Captain Sky on Soul Train

Captain Sky, also known as mild-mannered Chicago bass player Daryl Cameron, stated on the back of his first album (Adventures of Captain Sky):

“Oh, by the way, if you’re wondering, Daryl Cameron somehow entered the phonebooth of his mind and emerged as Captain Sky. Tune in again”….


capn(this might be unrelated, but I personally think they missed the boat by not marketing a breakfast cereal for the kiddies.  But maybe that’s me thinking about Captain Crunch.)

Anyway, check this 1978 appearance on Soul Train of his funky hit cut, “Wonder Worm”.

NOTE: Soul Train started out in Chicago on WCIU (Channel 26) in 1971. Even after he took the Soul Train west to L.A., Don Cornelius kept Chicago artists represented.  In this episode alone we hear:

“Wonder Worm” by “Captain Sky” [ charted #33 R&B ]

“Get Down” by “Gene Chandler” [ #3 R&B / #22 Disco / #53 Pop ].

“September” by “Earth, Wind & Fire” [ #1 R&B / #8 Pop ]


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i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

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