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The Miami-based KC and the Sunshine Band scored again and again in the '70s with their spirited, ultracatchy pop-disco. As this two-disc set makes clear, hits such as "Get Down Tonight," "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty," and "Keep It Comin' Love" remain utterly delightful. 25th Anniversary Collection also places emphasis on lesser-known prestardom singles such as "Queen of Clubs" and "I'm a Pushover." Its only real flaw is in a certain too-completeness that leads to the inclusion of three versions of the ballad "Please Don't Go" and a couple of weak Motown covers (KC's own Detroit pastiche, "Who Do Ya Love," is much more successful). Still, it's hard to imagine a more definitive look at these party kings. --Rickey Wright

Disc: 1
1. Get Down Tonight (Original Single Version)
2. That's The Way (I Like It) (Original Single Version)
3. Blow Your Whistle
4. Sound Your Funky Horn
5. Queen Of Clubs
6. I'm A Pushover
7. Shotgun Shuffle
8. I'm So Crazy ('Bout You)
9. Rock Your Baby (Single Mix)
10. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
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Disc: 2
1. Keep It Comin' Love
2. It's The Same Old Song
3. Do You Feel Alright (Singel Edit)
4. Who Do Ya Love
5. Do You Wanna Go Party (Full-Length Album Version)
6. Please Don't Go
7. I Betcha Didn't Know That
8. Yes, I'm Ready
9. Let's Go Rock And Roll
10. All I Want
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 20, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B00000JFV5
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,561 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By T. C Lane on August 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
In his negative review of "The Disco Box", LA Times' aging rock critic, Robert Hilburn, dismissed "Get Down Tonight" and the Disco era as if it were nothing special. Of course, the problem with rock critics like Hilburn was that they were afraid to admit they liked a lot of disco music. Most rock critics are always shy about recognizing a guilty pleasure when they see it. And sadly, with the music sounding as good as it did back in the late 70's, they still can't admit they are wrong. KC & The Sunshine Band didn't start out as critic favorites. Only when they faded from the charts did critic's take notice. And they weren't a guilty pleasure, either. They were a great band who wrote great hits. This 2 CD set only suffers from a poor finish. The amazon reviewer is right when he says that 3 versions of "Please Don't Go" are too much. Sometimes, completeness gets the best of Rhino. But by adding "Who Do Ya Love" and "Rock Your Baby" this makes a strong addition to KC's catalog. If you own Rhino's single disc "Best Of" you might not need this. But the rest of KC's fans will eat it all up. Here's hoping Rhino sends a copy to Disco-critic haters like Hilburn. He'll love it.
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KC and the Sunshine Band 25th Anniversary Collection has a lot of great music by KC and The Sunshine Band that I really love to hear! The sound quality is great and the artwork is very nicely done, too. This is a great two CD set for diehard fans; and it's also very good for the more casual fan who wants a "greatest hits" package without buying too many CDs by this group.

The first CD starts off with the original single version of "Get Down Tonight;" their disco style really also rocks hard and I love every minute of it! The musical special effects work perfectly and they sing this tune out loud! Great! "That's The Way (I Like It)" follows; KC and the Sunshine Band sing and play this to perfection--and beyond! The tune has a great disco beat with that throbbing bass and they sing this well. Now THIS is music that makes me wanna dance!

"Sound Your Funky Horn" has a great beat--and yes, it IS a funky beat! IT smacks of that `70s flavor I still like so much. "I'm So Crazy ('Bout You)" picks up the tempo somewhat and this works very well for this dance number. "I'm So Crazy ('Bout You)" is prime KC and the Sunshine Band and I like "I'm So Crazy ('Bout You)" very much. "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" is probably one of the strongest numbers on the first CD; this tune was a huge hit for this group and the beat is catchy and great for dancing even today all these years later! Great!

"I'm Your Boogie Man" rolls and rocks through its disco flavored melody; this made so many people take to the dance floors in the golden era of disco--and it still has a great sound today. If you like disco, "I'm Your Boogie Man" is a perfect song for you to dance to.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Barry Ritholtz on April 27, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Unless you are a hardcore KC fan, skip this 2 CD set, and instead get "The Best of KC & the Sunshine Band [Rhino 1990]"
If you want some kitschy fun, that disc has it in spades. This double CD has lots of retro fun, also -- in fact, too much.
The double set has too many unremarkable songs, and lots of filler. Three (count 'em -- 3) versions of "Please don't go," including one in Spanish ("Por Favor no te Vayas"); An instrumental version of "Rock Your Baby," (wherein the Sunshine Band erroneously mistakes themselves for Duke Ellingtons orchestra), and covers of great motown hits like "Same Old Song" and "Dancin' in the Street."
All told, the single disc has all of the great KC tunes you remember from the radio of your youth (or every Bar Mitzvah and /or wedding you've ever been to) without all the useless filler.
You can listen straight thru without having to skip skip skip, skip skip skip, to the bootie . . .
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Porch Sitter on June 1, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Being a native of so florida, I have great pride in saying this is a excellent two CD set, and is more than resonably priced, its downright CHEAP.
These CD's tell much of the story of this band, of course including their big hits like "Get Down Tonight", "Thats The Way I Like It", "I'm Your Boogie Man", "Shake Your Booty", "Please Don't Go" and many others. The great thing about the CD's is thatbthey sample great recordings that are pure funk that didn't chart, such as "Give It Up", "Do You Wanna Go Party", "Sound Your Funky Horn'" and many others.
His duet with Teri Desario "Yes Im Ready" is also included.
This is great funky music People do not realize he hit the charts BEFORE disco hit, bringing top forty power funk to the radio with the Ohio Players and Earth Wind and Fire, (Remember the year when 'Fire', 'Shining Star', and 'Get Down Tonight' hit the charts?
Great party record!!! Perfect for the summer mix!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Anthony G Pizza VINE VOICE on July 18, 2004
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This 25th anniversary two-disc set of KC & The Sunshine Band's best is bookended by two versions of their signature song, "Get Down Tonight."
Disc one starts with the original 1975 single, one of disco's (and, by extension, the 1970s) most explosive, assertive musical moments. Bandleader/leadsinger Harry "KC" Casey jumps from a sparking guitar solo and pounding drums to ask the world if its ready for a brand newer beat. "Get Down Tonight!" is exhortation as well as invitation, completing in disco the mix of the gospel and blues Ray Charles spent his early career forging. Rock theatrics, JBs groove, Spectorian production and Miami salsa joined then to form disco's hedonistic music and message.
In the extended mix closing Disc 2, legendary DJ Tom Moulton dismantles, reassembles and stretches pieces of the original hit across its incessant bass/drum beat. You hear sparse piano jazz, guitars conversing in Morse code, horns leading a charge then pulling back in rhythm. Moulton rethinks a classic pop single, providing a composing lesson to dance to.
In between those versions Rhino tells KC & The Sunshine Band's story through its remarkable string of 1975-78 hits: propulsive grooves like "I'm Your Boogie Man," "Keep It Coming Love," and the "That's The Way (I Like It)" turn horn riffs and female chants into sexy, trashy,and gritty songs in disco's heydey. Even their lone ballad hit, "Please Don't Go" (the first #1 of the 80s) packs big band production punch and a near carnival riff repeated throughout the song.
In the margins you hear the Sunshine Band's showcase sharp Kool & The Gang-style disco-funk ("Shotgun Shuffle," and their version of George McCrae's hit, "Rock Your Baby.") You also hear should-have-been-hits like "Who Do You Love?
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