Get Down On It – Cameo

Hello everyone, “Flashback Friday,” in the house. I am back in Canada and cold, but it is suppose to warm up today. So I will enjoy the warmth while we have it and listen to some great R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco and Dance music.
My first featured artists are the group Cameo. The band was originally known as The New York City Players. They started out in 1974 and after signing with Chocolate City Records, they changed the name to Cameo. The reason behind the name change was to not confuse the band with The Ohio Players.
If you have seen Cameo, you would have seen a codpiece-wearing lead singer. That is Larry Blackmon, one of the original founders of the group. All part of the marketing to set the group apart from Funkadelic/Parliament and The Ohio Players.
Cameo from the start wanted their music to be danceable and with hits like “Rigor Mortis, and “Candy,” they succeeded. Not only are those songs upfront Funk, but they also distinguished the group as a force all their own.
The first song for this “Flashback Friday,” is “Get Down On It.”

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