Wednesday, 24 July 2013

P-Funk Style: Daryl L. Cameron's (Captain Sky) Pop Goes The Captain (1979)

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Captain Sky

''Pop Goes The Captain''

( LP AVI Records, 1979 )
Catalog # AVI-6077

b. a.k.a. Daryl L. Cameron, 10th July, 1957, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Captain Sky is the alter ego of Daryl Cameron, a Chicago based, bass player.

Tracklisting & Hide Credits:
A1 Moonchild 6:45
A2 Fearless (In The Pocket) 5:40
A3 Cream & Sugar 4:49
B1 Rebirth
Written-By – Sheryl Sawyer 4:49
B2 Hero 5:48
B3 Ker-Runch 1:21
B4 Double You S-K-Y 5:47

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Daryl Cameron, Don "Dee Dee" Burnside
Backing Vocals – Alice Sanderson, Daryl Cameron, Marcella Willis, Sheryl Sawyer, Yvonne Gage
Bass – Captain Sky, Jerry Griffin, Thomas Palmer
Co-producer – Don "Dee Dee" Burnside
Drums – Bobby Richie, Ed "Ghost" Gosa, Steve "Cobberator" Cobb
Engineer – Danny Leake, F. Denby, Paul Serrano
French Horn – Ethel Merker, John Feider, Melanie Kocher, Paul Tervelt
Guitar – Alan Burroughs, Danny Leake, Reggie Boyd
Keyboards – Don "Dee Dee" Burnside, Pete Cannarozzi, Theodis Rogers Jr.
Lead Vocals – Daryl Cameron
Percussion – Bobby Ritchie, Ed Gosa, O.J. Garner
Producer – Daryl Cameron
Saxophone – William Adkins, Herman Bowden, Roger Pemberton, Sonny Seals
Strings – Arnold Roth, Daniel Strba, Edward Green III, Edmund Bauer, Elaine Mack, Elliott Golub, Gilda Barston, Philip Hilson, Phyllis McKenny, Rami Solomonow, Roger Moulton
Trombone – Edwin Williams, Steve Berry, William Petties
Trumpet – Elmer Brown, Kenneth Brass, Lionel Bordelon, Rodney Clark
Written-By – Daryl Cameron

Notes:
Format:Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:1979

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Review:
The poor man's Bootsy Collins, Captain Sky channels the sprawling cosmic-funk consciousness of Parliament-Funkadelic to create a slicker, more commercial version of their pioneering sound. His sophomore LP, Pop Goes the Captain, is like a paint-by-numbers copy of a George Clinton production, mirroring the maestro's deep grooves, far-out lyrics, and extraterrestrial arrangements but boasting none of the gonzo creativity that makes P-Funk so sublime. The album even fails to maintain the energy level established on the previous The Adventures of Captain Sky, settling instead for tepid ballads and syrupy slow jams. He may be a captain, but the only way he's getting a ride on the P-Funk mothership is by stowing away in the cargo hold.
By Jason Ankeny (AMG)

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Biography:
Daryl L. Cameron (born July 10, 1957, Chicago, Illinois), better known as Captain Sky, is an American musician and singer. Captain Sky’s funk-based musical style, futuristic costumes, and psychedelic imagery are similar to those of George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, and other Parliament/Funkadelic projects. In the liner notes to the first Captain Sky album, Captain Sky’s origins are explained in this way: “Oh, by the way, if you’re wondering, Daryl Cameron somehow entered the phonebooth of his mind and emerged as Captain Sky. Tune in again.”
With a group of other Chicago-based musicians, Captain Sky began recording around 1978 and released The Adventures of Captain Sky in that year followed quickly by Pop Goes The Captain in 1979. Both albums were released by AVI Records. Several singles were released from these albums, most notably “Wonder Worm” and “Super Sporm.” By 1980, Captain Sky had moved to TEC records and on that imprint released his third album Concerned Party #1. After several more singles, The Return of Captain Sky, his final album was released in 1981 back on AVI records. Since that time, Captain Sky has released singles sporadically on various labels and older tracks have been included on various compilations.
From Wikipedia

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''Fearless (In The Pocket)''

Albums:
Pop Goes The Captain (AVI Records 1979)
The Adventures Of Captain Sky (AVI Records 1979)
Concerned Party No.1 (TEC Records 1980)
The Return Of Captain Sky (AVI 1981)


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