In 1974 Larry Blackmon created a 23-member funk band that went by the name New York City Players. In 1976 the band was reduced to 10 members, and was signed with Casablanca. Before releasing an album, the band's name was changed to Cameo to avoid confusion, and legal troubles, with the popular funk band Ohio Players. In 1977 they released their debut album Cardiac Arrest on Casablanca's Chocolate City label. In 1980 Cameo released their fifth album Cameosis, featuring the albums top single Shake Your Pants. In 1982 the band was downsized once again to five members. And by 1986 when they released their most successful album - Word Up - the number of group members was down to three.
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