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Encyclopedia > Word Up!
Word Up!
Studio album by Cameo
Released October 30, 1986
Recorded 1986
Genre R&B
Length 34:46
Label Casablanca Records
Producer(s) Larry Blackmon
Professional reviews
Cameo chronology
Single Life
(1985)
Word Up!
(1986)
Machismo
(1988)

Word Up! is a 1986 album by funk/R&B group Cameo. The title track, was a smash-hit R&B/Dance single, and was their most commercially successful record which charted around the world. Image File history File links Cameo-Word_Up!_(album_cover). ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about Casablanca, the record label. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... Single Life is a 1985 album by funk/R&B group Cameo. ... Machismo is funk/R&B group Cameos the 1988 followup to their smash album Word Up!. The album featured R&B hits You Make Me Work and Skin Im In, both of which have been issued on various compilation albums. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... Funk is an African American musical style. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Cameos latest album cover: The Definitive Collection Cameo is a funk, R&B and dance group, best known for the 1986 hit Word Up!. Their lead singer is Larry Blackmon. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ...


It was later covered by Scottish rock band Gun, was a UK hit for pop star Melanie B in 1999 and the US nu metal band KoЯn in 2004. It was also covered by the band The BossHoss in 2005 for the album Internashville Urban Hymns. Country-soul singer Willis did a cover (on her 2004 single "Take You High") that was featured on the Season Seven CSI episode Post Mortem, with trace analyst Hodges dancing to the music. Gun were a moderately successful rock band from Glasgow, Scotland, most well known for their cover of Word Up!, originally by Cameo. ... Melanie Janine Brown (born May 29, 1975 in Leeds, West Yorkshire) (aka Melanie B) is an English pop singer best known as one of the members of the girl band the Spice Girls, one of the most successful female groups of all time [1] . She was given the nickname Scary... Nu metal (also called aggro metal, or nü metal using the traditional heavy metal umlaut) is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Korn logo KoЯn. ... The BossHoss is a duo from the Berlin, Germany who specialize in covering pop, rock and hip hop songs in country style. ... Willis, a variant of the name William, is a surname, and may refer to many people. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Post Mortem is the seventh episode in season 7 of the popular American crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, set in Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


The song is also featured in the Euromix version of the popular arcade game "Dance Dance Revoloution".


Credits

  • Arrangement - Larry Blackmon
  • Backing vocals - Charlie Singleton, Larry Blackmon, Melvin Wells, Michael Burnett, Nathan Leftenant, Tomi Jenkins ,Willie Morris
  • Bass - Aaron Mills , Larry Blackmon , Michael Burnett
  • Drum Programming - Sammy Merendino
  • Drums - Larry Blackmon
  • Guitar - Charlie Singleton, Patrick Buchanon
  • Horns - Melvin Wells, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Uptown Horns
  • Keyboards - Bernard Wright, Eric Rehl, Kenni Hairston, Kevin Kendricks, Merv De Peyer
  • Lead Vocals - Larry Blackmon , Tomi Jenkins
  • Percussion - Duduka Fonseca, Giovanni Hidalgo, Larry Blackmon, Steve Thornton
  • Producer - Larry Blackmon
  • Programmed by Synclavier - Peter Scherer

In music, an arrangement refers either to a rewriting of a piece of existing music with additional new material or to a fleshing-out of a compositional sketch, such as a lead sheet. ... A backing vocalist or backing singer (or, especially in the U.S., backup singer or sometimes background singer) is a singer who sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, other backing vocalists, or alone but not singing the lead. ... A bassist is a musician who plays a double bass or electric bass (also referred to as bass guitar). ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... A drummer at practice A drummer is a musician who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... A guitarist is a musician who plays the guitar. ... In a symphony orchestra the horn section is the group of musicians who play the horn (sometimes referred to as the French horn). ... A keyboardist is a musician who plays keyboard instruments. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... Synclavier I The Synclavier System was an early digital synthesizer and sampler, manufactured by New England Digital. ...

Track listing

  1. "Word Up!" – 4:21 - L.Blackmon/T.Jenkins
  2. "Candy" – 5:39 - L.Blackmon/T.Jenkins
  3. "Back and Forth" – 6:33 - L.Blackmon/T.Jenkins/K.Kendrick/N.Leftenant
  4. "Don't Be Lonely" – 5:19 - L.Blackmon/T.Jenkins/K.Kendrick/G.Morris
  5. "She's Mine" – 4:37 - L.Blackmon/N.Leftenant/D.Leftenant/A.Matthews
  6. "Fast, Fierce & Funny" – 4:09
  7. "You Can Have the World" – 4:38

Candy is a song by the group Cameo that reached number 1 on the R&B charts in 1987. ...

Chart positions


 
 

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