G. C. Cameron is a widely known and highly regarded artist with a career that spans almost 40 years. He’s also known for having “six different voices.”
He started out at Motown with the Spinners and it was he who sang the original lead on “It’s A Shame.” (Phillipe Wynne joined the group once they had left Motown for Atlantic Records.)
Today’s title is from his self titled album, released in 1976 on the Motown label. The song was written by Freddie Perren and Christine Yarian for Cooley High, the 1975 movie. Boyz II Men covered it in 1991; their cover version made it to # 1 on the Hip Hop charts.
While I definitely like the Boyz II Men rendition, I do love G.C’s original. He’s simply at his best when he’s able to emote without pushing it.