Sly Foxwas one of the pop duos who did not last long in the 1980's. Gary (Mudborne) Cooper was an African American funk style session musician and was noted most for the work he did with George Clinton, Sly Stone, and Bootsy Collins. The second part of the duo was Michael Camacho. He was a Hispanic vocalist who sang a cappella. Ted Currier was the producer who formed the duo. Their one and only album, Lets Go All the Way, was released in 1985 by the Capitol records company. The title track made it to the Top 10 Chart in both the United States and in the U. K. Their follow up singles, Stay True and Donít Play With Fire were clean cut songs but did not sell well. The duoís hit songs were copied by The Boogie Boys, in 1985, with their rap song A Fly Girl. This was also released by Capitol Records. Their hit, Letís Go All the Way, was remade in 2000 by the Insane Clown duo. It became a hit for the Detroit , Michigan area. The Playstation 2 video game, Sly Cooper, is said to maybe have been inspired Gary Cooper, who was also known as Sly Cooper while he was in the band called Sly Fox.
The group was originally called Alcatraz in 1979 and consisted of Mick and Dave as they learned to play the guitar together. The band reunited in 2003 after 20 years of separation. They got together to celebrate the coming of age of the lead guitar player, Mick. That meant that Mick hwas turning 40 years old. They claim it was a great party and they collected together enough money to buy a pa system so they could start over. The band they have today consists of originals Mick and Dave, along with Broc and Jon. They are playing Blues and Bar rock songs. They have a desire to create their own style of R&B, as so many of them do, and it shows in their new material that all members are creating.
Mick Walsh plays lead guitar and back up vocals, Dave Bridge plays rhythm guitar and lead vocals, Broc Manhood plays bass guitar, and Jon Lowe is the audio impact technician. Their music is considered to be more pop funk and is mainly commercial, but decent. Their album, I Still remember, is now out of print and very hard to find. It is a compilation of songs that are 50's style pop, 1980's style pop, Latin , and more. Though the album is rare, one suggestion was that it was not recommended that you pay more than $5 to $10 for it if you find one unless you are a big fan of Mudbone Cooper.
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