The engraving of hardstones is a time-honored practice that goes back several millennia. The Greeks refined the art, and they introduced in about the fifth century b.c. what we now call cameos: precious and semiprecious stones carved in projected relief. …
Double album on single CD featuring their excellent debut album, 1977s Cardiac Arrest, was highlighted by four singles. Three of those hit the Billboard R&B chart. 1978 saw the release of their second and third albums. The second title of our two on one CD is We All Know Who We Are , which saw Cameo becoming increasingly successful. This got into the top 60 on the mainstream chart and number 15 on the R&B countdown. The single It’s Serious not only gave the band a Top 20 R&B hit but also got onto the all important dance chart, hitting number 21. With songs like C on The Funk , Cameo were really finding their range and establishing a unique niche..
Cameo rocked their funk, shifting gears at will in the middle of a groove-and racing way ahead of the rest of the disco-era pack. Here are 17 of their hottest '70s and '80s hits: She's Strange; Word Up; Candy; Single Life; I Just Want to Be; Keep It Hot; Shake Your Pants; Attack Me with Your Love; Flirt , and more!
For over two decades, the Hi-Hat Club occupied a choice location among the jazz clubs of Boston’s South End district, at the corner of Columbus and Massachusetts Avenue. After the end of World War II, lesser luminaries took over the band-stand, and after a while entertainment practically stopped altogether. Dave Coleman, a jazz promoter, had taken over management of the club in 1949. Through Coleman’s personal initiative, the Hi-Hat enjoyed its most successful years, and by 1951 it was the only club featuring a consistent policy of presenting modern jazz.