Synopsis by William Ruhlmann
Cameo scored R&B hits consistently from 1977 to 1995, but its biggest success came in the period 1984-1988 when it had eight singles in the R&B Top Five, five of which crossed over to the pop charts. That period also marked the ascendance of MTV and BET, and Cameo, a visually arresting group led by the flamboyant Larry Blackmon, with his exaggerated shaped Afro and red codpiece, was ready to take advantage of the promotional possibilities by making music videos of its dance hits. This DVD contains only five of those videos, but they are the group's five biggest R&B hits of the mid-'80s. "Word Up," "Candy," and "She's Strange" all topped the chart; "Single Life" (the only song here that didn't make the pop charts) hit number two; and "Back and Forth" went to number three.
funk-music, greatest-hits, music-video, pop-music, R&B-music