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35. Larry Blackmon (Cameo) || Five (or More) Questions With Tommy Black
Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

35. Larry Blackmon (Cameo) || Five (or More) Questions With Tommy Black

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Larry Blackmon of the legendary funk outfit CAMEO and Tommy Black discuss:

• Living in Las Vegas
• Cameo getting record deal on Casablanca in 1976
• Sharing a rehearsal studio with KISS and Gene Simmons leaving him funny pictures on the bulletin board
• Larry Blackmon’s writing process, the revolution of sounds, and longevity
• Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) was a mentor
• His snare drum sound for “Word Up!” was actually 6 guys on a staircase doing handclaps
• Miles Davis used to practice boxing with his father and they became very close
• “Miles Davis had fresh ears”
• Rick James introducing him to Eddie Murphy and producing Eddie Murphy
• “Producing is interpreting what the artist is trying to do and shape it that way.  Because they have to live with it when it’s done.”
• His new single “El Passo”
• “Music is a strange business. Some people pass through small cities and move on to big cities. Other people get stuck there”
• “Living is the real trip.  It’s easy to leave, it’s a little harder staying…”
• Communicating with fans, CAMEO merchandise, and more on

Five (or More) Questions with Tommy Black is produced by Joshua Chévere Cohen & Prickly Pear Marketing

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