Friday, September 26, 2008

Sly Fox

Sly Fox was a biracial pop/dance duo that consisted of Gary "Mudbone" Cooper (born on August 20, 1957 in Kansas City, Kansas) and Michael Camacho (born on November 28, 1958 in Los Angeles, California).

Gary was a former vocalist with Parliament-Funkadelic. The duo was formed by British music producer, Ted Currier and they presented as wholesome, clean-living teen idols.
In 1985, Sly Fox released their only album, "Let's Go All the Way" on Capitol Records, which peaked at #31 on the Billboard 200 and #34 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The title song became the duo's biggest hit to date, peaking at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #57 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks. In the U.K., the song peaked at #3 on the U.K. Singles chart.
The follow-up single, "Como Tu Te Llama?" peaked at #13 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, but failed to make the Billboard Hot 100.
The last single, "Stay True" peaked at a low #94 on the Billboard Hot 100. After that, the duo split up and went on to separate music careers.

These days, Gary Cooper is still involved in the music business and in 2006, he released his solo album, "Fresh Mud" which was a collaboration with Dave Stewart.

As for Michael Camacho, he has concentrated on jazz music and released his solo album, "Just For You" in 2006 which is available on CD Baby.

To see the music video for "Let's Go All the Way," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpHR3lDoyog

To see a fan-made video for "Como Tu Te Llama?," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw4ZK7l69xA

To see a fan-made video for "Stay True," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJ8CHo6JM5s


[updated on 03/09/13]

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