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Encyclopedia > KC and the Sunshine Band
KC and the Sunshine Band
Origin Miami, U.S.
Genre(s) Disco
Funk
Pop
Years active 1973–1983, 1993–present
Label(s) Rhino, Epic Records, Mecca Records, TK Records
Website KCS Online
Members
Harry "KC" Wayne Casey (lead vocals)
Maria De Crescenzo (back up vocals)
Charlotte Mc Kinnon (back up vocals)
Fermin Goytisolo (Percussion)
Rusty Hamilton III (Keyboard)
Jody Hill (Drums)
Zeljko "Nick" Marinovic (Keyboard)
Jeffery Reeves (Lead guitar)
Steve Lashley (Bass)
John Reid (Trumpet)
Kenny Hamilton (Saxophone)
Rick Benadetto (Trumpet)
Tim Pitchford (Trombone)
Kenetha Morris (Dancer)
Giggi Thesman (Dancer)
Former members
Richard Finch (bass, drums)
Robert Johnson (Drums)
Jerome Smith (guitar)
Mike Lewis (tenor sax)
Vinnie Tanno (Trumpet)
Ken Faulk (trumpet)
Whit Sidener (Baritone Sax)
Margret Reynolds (backing vocals)
Beverly Champion (backing vocals)
Jeanette Williams (backing vocals)
Denvil Liptrot (saxophone)
Charles Williams (trombone)
Ronnie Smith (trumpet)
James Weaver (trumpet))
Paul Lewis (Saxophone)
Eugene Timmons (Saxophone)
James Taylor (Saxophone)

KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973, their style has included funk, R&B, and disco. Their most well known songs include the disco hits "That's the Way (I Like It)", "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty", "Boogie Shoes", "I'm Your Boogie Man", "Give It Up", "Get Down Tonight" and "Please Don't Go". This article is about the city in Florida. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the music genre. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... TK Records was one of the record labels started by Henry Stone. ... Harry Wayne Casey Harry Wayne Casey (KC) (born January 31, 1951 as Harold Wayne Casey) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... R&B redirects here. ... This article is about the music genre. ... Thats The Way (I Like It) was a song recorded & released in 1975 by KC and the Sunshine Band for their epnoymous second album. ... (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty was a song recorded & released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3. ... Boogie Shoes was a widely popular song released in 1975 on the self titled album KC and the Sunshine Band by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Im Your Boogie Man is a popular song by KC and the Sunshine Band from their 1976 album Part 3. In 1977 the song reached number 1 position in both Billboard Hot 100 and the United World Chart. ... Give It Up was a UK number one single for three weeks in August 1983 for KC & The Sunshine Band. ... Get Down Tonight is a song released in 1975 on the eponymous album by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Please Dont Go was a song recorded and released in 1979 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album Do You Wanna Go Party. ...

Contents

1970s

The group was formed by Richard Finch and Harry Wayne Casey ("KC"), a record store employee and part-timer at TK Records in Miami. Following demo work, Casey and Finch were encouraged to create their own group. The initial members were just Casey and Finch (his main partner in songwriting), but Finch soon added guitarist Jerome Smith (June 18, 1953 - July 28, 2000)[1], and drummer Robert Johnson, both TK studio musicians. Harry Wayne Casey Harry Wayne Casey (KC) (born January 31, 1951 as Harold Wayne Casey) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. ... TK Records was one of the record labels started by Henry Stone. ... This article is about the city in Florida. ... A songwriter is someone who writes either the lyrics or the music for songs. ...


The first few songs, "Blow Your Whistle" (September 1973) and "Sound Your Funky Horn" (February 1974), were released as singles, and had limited impact. However, a side project writing and producing music for George McCrae took Finch and Casey's "Rock Your Baby", featuring Smith on guitar, and made it a hit in mid-1974, selling 11 million copies worldwide. The band's "Queen of Clubs", which featured uncredited vocals by George McCrae, was a hit in England, peaking at #7, and they went on tour to England in 1975 off that success. This article needs to be wikified. ... Rock Your Baby was a popular song by George McCrae. ... In popular music, a chart-topper is an extremely popular recording, identified by its inclusion in a ranked list—a chart—of top selling or otherwise judged most popular releases. ...


With the release of the self titled triple platinum second album KC and the Sunshine Band in 1975 came the group's first major US hit with "Get Down Tonight". It topped the R&B chart in April and the Billboard chart in August. "That's the Way (I Like It)" also became a number one hit in November 1975 and the group did well at the 1976 Grammy Awards. The 1976 album Part 3 yielded three top 5 singles: "I'm Your Boogie Man", "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" and "Keep It Comin' Love". Their success lasted until the fifth album and 1979—80; their last chart topping hit was "Please Don't Go" in December 1979, hitting #1 for one week in January 1980, and becoming the first #1 hit of the 1980s. With the declining popularity of disco, the group explored other styles and changed labels, joining Epic Records in 1980 after TK Records went bankrupt. “Golden record” redirects here. ... KC and the Sunshine Band was the second album of the hugely successful disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Get Down Tonight is a song released in 1975 on the eponymous album by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Thats The Way (I Like It) was a song recorded & released in 1975 by KC and the Sunshine Band for their epnoymous second album. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Part 3 was the fourth album released by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Im Your Boogie Man is a popular song by KC and the Sunshine Band from their 1976 album Part 3. In 1977 the song reached number 1 position in both Billboard Hot 100 and the United World Chart. ... (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty was a song recorded & released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3. ... Keep It Comin Love was a song recorded & released in 1976 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album, Part 3. ... Please Dont Go was a song recorded and released in 1979 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album Do You Wanna Go Party. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


1980s

In 1981, the partnership between Finch and Casey came to an acrimonious end. Two years after the release of the previous album, the group released two solo albums with new material, geared toward pop: The Painter and Space Cadet. These albums generated little success, but in 1982, a hit track called "Give It Up" on the album All in a Night's Work (recorded before Casey and Finch split partnership) brought a return to success in the UK, and appeared two years later on the United States Billboard Top 40. The song was also featured on the band's next album, 1983's KC Ten. Epic Records, however, refused to issue the song as a single due to its prior failure in the US. Because of this, a frustrated Casey formed Mecca Records, releasing the single himself on this label in a final attempt to garner the song some success in America. It worked, but the album still failed to surpass expectations. This led to the group falling into stasis around 1985 with Casey's retirement. In 1986, the group received a full endorsement offer from Kentucky Fried Chicken, as long as each member held a fried chicken leg during performances. The offer was not accepted, however, as several members were vegetarians. The Painter was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Space Cadet was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... All in a Nights Work was an album released in 1982 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Billboard can refer to: Billboard magazine Billboard (advertising) Billboard antenna In 3D computer graphics, to billboard is to rotate an object so that it faces the viewer. ... KC Ten was an album released in 1983 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KFC (full name Kentucky Fried Chicken) is a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. ...


1990s and beyond

A revival in the interest of disco music in 1991 brought Casey out of retirement. He reformed the group with entirely new members and began touring once again. Most of the original members of the band are now deceased. The new band has released a large number of compilation albums through Rhino Records, featured along with some newly recorded material. The album Oh Yeah! was released in 1993 after a ten year gap between new albums, excluding compilations. Oh Yeah! was an album released in 1993 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ...


On July 28, 2000, rhythm guitarist Jerome Smith was killed in a construction accident. is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


In 2001, the band made a brief comeback into the music scene after an eight-year lull with the release of a new album titled I'll Be There For You. The album was praised by critics, but it failed to generate any impact on the charts or in sales after the lead singer was found with marijana and was driving under the influence. More recently, the group had an appearance in the 2003 remake of the movie The In-Laws. Ill Be There For You was an album released in 2001 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music critic. ... // A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... This article is about motion pictures. ... The In-Laws is a 1979 comedy film starring Alan Arkin and Peter Falk. ...


Several KC/Finch songs have been included in the Dance Dance Revolution series of dance video games. That's the Way (I Like It) was included in the original Dance Dance Revolution, Shake Your Booty was in Dance Dance Revolution 4thMix and Get Down Tonight was in the American home version of DDRMAX2. This article is about the Dance Dance Revolution series. ... Dance Dance Revolution 4thMIX, or DDR 4th Mix, is the fourth game in the main Dance Dance Revolution series of music video games. ...


Additionally, many KC/Finch songs, most frequently "I Get Lifted," have been sampled for hip hop songs. Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ...


Discography

Album discography

Do It Good was the debut album by the funk and disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC and the Sunshine Band was the second album of the hugely successful disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... The Sound of Sunshine was an album released in 1975 by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Part 3 was the fourth album released by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Who Do Ya Love was an album released in 1978 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Do You Wanna Go Party was an album released in 1979 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Space Cadet was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... The Painter was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... All in a Nights Work was an album released in 1982 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC Ten was an album released in 1983 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Oh Yeah! was an album released in 1993 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Ill Be There For You was an album released in 2001 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ...

Single discography

Year Single U.S. UK Album
1973 "Blow Your Whistle" - - Do It Good
1974 "Queen of Clubs" 66 7
"Sound Your Funky Horn" - 17
"I'm a Pushover" - -
1975 "Get Down Tonight" 1 21 KC and the Sunshine Band
"That's the Way (I Like It)" 1 4
"Shotgun Shuffle" 88 - The Sound of Sunshine
"I'm So Crazy ('Bout You)" - 34 KC and the Sunshine Band
1976 "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" 1 22 Part 3
"Wrap Your Arms Around Me" 48 -
"I Like to Do It" 37 -
1977 "I'm Your Boogie Man" 1 41
"Keep It Comin' Love" 2 31
1978 "Black Water Gold" - - non-album single
"Boogie Shoes" 35 34 Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
"It's the Same Old Song" 35 47 Who Do Ya Love
"Do You Feel All Right?" 63 -
"Who Do Ya Love" 68 -
1979 "Do You Wanna Go Party" 50 - Do You Wanna Go Party
"Please Don't Go" 1 3
"Que Pasa?" - -
1980 "Yes, I'm Ready" (with Teri DeSario) 2 - Moonlight Madness
"Let's Go Rock and Roll" - - The Best of KC and the Sunshine Band
"Make Me a Star" - - Space Cadet
"Space Cadet" - -
1981 "Redlight" - -
"Love Me" - - The Painter
"Something's Happening" - -
1982 "You Said You'd Gimmie Some More" - - All in a Night's Work
"Don't Run (Come Back to Me)" - -
1983 "Give It Up" 18 1 All in a Night's Work / KC Ten
1984 "Are You Ready?" - - KC Ten
1990 "Game of Love" - - non-album single
1992 "Please Don't Go '92" - - Oh Yeah!
1993 "Megamix (The Official Bootleg)" - -
"Will You Love Me In the Morning?" - -
2001 "I'll Be There for You" - - I'll Be There for You

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... Do It Good was the debut album by the funk and disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Get Down Tonight is a song released in 1975 on the eponymous album by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC and the Sunshine Band was the second album of the hugely successful disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Thats The Way (I Like It) was a song recorded & released in 1975 by KC and the Sunshine Band for their epnoymous second album. ... The Sound of Sunshine was an album released in 1975 by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC and the Sunshine Band was the second album of the hugely successful disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty was a song recorded & released in 1976 by KC and the Sunshine Band for the album Part 3. ... Part 3 was the fourth album released by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Im Your Boogie Man is a popular song by KC and the Sunshine Band from their 1976 album Part 3. In 1977 the song reached number 1 position in both Billboard Hot 100 and the United World Chart. ... Keep It Comin Love was a song recorded & released in 1976 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album, Part 3. ... Boogie Shoes was a widely popular song released in 1975 on the self titled album KC and the Sunshine Band by the disco group KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track was the soundtrack album from the blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever starring John Travolta. ... Who Do Ya Love was an album released in 1978 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Do You Wanna Go Party was an album released in 1979 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Please Dont Go was a song recorded and released in 1979 on the KC and the Sunshine Band album Do You Wanna Go Party. ... Teri DeSario is a singer/songwriter from Miami, Florida. ... Space Cadet was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... The Painter was an album released in 1981 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... All in a Nights Work was an album released in 1982 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Give It Up was a UK number one single for three weeks in August 1983 for KC & The Sunshine Band. ... All in a Nights Work was an album released in 1982 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC Ten was an album released in 1983 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... KC Ten was an album released in 1983 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Oh Yeah! was an album released in 1993 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ... Ill Be There For You was an album released in 2001 by KC and the Sunshine Band. ...

Selected compilations

  • Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1980) (compilation) US #132, UK #10
  • Play That Funky Music (1983)
  • The Best of KC and the Sunshine Band (1990) (compilation)
  • Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (1990) (compilation)
  • KC and the Sunshine Band...and More (1994)
  • Part 3...and More (1995)
  • Get Down Live! (1995) (live)
  • Shake, Shake, Shake and Other Hits (1997)
  • I'm Your Boogie Man and Other Hits (1997)
  • Live: Get Down Tonight (1998) (live)
  • In A Mellow Mood (2005)

Play That Funky Music is a song recorded by Wild Cherry. ...

References

  1. ^ Obituary at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20000810/ai_n14321030

External links


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