Rafael Cameron

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Rafael Cameron
Also known as Rafael Cameron
Born 1951
Georgetown, Guyana
Origin United States
Genres R&B
Post-disco
Boogie
Funk
Occupation(s) Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1980–
Labels Salsoul
Associated acts Skyy

Rafael Cameron (born 1951)[1] is a Guyanese American singer-songwriter best known for his boogie song "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya", which was remixed by François Kevorkian. His most successful single in his career was, however, "Magic Of You (Like The Way)"/"Get It Off".

His albums and singles were produced by Randy Muller of Skyy.[2]

Career[edit]

In 1980, Cameron was signed to a prominent disco and post-disco label Salsoul Records. He recorded three albums in total, which all entered the Billboard pop and R&B charts. All of his work was mostly written by Randy Muller and the Cameron himself. His most successful work include singles like "Let's Get It Off" (Club #17), "Magic of You" (R&B #16) and "Funtown U.S.A." (Club #55).[1] [3]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Chart positions
[1]
Record label
US US
R&B
UK
1980 Cameron 67 18 Salsoul
1981 Cameron's in Love 101 29
1982 Cameron All the Way 43
"—" denotes the album failed to chart.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
UK
1980 "Funkdown" 33
"Let's Get It Off" 17
"Magic of You" 16
1981 "Boogie's Gonna Get Ya'" 53
"Feelin's" 67
"Funtown U.S.A." 21 55
"—" denotes the single failed to chart

Other singles[edit]

  • 1982: "Desires" (Salsoul-SG 373)
  • 1982: "Shake It Down" (Salsoul-S7 7035) - R&B #81[5]
  • 1981: "All That's Good To Me" (Salsoul-SALT 10) - UK release only
  • 1981: "Daisy" (Salsoul-SG 355)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Rafael Cameron - Albums (discography)". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  2. ^ Production notes on Rafael Cameron's albums/singles. Courtesy of Salsoul.
  3. ^ "Rafael Cameron (discography)". Discogs. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  4. ^ "Rafael Cameron - Singles (discography)". Allmusic, Billboard. Retrieved 2011-08-27.
  5. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/hip-hop singles, 1942-2004 (5th ed.). California, U.S.: Record Research Inc., 2004 (originally) the University of California). p. 737. ISBN 0-89820-160-8.