TRUTH IN RHYTHM Podcast: Tomi Jenkins of Cameo, Part 1 of 3

Brought to you by Funknstuff.net and hosted by Scott Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in this three-part series: Tomi Jenkins, who since the mid-1970s has been an original member as singer-songwriter of Cameo, which is not only one of the all-time great funk bands from an artistic standpoint but also one of the most successful, having sold more than 20 million records. And one of the most unique characteristics of Cameo’s distinctive sound has been the amazing vocals Tomi has supplied through the years.

The discussion includes: How Tomi met and began Cameo with Larry Blackmon and Gregory Johnson; early gigs including opening for Parliament-Funkadelic’s 1977 Funkentelechy Tour; how the band created its music and original sound; stepping through all the band’s albums and going inside classic tracks like “I Just Want to Be,” “Why Have I Lost You,” “She’s Strange,” “Word Up!” and all the rest; what led to the group’s demise; what he and Cameo are up to currently; and much more!

Recorded 4-28-17

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