Cameo is an American soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s. Cameo was initially a 14-member group known as the New York City Players; this name was later changed to Cameo to avoid being confused with Ohio Players another funk group in the 1970s. The height of Cameo's career was in the 1980s, particularly Word Up! with its hits, "Word Up!" and "Candy".
Links to Peel
Peel played several tracks from Cameo in the 70's, but rarely played any of their material in the 80's, although he did a play a cover of Cameo's hit Word Up by Pigbros with The Membranes on his April 1987 (Radio Bremen) show.
- 29 March 1978: Stand Up (LP - We All Know Who We Are) Chocolate City
- 19 February 1979: Insane