GC Cameron is best known as the voice for legendary Motown groups The Spinners and The Temptations. A veteran of fifty years in the music business, Cameron is still going strong today. In 2012, he joined the reggae group Dub Nation and performed at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival dazzling audiences with his hits “It’s a Shame” and “I Wish It Would Rain.”
The pairing of Cameron and California Reggae group Dub Nation has produced an interesting sound of Motown and Roots Reggae. Their three releases together “Tuffer than Tuffist” , “Heart of a Warrior” and “Rising Force for Change” have all the elements of the past mixed with sounds of today. A new album collection of some of his greatest works throughout the years, “Out of the Shadows” which is a 50th Anniversary anthology of songs from The Spinners, The Temptations and some of his solo endeavors will be released in 2019.
Originally from a small township in Mississippi, in 1955 his family moved to Detroit, Michigan the birthplace of Motown. After a Stint with the Marines, which included service in Vietnam, Cameron was chosen by The Spinners to become a new lead voice in the group. In 1969, Motown producers like Stevie Wonder started writing and producing for them. On June 6th, 1970 “It’s a Shame” was released and it rose on the pop charts, becoming The Spinners biggest hit to date and Motown’s first International blockbuster.
As Cameron moved out west to Los Angeles with Motown, he released the song “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” in 1975 which also served as the theme song on the soundtrack to the movie “Cooley High.” After countless solo albums and several years of battling the entertainment industry, he returned to the church in Mississippi as a preacher and a radio/TV host of gospel programming.
In 2000 GC Cameron would reunite with The Spinners, but after 2 years he left the group to become the lead vocalist for Temptations. Growing up with Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin, GC would carry on the tradition of soulful vocals in memory of his dear friends.