba's interest was dance. However, her stepfather insisted that she learn the piano. Against her will, she conceded -- and to her benefit. She gained much admiration for the blues and jazz pianists. Upon graduating from college, she became a music teacher, which she found very fulfilling. Nonetheless, Moore's affinity for the entertainment industry persisted.

Her stepfather, also a musician, gave her invaluable advice and guidance. He sensed his stepdaughter's irresistible urge to be in the entertainment industry, so he began to show her the ropes. The results landed Moore jobs singing jingles and background vocals. She hit it big when she joined the cast of the Broadway musical Hair. One day while working in the studio, a barefoot gentleman asked her if she wanted to be in the play. Moore accepted and eventually won the lead role. It was the first time in history that a black actress replaced a white actress (Diane Keaton) for the lead role on Broadway. That followed with another Broadway hit, Purlie, which earned her a Tony Award and rave reviews.

That success was followed by appearances in film, television, and recording ventures. In 1975, she married Charles Huggins. The two formed Hush Productions and began seeking out R&B artists that they could manage and produce. The most famous being Freddie Jackson, whose presence at Hush Production was primarily due in part to Moore. In the same year "I Am His Lady" was released on Buddah (Billboard number 82, six weeks); it was Moore's first single to hit the charts. It would be seven years and 12 singles later before she would claim her first Top Ten single. In 1982 the New York City native cracked the Billboard R&B charts at number five with the dance/club track "Love's Comin' at Ya."

Moore's next ten releases spawned four Top 20 and two Top Ten singles: "Livin' for Your Love" and "Love the One I'm With" (duet with Kashif), respectively peaked at six and five. The single to follow the latter was "A Little Bit More" (a duet with Jackson). The year was 1986, and it was Moore's first number one song but not her last. Also released in the same year, "Falling" claimed the top spot on the charts. Thereafter, Moore released seven more singles. Two were Top 20 hits and three were Top Ten hits, including the black national anthem "Lift Every Voice and Sing" (Billboard number ten).

All the splendor that Moore relished in would soon come to a halt. Her husband of 15 years abruptly divorced the songstress without any prior warning. In spite of the personal and professional hardships that resulted from this unforeseen misfortune, Moore was able to rebound. In 1996 she released Happy Together, her first album in six years. And in 1998 she began touring the country with her one-woman autobiographical musical Sweet Songs of the Soul. She is honorably one of the top singers the R&B world has ever known and this can be supported by her admirable chart activity, which dates back to 1975.

Album: I Got Love (1970)

01. I Got Love
02. Time And Love
03. I Messed Up On A Good Thing
04. Purlie
05. Captain St. Lucifer
06. I Love Making Love To You
07. We're Living To Give
08. Sunny
09. The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)
10. Easy To Be Hard
11. He Come Down This Morning
12. The Facade

Album: Look What You're Doing to The Man (1971)

01. Look What You're Doing To The Man
02. Searchin' For A Dream
03. Medley Walk A Mile In My Shoestwenty Five Miles
04. Patience Is Rewarede
05. You Got The Power (To Make Me Happy)
06. If I Had A Million
07. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
08. Heaven Help Us All
09. The Thrill Is Gone {from Yesterday's Kiss}
10. Loving You Comes So Easy

Album: Peach Melba (1975)

01. Must Be Dues
02. Get Into My Mind
03. If You Can Believe
04. Sunshine Superman
05. My Soul Is Satisfied
06. I Am His Lady
07. Green Birds Fly
08. Natural Part Of Everything
09. Love Can Be Good To You
10. A Million Years Before This Time
11. If I Lose

Album: This Is It (1976)

01. This Is It
02. Free
03. One Less Morning
04. Make Me Believe You
05. Lean On Me
06. Stay Awhile
07. Playboy Scout
08. Blood Red Roses
09. Brand New

Album: A Portrait Of Melba ( 1977)

01. You Are My River
02. Promised Land
03. I Don't Know No One Else To Turn To
04. Standing Right Here
05. Just Another Link
06. Living Free
07. Is This The End
08. Love And I Aren't Strangers Anymore

Album: Melba (1978)

01. You Stepped Into My Life
02. There's No Other Like You
03. Hard Not To Like You
04. Together Forever
05. Keep Me Up, I'll Dance
06. Happy
07. Promise To Love You
08. Where Did You Ever Do

Album: Burn (1979)

01. Burn
02. Hot And Tasty
03. If You Believe In Love
04. Night People
05. I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love
06. Can't Give You Up
07. Miss Thing
08. Need Love

Album: Closer (1980)

01. Everything's So Good About You
02. You Got Me Loving You
03. Closer
04. Something on Your Mind
05. Shame
06. Never Gonna Let You Get Away
07. Rest Inside My Love'
08. I Could Never Miss You More
09. Next to You
10. You Don't Know

Album: What a Woman Needs (1981)

01. Let's Stand Together
02. Your Sweet Lovin'
03. What A Woman Needs
04. Take My Love
05. Overnight Sensation
06. Piece of the Rock
07. Each Second
08. Let's Go Back To Lovin'

Album: The Other Side of the Rainbow (1982)

01. Love's Comin' At Ya
02. Under Love
03. Mind Up Tonight
04. Knack For Me
05. How's Love Been Treating You
06. Don't Go Away
07. I Can't Help My Self
08. The Other Side Of The Rainbow

Album: Never Say Never (1983)

01. Love Me Right
02. Keepin' My Lover Satisfied
03. Got To Have Your Love
04. Livin' For Your Love
05. It's Really Love
06. Never Say Never
07. Lovin' Touch
08. Lean On Me

Album: Read My Lips (1985)

01. Love of a Lifetime
02. I Can't Believe It (It's Over)
03. Read My Lips
04. Dreams
05. When You Love Me Like This (Feat. Lillo Thomas)
06. Winner
07. King of My Heart
08. To Those Who Wait
09. Mind Over Matter

Album: A Lot of Love (1986)

01. There I Go Falling in Love Again
02. It's Been So Long
03. I'm Not Gonna Let You Go
04. Love the One I'm With
05. You Trip Me Out
06. A Little Bit More
07. Falling
08. Stay
09. When We Touch (It's Like Fire)
10. Don't Go Away

Album: I'm in Love (1988)

01. Love and Kisses
02. I'm in Love
03. Love Always Finds a Way (To Your Heart)
04. I Can't Complain
05. I Don't Know No One Else to Turn to
06. I'll Never Find Another You
07. Keeps Me Runnin' Back
08. First Love
09. This Time
10. Test of Time

Album: Soul Expose (1990)

01. Do You Really Want My Love
02. Hold Me
03 .New Love
04. I Love Being In Love
05 Lift Every Voice & Sing
06. Face To Face
07. Crying In The Night
08. Don't You Want To Be My Lover
09. Too Many Lovers
10. Stormy Weather
11. Lift Every Voice & Sing (Extended Version)

Album: Little Bit Moore: The Magic of Melba Moore (1997)

01. I'm Not Gonna Let You Go
02. Falling
03. Mind Up Tonight
04. How's Love Been Treating You
05. A Little Bit More (Duet With Freddie Jackson)
06. Stay
07. Love's Comin' At You
08. Livin' For Your Love
09. Lean On Me
10. I'm In Love (Duet With Kashif)
11. Underlove
12. I Can't Complain (Duet With Freddie Jackson)
13. (Can't Take Half) All Of You (Duet With Lillo Thomas)
14. Let's Stand Together

Album: Solitary Journey (1999)

01. Lift Every Voice (Hip Hop Version)
02. Everybody (R&B Mix Version)
03. Anything Thatcha Want
04. Still In Love
05. Sweet Jesus
06. Farewell
07. I Let You Play With My Love
08. Will You Be Good To Me
09. Unconditional Lovin'
10. Silent Screams
11. Heaven
12. Lift Every Voice (Bonus Track)
13. Everybody (Original Mix Version)
14. Everybody (Club Mix Version)

Album: Live In Concert (2007)

01. Rainbow
02. You Stepped Into My Life
03. This Is It
04. Falling
05. It Don't Mean A Thing
06. Stormy Weather
07. I Concentrate On You
08. Air Mail Medley
09. Mozart
10. Summertime
11. Hair Medley
12. Purlie
13. Everything With Breath Praise The Lord
14. Nobody But Jesus
15. Don't Stop Prayin'
16. Just A Little Bit More
17. Christmas Medley


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Collection of Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes

Harold Melvin was one of the driving forces behind Philadelphia soul, leading his group the Blue Notes to the top of the charts during their stint on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's Philadelphia International label. Despite Melvin's billing out front, the Blue Notes' focal point was lead singer and onetime drummer Teddy Pendergrass, whose surging baritone graced the Blue Notes' recordings during their glory years of 1972-1975 and gave them a truly distinctive sound. Their output ranged from sweeping, extended proto-disco dance tracks to silky, smoldering ballads, all wrapped up in Gamble and Huff's lushly orchestrated production. When Pendergrass left for a solo career, Melvin & the Blue Notes' commercial fortunes largely reverted to the pre-Pendergrass days (of which there were quite a few), although they did continue to record for a time. They never really disbanded, and by the time Melvin passed away in 1997, he'd been leading the Blue Notes for over four decades.

Melvin was born June 25, 1939, in Philadelphia. A self-taught pianist, he began singing doo wop as a teenager with a group called the Charlemagnes, and put together the very first edition of the Blue Notes in 1954. The original lineup was a quintet featuring Melvin as the lead singer (for a time), songwriter, arranger, and choreographer; ironically, he would mostly relinquish those duties by the time the group achieved its greatest success. The other members were co-leader Bernard Williams, Roosevelt Brodie, Jesse Gillis, Jr., and Franklin Peaker. The Blue Notes cut their first single, "If You Love Me," for Josie in 1956, and turned it into a regional hit. They recorded for several other labels over the next few years, Dot chief among them, before scoring their first R&B chart hit in 1960 with "My Hero" (released on Val-Ue). Numerous personnel shifts kept the group in flux despite steady recording activity, and Bernard Williams split off to lead what he dubbed the Original Blue Notes in the mid-'60s. Melvin assembled a new version of the Blue Notes centered around lead singer John Atkins, who returned the group to the R&B charts in 1965 with the Landa single "Get Out (And Let Me Cry)." Further releases on Arctic, Checker, and Uni followed over the rest of the '60s, as well as more personnel changes. During the late '60s, the group toured often with the Cadillacs, whose young drummer Teddy Pendergrass would prove to be Melvin's greatest discovery.

Pendergrass first joined the Blue Notes' backing band, but demonstrated so much vocal talent that after John Atkins left in 1970, Melvin soon elevated him to the post of lead vocalist. This move helped them land a deal with Gamble and Huff's Philadelphia International label in 1972, just as the company was taking its place as soul music's new epicenter; Pendergrass' voice was similar to that of Dells singer Marvin Junior, whom Gamble & Huff had courted heavily. By this time, the Blue Notes consisted of Melvin, Pendergrass, bass vocalist Lawrence Brown, baritone vocalist Bernard Wilson, and tenor vocalist Lloyd Parks. With Gamble & Huff now supplying top-quality material and production, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes would become one of the most popular groups in R&B over the next few years. Their self-titled debut mostly featured songs that had been written in anticipation of landing Marvin Junior. The first single, "I Miss You," was a hit on the R&B charts, but their second was a smash -- the classic ballad "If You Don't Know Me by Now," which featured an anguished, star-making vocal turn from Pendergrass. "If You Don't Know Me by Now" went all the way to number one R&B, and also became their only Top Five hit on the pop side; it was later covered in 1989 for a number one hit by Simply Red.

The Blue Notes scored again in 1973 with the string-laden dance track "The Love I Lost," credited by many observers as one of the first disco records; it was their second R&B chart-topper and Top Ten pop single. The accompanying album, Black & Blue, produced another R&B Top Ten in the follow-up "Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)." In 1974, Lloyd Parks was replaced by Jerry Cummings, who debuted on the R&B chart-topping LP To Be True. "Where Are All My Friends" and "Bad Luck" continued their string of Top Ten R&B hits, and a new addition to the group, female vocalist Sharon Paige, helped bring them back to the top of the R&B charts in 1975 with the duet "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon." Another excellent album followed later that year in Wake Up Everybody, whose title track was another R&B number one; "Tell the World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby" also reached the R&B Top Ten, and the album cut "Don't Leave Me This Way" was later covered for a disco smash by Thelma Houston.

However, tension was building within the group. The heavily spotlighted Pendergrass was hungry for separate billing, but Melvin, still the group's chief organizing force, turned him down. In 1976, Pendergrass left the Blue Notes for a solo career that quickly made him one of R&B's top sex symbols. Sharon Paige helped fill his shoes on lead vocals, as well as new male lead David Ebo, whose sound was fairly similar to Pendergrass'. However, Pendergrass' departure also signaled the end of the Blue Notes' relationship with Philadelphia International -- their next recordings were for ABC, for whom they hit the R&B Top Ten in 1977 with the title track of Reaching for the World. It would prove to be their last major success, however; after one more album for ABC, they moved to MCA subsidiary Source in 1979 for two LPs that failed to reignite their commercial momentum. Cummings and Wilson had both departed in 1977, replaced by Dwight Johnson and William Spratelly, and Paige and Ebo both left in 1980. Still, Melvin soldiered on, helming one last album of new material for Philly World in 1984's hopefully titled Talk It Up (Tell Everybody). It was mildly popular in the U.K., but not enough to re-establish them. Melvin continued to tour with versions of the Blue Notes steadily into the '90s, and Paige eventually returned to the fold as well. Sadly, Melvin suffered a stroke and never fully recovered; he passed away on March 24, 1997, in his beloved hometown of Philadelphia.

Album: Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes (1972)

01. I Miss You
02. Ebony Woman
03. Yesterday I Had The Blues
04. If You Don't Know Me By Now
05. Be For Real
06. Let Me Into Your World
07. Let It Be You

Album: Black & Blue (1973)

01. Cabaret
02. The Love I Lost
03. It All Depends On You
04. Concentrate On Me
05. Satisfaction Guaranted
06. I'm Weak For You
07. I'm Comin' Home Tomorrow

Album: To Be True (1975)

01. Where Are All My Friends
02. To Be True
03. Pretty Flower
04. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
05. Nobody Could Take Your Place
06. Somewhere Down The Line
07. Bad Luck
08. All Because Of A Woman

Album: Wake Up Everybody (1975)

01. Wake Up Everybody
02. Keep On Lovin' You
03. You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good (with Sharon Paige)
04. Don't Leave Me This Way
05. Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby
06. To Be Free To Be Who We Are
07. I'm Searching For A Love (with Sharon Paige)
08. Don't Leave Me This Way (A Tom Moulton Mix) (Bonus Track)

Album: Reaching For The World (1976)

01. Reaching For The World
02. Where There's A Will
03. After You Love Me
04. Sandman
05. Hostage Part 1 & 2
06. He Loves You And I Do Too
07. Big Singing Star
08. Stay Together

Album: Now Is The Time (1977)

01. Where's The Concern For The People
02. Baby' You Got My Nose Open
03. Let Take It Over
04. Feel Like Magic
05. Now Is The Time
06. Power Of Love
07. Today, Tomorrow, Forever
08. Try To Live A Day

Album: The Blue Album (1980)

01. Tonight's The Night
02. Prayin'
03. Baby I'm Back
04. I Should Be Your Lover
05. If You're Looking For Somebody To Love
06. Your Love Is Taking Me On A Journey

Album: All Things Happen In Time (1981)

01. Hang On In There
02. I'm In Love With You
03. Tell Me Why
04. If You Love Me, Really Love Me
05. Ain't That Love
06. Have I Told You, I Love You
07. All Things Happen In Time
08. Come Go With Me

Album: Talk It Up (1984)

01. Don't Give Me Up
02. Time Be My Lover
03. Talk It Up (Tell Everybody)
04. I Really Love You
05. Today's Your Lucky Day
06. This Is The Love
07. I Can't Let Go
08. What We Both Need (Is Love)

Album: If You Don't Know Me By Now (1995)

01. Cabaret
02. Love I Lost
03. If You Don't Know Me By Now
04. Don't Leave Me This Way
05. I'm Weak For You
06. Everybody's Talkin'
07. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
08. Bad Luck
09. Where Are All My Friends
10. Wake Up Everybody
11. Yesterday I Had The Blues
12. Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)
13. I Miss You
14. Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby
15. Keep On Lovin' You

Album: Blue Notes & Ballads (1998)

01. Pretty Flower
02. It's All Because Of You
03. I'm Weak For You
04. Hope That We Can Be Together Soon
05. You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good
06. To Be True
07. Yesterday I Had The Blues
08. If You Don't Know Me By Now
09. I Miss You
10. Ebony Woman
11. To Be Free To Be Who We Are
12. Let Me In Your World
13. Somewhere Down The Line
14. It All Depends On You


Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Collection of Cameo

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 their influences and outlasting almost every single one of them. Throughout the '70s and '80s, the group remained up with the times and occasionally crept ahead of them, such that they became influences themselves upon younger generations of R&B and hip-hop acts. By the time the group's popularity started to fizzle in the late '80s, a series of R&B chart hits -- ranging from greasy funk workouts to synthesized funk swingers to dripping ballads -- was left in their wake. Further separating Cameo from their forebears, they didn't have a diaper-clad guitarist. Instead, they had a codpiece-wearing lead vocalist.

That vocalist was Larry Blackmon. In 1974, the ex-Juilliard student and New York City club-goer instigated a funk band with a membership of 13 called the New York City Players. Blackmon, Tomi Jenkins, and Nathan Leftenant formed the group's nucleus. The Casablanca label signed the group to their Chocolate City offshoot, and shortly after that, the group changed its name to Cameo. Their excellent debut album, 1977's Cardiac Arrest, was highlighted by four singles. Three of those hit the Billboard R&B chart: "Rigor Mortis" (number 33), "Funk Funk" (number 20), and "Post Mortem" (number 70). Although the group was clearly inspired by elder funk groups like Parliament, Funkadelic, and the Ohio Players, Cardiac Arrest made Cameo's case for belonging in the same division an open-and-shut one.

In an attempt to keep the ball rolling, 1978 saw the release of Cameo's second and third albums. Neither We All Know Who We Are nor Ugly Ego were as solid as the debut, but the group's singular characteristics were becoming increasingly evident. The winding, horn-punctuated "It's Serious" (from We All Know Who We Are) narrowly missed the Top 20 of the R&B chart, while "Insane" (from Ugly Ego) dipped just inside it, peaking at number 17. The best halves of these two albums would've made a fine sophomore LP.

1979's Secret Omen, featuring a disco-fied re-visiting of Cardiac Arrest's "Find My Way" and the magnificently funky and slightly loony "I Just Want to Be" (a number-three R&B chart hit), was stacked with fine album cuts and brought Cameo back as a group that excelled in the LP format. "Sparkle" was one of their best ballads, a sinewy number that hit the Top Ten. Five albums released between 1980 and 1983 (Cameosis, Feel Me, Knights of the Sound Table, Alligator Woman, Style) brought about a slight dip in quality on the album front. Despite an abundance of filler on each record, none of those albums were strict disappointments, delivering hot Top 20 R&B singles like "Shake Your Pants," "We're Goin' Out Tonight," "Keep It Hot," "Freaky Dancin'" "Just Be Yourself," "Flirt," and "Style."

One of the most significant ripples in Cameo's time line came during that period, in 1982, when they packed up and set up shop in Atlanta. Pared down to a quintet and located in a less hectic city, the group became bigger fish in a smaller pond. Blackmon even started his own label, Atlanta Artist. The label's first LP, Style, also marked a significant shift in sound, with synthesizers taking on a pronounced role. Paydirt was struck with 1984's She's Strange; the title cut, a late-night slithery smolder, topped the R&B chart and eclipsed the Top 50 of the pop chart, kicking off a remarkable three-album run that made Cameo one of the most popular groups of the '80s. Single Life and Word Up!, released respectively in 1985 and 1986, continued the hot streak. The singles from those two albums -- "Attack Me With Your Love," "Single Life," "Word Up," "Candy," and "Back and Forth" -- held down the Top Five plateau of the R&B chart. "Word Up" even went to number six on the pop chart, giving them their biggest bite of the mainstream. The song was everywhere.

What goes up must come down, and that's exactly what happened to Cameo. Despite the fact that two more singles -- "Skin I'm In" and "I Want It Now" -- scaled up to number five on the R&B chart, neither Machismo nor Real Men Wear Black performed well as albums. After 1991's Emotional Violence, the group's profile was lowered significantly, but they did tour sporadically to the delight of hardcore fans as well as plenty of misguided people who thought Cameo was all about "Word Up" and nothing more. Notably, Blackmon spent a few years of the '90s at Warner Bros., as the vice president of A&R.

Cameo's presence continued to be felt throughout the early 2000s, not only through extensive sample use and less tangible influences upon younger artists and producers. Several retrospectives have kept the group's music alive: Casablanca's 1993 compilation The Best of Cameo is an excellent point of entry. Mercury's 12" Collection & More, released in 1999, covers the group's best dancefloor moments. 2002's spectacular Anthology, a double-disc set also released by Mercury, covers a lot of ground and does the group justice as a total package. Allmusic by Andy Kellman

Album: Cardiac Arrest (1977)

01. Still Feels Good
02. Post Mortem
03. Smile
04. Funk, Funk
05. Find My Way
06. Rigor Mortis
07. Good Times
08. Stay By My Side

Album: We All Know Who We Are (1978)

01. Inflation
02. C On The Funk
03. Why Have I Lost You
04. Stand Up
05. We All Know Who We Are
06. It's Serious
07. It's Over

Album: Ugly Ego (1978)

01. I'll Be With You
02. Insane
03. Give Love A Chance
04. Ugly Ego
05. I Want You
06. Anything You Wanna Do
07. Friend To Me
08. Two Of Us

Album: Secret Omen (1979)

01. Energy
02. I Just Want To Be
03. Find My Way
04. Macho
05. The Rock
06. Sparkle
07. New York

Album: Cameosis (1980)

01. Cameosis
02. Shake Your Pants
03. Please You
04. We'Re Goin' Out Tonight
05. I Care For You
06. On The One
07. Why Have I Lost You

Album: Feel Me (1980)

01. Throw It Down
02. Your Love Takes Me Out
03. Keep It Hot
04. Feel Me
05. Is This The Way
06. Roller Skates
07. Better Days

Album: Knights Of The Sound Table (1981)

01. Knights By Knights
02. Freaky Dancin'
03. I Never Knew
04. Use It Or Lose It
05. The Sound Table
06. Don't Be So Cool
07. I'll Always Stay
08. I Like It

Album: Alligator Woman (1982)

01. Be Yourself
02. Soul Army
03. Flirt
04. Enjoy Your Life
05. Alligator Woman
06. I Owe It All To You
07. For You

Album: Style (1983)

01. Aphrodisiac
02. This Life Is Not For Me
03. You'Re A Winner
04. I Can't Help Falling In Love
05. Serenity [Interlude]
06. Style
07. Cameo's Dance
08. Let's Not Talk Slot
09. Slow Moving
10. Heaven Only Knows

Album: She's Strange(1984)

01. She's Strange
02. Love You Anyway
03. Talkin Out Of The Side Of Your
04. Tribute To Bob Marley
05. Groove With You
06. Hangin' Downtown
07. Lé Ve Toi!

Album: Single Life (1985)

01. Attack Me With Your Love
02. Single Life
03. I'Ve Got Your Image
04. A Good-Bye
05. I'll Never Look For Love
06. Urban Warrior
07. Little Boys - Dangerous Toys

Album: Word Up (1986)

1. Word Up
2. Candy
3. Back And Forth
4. Don't Be Lonely
5. She's Mine
6. Fast, Fierce & Funny
7. You Can Have The World

Album: Machismo (1988)

01. You Make Me Work
02. I Like The World
03. Promiscuous
04. In The Night [Featuring Miles Davis]
05. Skin I'm In
06. Pretty Girls
07. Honey
08. Soul Tightened
09. Dkwig

Album: Real Men... Wear Black (1990)

01. Close Quarters
02. I Want It Now
03. Me
04. Attitude
05. Get Paid
06. Am I Bad Enough
07. Time, Fire & Space
08. Nan-Yea
09. Just A Broken Heart

Album: Emotional Violence (1992)

01. Emotional Violence
02. Money
03. Raw But Tasty
04. Front Street
05. Kid Don't Believe It
06. Another Love
07. Don't Crash
08. Love Yourself
09. Nothing Less Than Love
10. That Kind Of Guy

Album: The Best Of Cameo (1993)

01. Word Up
02. Single Life
03. Candy
04. Shake Your Pants
05. Rigor Mortis
06. Attack Me With Your Love
07. Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck
08. Sparkle
09. Back & Forth
10. Flirt
11. She's Strange (12' Rap Version)
12. I Just Want To Be
13. Skin I'm In
14. It's Over

Album: In The Face Of Funk (1994)

01. In the Face of Funk
02. Slyde
03. You Are My Love
04. Desire
05. Don't Say It's Over
06. BSU
07. The Man
08. A Special Love
09. We Can Make It Happen
10. Where

Album: The Best Of Cameo, Vol 2 (1996)

01. Don't Be So Cool
02. I Want It Now
03. In the Night
04. We're Goin' Out Tonight
05. Why Have I Lost You
06. Hangin' Downtown
07. It's Serious
08. Freaky Dancin'
09. Keep It Hot
10. Be Yourself
11. Alligator Woman
12. Insane
13. We All Know Who We Are
14. Feel Me
15. Your Love Takes Me Out

Album: Greatest Hits (1998)

01. Word Up!
02. Single Life
03. Candy
04. She's Strange
05. Attack Me With Your Love
06. Back And Forth
07. You Make Me Work
08. I Just Want To Be
09. Sparkle
10. Skin I'm In
11. Freaky Dancin'
12. Keep It Hot

Album: Hits Collection: The Best Of Cameo (1998)

01. Word Up
02. She's Strange
03. Candy
04. Rigor Mortis
05. Attack Me With Your Love
06. Sparkle
07. She's Mine
08. Be Yourself
09. Freaky Dancing
10. A Good-bye
11. Post Mortem
12. Keep It Hot
13. I Just Want To Be
14. Flirt
15. You Make Me Work
16. Shake Your Pants
17. Single Life
18. Back And Forth

Album: Ballads Collection (1998)

01. Why Have I Lost You (version 1)
02. Sparkle
03. It's Over
04. Feel Me
05. We All Know Who We Are
06. Hangin' Downtown
07. Love You Anyway
08. Don't Be Lonely
09. I Owe It All To You
10. I'll Always Stay
11. I Never Knew
12. Why Have I Lost You (version 2)

Album: 12 inch Collection And More (1999)

01. I Just Want To Be (Original 12 inch Extended Mix)
02. Word Up! (Original 12 inch Club Mix)
03. Shake Your Pants (Original 12 inch Club Mix)
04. She's Strange (Original 12 inch Club Mix)
05. Candy (Original 12 inch UK Mix)
06. Back And Forth (12 inch Larry Blackmon Mix)
07. Single Life (Original 12 inch UK Mix By Larry Blackmon)
08. Attack Me With Your Love (Original 12 inch Club Mix)
09. Rigor Mortis (Original 12 inch Mix)
10. Room 123 (She's Strange) (Original 12 inch Rap Version)

Album: Sexy Sweet Thing (2000)

01. Sexy Sweet Thing
02. Antidote
03. I Wake Up
04. She Wants Some More
05. Time for Love
06. Your Love
07. Same Dream
08. You Make Me Crazy
09. Another Crazy Day
10. Ready for Love
11. Pre Rolled Blunt
12. Special Love
13. Baby It's You

Album: Anthology (2002)


01. Rigor Mortis
02. Post Mortem
03. Funk Funk
04. Find My Way (TGIF version)
05. It's Serious
06. We All Know Who We Are
07. Insane
08. I Just Want To Be (12" version)
09. Sparkle
10. Shake Your Pants
11. We're Goin' Out Tonight
12. Why Have I Lost You (version 2)
13. Keep It Hot
14. Feel Me


01. Freaky Dancin'
02. Don't Be So Cool
03. Just Be Yourself
04. Flirt
05. Alligator Woman/Secrets Of Time
06. Style (single version)
07. She's Strange
08. Talkin' Out The Side Of Your Neck
09. Hangin' Downtown
10. Attack Me With Your Love
11. Single Life
12. Word Up
13. Candy
14. Back & Forth
15. Skin I'm In (single version)
16. I Want It Now (single version)


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