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Thread started 03/04/18 2:58pm

mrwiggles

Are y'all feeling KC & The Sunshine Band?

Just thought I'd put it out there since they appear to be on tour. More to this band than meets the ear with a long back history coming out of south Florida. In fact that whole Miami scene needs to be expounded upon.
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Reply #1 posted 03/04/18 3:36pm

SoulAlive

I got all of their 70s albums.Favorite songs: "Boogie Shoes","Keep It Comin' Love","Sound Your Funky Horn" and "That's The Way I Like It" headbang

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Reply #2 posted 03/04/18 4:30pm

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Loved 'em in the 70s... My friends and I liked to make up "dance routines" while playing their 45s... lol

There's no them...there's only us...
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Reply #3 posted 03/05/18 9:27am

RJOrion

they had a few funky catchy joints....but they all sounded too similar...band had a nice little rhythm section...KC was an awful singer though.
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Reply #4 posted 03/05/18 11:36am

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RJOrion said:

they had a few funky catchy joints....but they all sounded too similar...band had a nice little rhythm section...KC was an awful singer though.

That was the main thing that attracted me to their music. Tight rhythm section and great production/arrangments. I wouldn't be surprised to see a documentary in the future talking about the musicians who contributed behind the scene (if there isn't one already).

Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...
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Reply #5 posted 03/05/18 2:16pm

mrwiggles

Hamad said:



RJOrion said:


they had a few funky catchy joints....but they all sounded too similar...band had a nice little rhythm section...KC was an awful singer though.


That was the main thing that attracted me to their music. Tight rhythm section and great production/arrangments. I wouldn't be surprised to see a documentary in the future talking about the musicians who contributed behind the scene (if there isn't one already).



There was something on the other day that chronicled the early scene down there. I forget the channel and the name of it but I was flipping channels and came upon this compelling saga. It featured songwriter Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid aka Blowfly. Also Betty Wright. The whole TK Records connection. There was tons of R&B brewing up down there in the 60's.
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Reply #6 posted 03/05/18 6:10pm

woogiebear

Florida FUNK!!! Disco tinged, though. Nowadays, KC looks like a effin' Aerobics instructor w/Back-up Dancers!!!

eek eek

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Reply #7 posted 03/05/18 7:19pm

Hamad

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woogiebear said:

Florida FUNK!!! Disco tinged, though. Nowadays, KC looks like a effin' Aerobics instructor w/Back-up Dancers!!!

eek eek

They still perform?

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Reply #8 posted 03/05/18 8:15pm

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mrwiggles said:

Hamad said:

That was the main thing that attracted me to their music. Tight rhythm section and great production/arrangments. I wouldn't be surprised to see a documentary in the future talking about the musicians who contributed behind the scene (if there isn't one already).

There was something on the other day that chronicled the early scene down there. I forget the channel and the name of it but I was flipping channels and came upon this compelling saga. It featured songwriter Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid aka Blowfly. Also Betty Wright. The whole TK Records connection. There was tons of R&B brewing up down there in the 60's.

Did the documentary mention Willie Hale aka Little Beaver as well as Gwen and George McCrae?

They were all associated with TK records recording under the subsidiary Cat label. My mom used to

have 45's by all 3 artists.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #9 posted 03/05/18 8:44pm

mrwiggles

phunkdaddy said:



mrwiggles said:


Hamad said:



That was the main thing that attracted me to their music. Tight rhythm section and great production/arrangments. I wouldn't be surprised to see a documentary in the future talking about the musicians who contributed behind the scene (if there isn't one already).



There was something on the other day that chronicled the early scene down there. I forget the channel and the name of it but I was flipping channels and came upon this compelling saga. It featured songwriter Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid aka Blowfly. Also Betty Wright. The whole TK Records connection. There was tons of R&B brewing up down there in the 60's.


Did the documentary mention Willie Hale aka Little Beaver as well as Gwen and George McCrae?


They were all associated with TK records recording under the subsidiary Cat label. My mom used to


have 45's by all 3 artists.




Yes it had all of them in it. I wish I could remember the name of it. It mentioned another very shy female vocalist who was basically their golden girl then Betty Wright came in and just took over.
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Reply #10 posted 03/05/18 9:35pm

lool

Hamad said:



woogiebear said:


Florida FUNK!!! Disco tinged, though. Nowadays, KC looks like a effin' Aerobics instructor w/Back-up Dancers!!!


eek eek




They still perform?





Bless his aerobicising heart.
touched
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Reply #11 posted 03/05/18 11:30pm

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Man yall ain't right talking bout KC looks like an aerobics instructor. lol

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #12 posted 03/06/18 2:51am

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I don't think they ever stopped performing...I'm glad they are able to get Gigs and do what they are passionate about...A Man going through life and never Following his Passion has a restless Spirit...

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Reply #13 posted 03/06/18 9:30pm

woogiebear

lool said:

Hamad said:

They still perform?

Bless his aerobicising heart. touched

"I'm a Pony! I'm a Pony! I'm a Pony!"

cool

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Reply #14 posted 03/07/18 4:54pm

babynoz

KC And The Sunshine Band=excellent musicianship from a band that is still tight AF. I saw them last year and had a blast.

I sometimes talk to the drummer, David, whose brother I used to date. They are wrapping up some overseas tour dates and still going strong.

I guaranteee you'll be dancing all night at their show. cool


Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #15 posted 03/07/18 6:43pm

namepeace

The first single I ever bought was from this band.

Love them, an essential 70's act.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #16 posted 03/07/18 7:57pm

whitechocolate
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I'm laughing at whoever said "K.C. had an awful voice!" LOL! He really DID/DOES! Yeah...a lot of their stuff WAS/IS tight, but sounded/sounds very similar. I, on the other hand, kinda dug their first two 80's albums on Epic/CBS: "The Painter" and "All In A Night's Work." From "The Painter," even though it bombed, "Love Me," the first single, was sung in a total falsetto, which would have inclined one 2 believe that it wasn't even K.C. and the Sunshine Band! Tight little joint that I still spin here 'n there. smile

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #17 posted 03/08/18 3:39am

Adorecream

I just love their upbeat dance music.

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Boogie shoes

I'm your boogie man

Shake, shake, your booty

Thats the way I like it.

Give it up

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Classic 70s and one early 80s dance jams.

Got some kind of love for you, and I don't even know your name
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Reply #18 posted 03/08/18 6:00am

Identity



Y'all gonna dance, ought to get out on the floor to this one.

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Reply #19 posted 03/08/18 10:02am

2freaky4church
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I got my boogie shoes.

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #20 posted 03/12/18 2:00pm

SoulAlive

yeah,the album cover looks absurd now (lol),but their 1979 album Do You Wanna Go Party is one of my favorites.The big hit here was "Please Don't Go".

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Reply #21 posted 03/12/18 2:05pm

Hamad

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^^^^

"Boogie Nights" lol I freakin' love that album cover btw love but I agree that album was a solid production.

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Reply #22 posted 03/18/18 7:08pm

whitechocolate
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Weird...this is their only album that hasn't been properly remastered/reissued except by Collectibles and I don't believe the sound is very good. There are also no bonus tracks 2 my knowledge. sad

SoulAlive said:

yeah,the album cover looks absurd now (lol),but their 1979 album Do You Wanna Go Party is one of my favorites.The big hit here was "Please Don't Go".

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Reply #23 posted 03/18/18 7:18pm

mjscarousel

Yes, one of the FUNKIEST bands of all time! I love them! I think they are very underrated. You are not human if you don't get up and dance to any of their songs! I love their classic dance and upbeat songs, Thats the Way I Like It, Boogie Shoes, Boogie Man, Get Down Tonight, etc. Its nice they are still out there performing and doing what they love.

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Reply #24 posted 03/24/18 6:56pm

SoulAlive

whitechocolatebrotha said:

Weird...this is their only album that hasn't been properly remastered/reissued except by Collectibles and I don't believe the sound is very good. There are also no bonus tracks 2 my knowledge. sad

SoulAlive said:

yeah,the album cover looks absurd now (lol),but their 1979 album Do You Wanna Go Party is one of my favorites.The big hit here was "Please Don't Go".

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One interesting thing about this album: The title track,as it appears on the album,is a mostly intrumental jam with chants and "party noise".However,the single version is a complete song,with verses and chorus.I'm cool with both versions so it's not a problem at all wink but I'd love a remaster that contains both versions.

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