1978 Creme D’Cocoa – Funked Up

Funked Up is an album by Creme D’ Cocoa, released in 1978 on Venture Records.

Creme d’Cocoa was an American disco group composed of former members of The Ambassadors and The Ebonys. The ensemble was founded in 1978 by three members of the Ambassadors and one of The Ebonys after both groups disbanded about the same time early that year. The group’s debut single was “Do What You Feel”, followed by a full-length entitled “Funked Up”. The band’s biggest hit was 1979’s “Doin’ the Dog”, which reached #30 on the Billboard R&B charts. A sophomore full-length, Nasty Street, was issued in 1980 but did not spawn any hits; a final single was issued in 1982 before the group dissolved.

Tracks

1  Do What You Feel (Tiny Barge) 4:02
2  Sweet Dream Lady (Tiny Barge) 4:06
3  Brand New Day (Ernesto Phillips; Ky Adeyemo) 3:29
4  Waiting For The Last Goodbye (Mary Sawyer; Tony Camillo) 4:32
5  I Don’t Wanna Be Lonely (Linda Mallah; Robbie Patton) 3:21
6  You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ (Barry Mann; Cynthia Weill; Phil Spector) 4:48
7  Mr. Me, Mrs. You (Hidle Brown Barnum; Robert Young) 3:46
8  Toe Jam (Douglas Gary) 4:37
9  Leading Lady (Tony Camillo) 3:47
10  Baby, Don’t You Know (Jocelyn Brown) 4:30

Media

Musicians

BassNeil Jason
BassJohn Hoesly
BassBob Babbitt
DrumsSteve Gadd
DrumsAllan Schwartzberg
DrumsAndrew Smith
DrumsJohn Gates
GuitarBob Feldman
GuitarBob Mann
GuitarElliott Randall
GuitarJeff Mironov
GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsBarry Miles
KeyboardsBobby Hamilton
KeyboardsHarold Wheeler
KeyboardsLeon Pendarvis
KeyboardsPat Rebillot
KeyboardsPaul Shaffer
SynthesizerBarry Miles
PercussionArthur Jenkins
PercussionCarlos Martinez
PercussionTony Ramos
VocalsHerley Johnson Jr
VocalsJennifer Holmes
VocalsOrlando Oliphant
VocalsRobert Todd

Liner Notes

Producer – Cecile Barker, Tony Camillo
Arranged By, Conductor – Tony Camillo
Engineer – David Domanich, Henry Borysewicz

Art Direction, Design – John Georgopoulos
Photography By – Ron Contarsy

Recorded At – Venture Sound Studios
Mixed At – Venture Sound Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Venture Records
Copyright (c) – Venture Records