Kool & The Gang
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1964
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Kool & The Gang

Kool & The Gang Biography (Wikipedia)

Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous changes in personnel and have explored many musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, soul, funk, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name following several changes, the group signed to De-Lite Records and released their debut album, Kool and the Gang (1970).

After three albums, the band had commercial success with Wild and Peaceful (1973) which contained the US top ten singles "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging". They entered a period of decline before they reached a commercial peak between 1979 and 1986 following their partnership with Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato and the addition of singer James "J.T." Taylor to the line-up. Their most successful albums of this period include Ladies' Night (1979), Celebrate! (1980), and Emergency (1984), their highest selling album with two million copies sold in the US, and the hit singles "Ladies' Night", the US number one "Celebration", "Get Down on It", "Joanna", and "Cherish". The band continue to perform worldwide, including as support for Van Halen in 2012 and their fiftieth anniversary tour in 2014.

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Jungle Boogie
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Straight Ahead
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Straight Ahead
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Celebration
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Celebration
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Joanna
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Joanna
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Get Down On It
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Get Down On It
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Fresh
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Fresh
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Cherish
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Cherish
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Ladies' Night
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Ladies' Night
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Summer Madness
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Summer Madness
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Ooh La, La, La (Let's Go Dancin')
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Ooh La, La, La (Let's Go Dancin')
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STEPPIN’ OUT
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STEPPIN’ OUT
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