KOOL & THE GANG
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Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in the mid sixties. 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 which contained the US top ten singles "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging".
They entered a period of decline before they reached a commercial peak 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 include "Ladies' Night", "Celebrate!", and "Emergency", 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". "
Kool & the Gang have won numerous awards, including one Pioneer Award, two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, and, in 2006, a Music Business Association Chairman's Award for artistic achievement. In 2018, the Bells, Brown, and Taylor were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Their discography includes 23 studio albums and almost 70 singles.
They have sold 7.5 million and 4.5 million RIAA-certified albums and singles.
Kool and the Gang continue to perform worldwide. They hold the record of longevity among the R&B groups in activity since some 54 years.
Kool and the Gang is one of the most famous worlwide jazz-funk and funk groups known for their exceptional stage performances. Faithful to their reputation and authenticity, they continuously present
sold out concerts all over the world.