Captain Sky

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This article is about American musician. For 2004 movie, see Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.
Captain Sky
Birth name Daryl L. Cameron
Born (1957-07-10) July 10, 1957 (age 57)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Funk
Instruments Vocals, bass
Labels AVI, TEC

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.[1] 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.

Sampled by other artists[edit]

Captain Sky’s single “Super Sporm” has been sampled by many artists including:

Year Artist Song Album
1987 Boogie Down Productions Super Hoe Criminal Minded
1987 MC Shan Living in the World of Hip-Hop Down by Law
1987 Public Enemy You’re Gonna Get Yours Yo! Bum Rush the Show
1989 Boogie Down Productions You Must Learn Ghetto Music: The Blueprint of Hip Hop
1996 De La Soul Supa Emcees Stakes Is High
1998 Bob Sinclar Ultimate Funk 12″ Single

Billboard chart history[edit]

Albums[2]

Year Album Chart Peak
1979 The Adventures of Captain Sky Black Albums 30
Pop Albums 157
Pop Goes the Captain Black Albums 49
1980 Concerned Party#1 Black Albums 69
Pop Albums 210

Singles[3][1]

Year Song Chart Peak
1980 “Sir Jam a Lot” Black Singles 51
1986 “You Bring Me Up” Hot RnB/HipHop 80

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Featured Album: The Adventures of Captain Sky. Billboard.com. Retrieved on 2008-08-07.
  2. ^ Captain Sky > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums. allmusic. Retrieved on 2008-08-07.
  3. ^ Captain Sky > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles. allmusic. Retrieved on 2008-08-07.

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