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Cameosis

CameoAudio CD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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"All you sucker DJs who think you're fly/There's got to be reason and we know the reason why/You try to put on airs and act real cool/But you've got to realize that you're acting like fools."

--Cameo, "Word Up"

Cameo tore the roof off pop funk--and the pop hip-hop scene that followed has paid its tributes, from Will Smith's Big Willie Style ... Read more in Amazon's Cameo Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 6, 1993)
  • Original Release Date: 1980
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001FKJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,254 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic 1980 Sizzlin' Slap Yo' Mama Funk!! June 16, 2006
Format:Audio CD
This was Cameo's breakthrough album back

in the summer of 1980 with it's classic line-up

of original musicians and singers!

1979's "Secret Omen" had the hits "I Just Want To Be"

and "Sparkle" which opened the doors and set

the stage for this one, but "Cameosis"

took it home for them, going Platinum!

Every cut on here is bangin' from the

opening title track, "Cameosis",

to the ober-funk of "Shake Your Pants",

to the sly sexy funk of "Please You"..just perfection!

But it doesn't end there!...(Oh No!)

Then there's the smooth feel-good mid tempo

"We're Going Out Tonight" that is bouncy

and will have you singing along in no time!

It's followed by the Earth, Wind & Fire-esque

"I Care For You", which was one of those

blue-light house party bump-n-grind

slow jams that us youngstaz of that time

(I was 16), used to like to get our mack on to!

Then, the funk kicks back in with the playful

"(We're) On The One!"..which was like a funked-out

roll call, much like Graham Central Station's

1975 classic "The Jam" was!

But it wasn't over!..this was followed by one of

the tour de force R&B ballads of all time

in my opinion! Their classic re-working of a song

they first did on their 1977 album

"We All Know Who We Are"...

"Why Have I Lost You" is just one of the most

underatted slow jams of all time and should

be held right beside E,W & F's "Reasons" &

"Can't Hide Love", Heatwave's "Always & Forever"

and any of the Isley's classic ballads from the 70's!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE!!! March 12, 2007
Format:Audio CD
This album was pre Larry's red fish cod get up, and as far as I'm concerned, Cameo at it's absolute brilliantly best! I remember my big brother who is ten years older than I am playing this record(back then we had records y'all!!) incessantly. The cut I remember vividly was We're Going Out Tonight, which to me is one of the sexiest, sassiest cuts to date. At the tender age of nine years old, I "Shook My Pants". That cut was the jam that brought everybody out on the floor at the basement parties my older brother and sister had back in the day!! This album in my opinion epitomizes what a funk ensemble should be because everybody played with excellence and played their position. If you remember the good ole days of funk music, you should have this in your musical libray.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Combination Of Soul & Funk June 26, 2003
Format:Audio CD
CAMEOSIS IS THE JAM! This album was hittin' back in the summer of 1980 and to this day it is still groovin'. The music of today just can't compare. They don't make albums like this anymore! This album is among the most amazing of Cameo's career.
The Album's Sound is a Solid & Sensational mixture of Soul & Funk Styles. Song Selections vary from Sizzlin' Funk Slammers to
Sweet Slow Jams. And it's a formula that works well for Cameo on this album. It's the perfect balance of musical styles and it features such percolating jams as 'Cameosis','Shake Your Pants' & 'Please You'. It also contains the Melodic,Midtempo Dance Smash,'We're Going Out Tonight' and the emotional funk ballad,'Why Have I Lost You?'. If ever there was a Sentimental & Stunning Slow Jam,This is definately it. It's just a Classic Song,Period. Out of all the Funky Jamz & Groovez this disc has to offer,I would say that my favorite would be the Throbbin' Funk Cut,'Please You' because it's just down & dirty,Sweat Til U Drop Funk. That Joint is Raw Funk Sexuality with no shame and a Relentless Groove that's just Nasty! But seriously, if you're looking for a Classic Funk Album to Vibe to then without question this is the CD for you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Cameo Gets Into A GROOVE!!! July 30, 2006
Format:Audio CD
Cameo had been making heavy funk in the late 70's very well and kept the large horn funk band style going on this 1980 release.The sound is crisp,well produced and GROOVES LIKE CRAZY!It's a mixture of funk somewhere between EWF and George Clinton and Chicago/Philly style ballds.The first two songs are grooves-the title cut throws funky power and the heavy horns right in your face and,well as most know "Shake Your Pants" takes that same style to the point where you must obey-it's the most P-Funk-ish piece on the album."On The One" takes the feel of the title track-direct funk right on the money."Please You" is a more subtle,romantic groove but great slow grinding funk.All the ballads are great too but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the closing track "Why Have I Lost You,correctly implying the lonliness can play tricks with your mind if you not in touch with yourself and does so with great Impressions/Teddy Pendergrass vocalizing and arrangements.'Cameosis' is the epidomy of what a great classic funk album should be-great jams,great grooves,great smooth groove ballads and above all great TUNES.This is classic Cameo-the sound that made them.And while I enjoy their electronic 'Word Up' era too I feel about it as I do with Kool & The Gang-both bands had a funky and poppier period but both produced some crackerjack music however the music hits you.I am truely thankful this impressive album is still in print on CD.I think every true funk and R&B fan should hear it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five-Star '80s R&B/Funk Masterpiece
All killer, no filler on this one! EVERY track on this artistic and commercial breakthrough release from one of the top R&B/Funk bands of their era is a stone-cold classic. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Manuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Cameo still gets me in a groove
Missed this old funk music
Published 1 month ago by Colleen Powell
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing back good memories
I am from this error, so Cameo and Larry Blackmon just brings back awesome memories of the " Good Old Days"
Published 2 months ago by janice miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best love it!
Published 3 months ago by patricia hill
4.0 out of 5 stars I think their best work as an entire group! Some might not agree.
I rate this one at four just like Knights of the Sound Table, Secret Omen, and We All Know Who We Are. I do this because these are the most powerful of the stable of releases. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Don J. Harper
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality of sound
The music is again classic, but the quality of sound was unsatisfactory. The music is not crisp as a CD should be. Volume is real low.
Published 5 months ago by Roosevelt Gant Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Transaction
Outstanding transaction on a great CD/Album. Love this group and was glad to get this music on CD. Will definitely use this vendor again in the future.
Published 7 months ago by T
5.0 out of 5 stars I am a child of the 50's and 60's, this is my kind of listening! I...
It contained all the songs I remember and have missed hearing! I will always cherish my years listening to this type of genre.
Published 11 months ago by Janice Drake
3.0 out of 5 stars Old School Cameo Lover
Didn't have the goodies that I love (Why have I lost you? ORIGINAL) BUT it's okay!
Published on August 18, 2009 by Maiava M. Blackwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic CAMEO
Another MONSTER classic from the masters of heavy funk! they added some strings to their ballads, which gave the band a more richer sound and had a dude in their band with a real... Read more
Published on May 22, 2008 by will power
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