My husband’s favourite album in four months! BOOGIE SHOES! This album is close to the top of our TOP 30 albums of 2012 for SURE! KC and the Sunshine Band ~ dance your face off and keep re-dropping that needle. Both sides are golden disco magic HITS. One after another we were cranking it up louder and doing a little dance, making a little love. Get down tonight.
From 1975 ~ here they are live GET DOWN TONIGHT ! It’s like watching an aerobic workout ~that’s hard to take your eyes off of.
KC and the Sunshine Band is an American musical group. Founded in 1973 in Miami, Florida, 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“, “I’m Your Boogie Man“, “Keep It Comin’ Love“, “Get Down Tonight“, “Give It Up“, and “Please Don’t Go“. They took their name from lead vocalist Harry Wayne Casey‘s last name (“KC”) and the “Sunshine Band” from KC’s home state of Florida (‘The Sunshine State’).
With the release of the self titled triple platinum second album KC and the Sunshine Band in 1975 came the group’s first major U.S. hit with “Get Down Tonight“. It topped the R&B chart in April and the Billboard Hot 100 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 two number one singles: “I’m Your Boogie Man“, “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty” and “Keep It Comin’ Love” peaked at number two. Their success lasted until the fifth album; 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 explosion of new wave music and the declining popularity of disco, the group explored other styles and changed labels, joining Epic Records in 1980 after TK Records went bankrupt.
I suspect they are lip syncing and not playing their instruments but here’s a GREAT song!
A revival in the interest of disco music in 1991 brought Casey out of retirement. He reformed the group with entirely new members except for the percussionist and began touring once again. Some of the original members of the band are now deceased. The new band has released a large number of compilation albums throughRhino Records, along with some newly recorded material. The album Oh Yeah! was released in 1993 after a ten-year gap between new albums (excluding compilations).
On July 28, 2000, Jerome Smith (rhythm guitar) died accidentally while working as a bulldozer operator.
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. More recently, the group had an appearance in the 2003 remake of the movie The In-Laws.