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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 . . .
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.Read more ›
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!
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?Read more ›
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Very nice compilation of KC's hits. When certain songs came on, my wife smiled one of her pure-as-gold smiles.Published 14 days ago by Mojave Mike
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