Interviewing The Legends, September 24, 2019

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
Show Headline: 
Interviewing The Legends
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Guest, Robert Kool Bell

Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 50, the band has become true recording industry legends.

Thanks to iconic songs like CelebrationCherishJungle BoogieSummer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

 

For more information about Robert “Kool” Bell

and Kool & the Gang

visit…

https://www.koolandthegang.com/ …Official website

Studio albums

Kool and the Gang (1970)

Music Is the Message (1972)

Good Times (1972)

Wild and Peaceful (1973)

Light of Worlds (1974)

Spirit of the Boogie (1975)

Love & Understanding (1976)

Open Sesame (1976)

The Force (1977)

Everybody's Dancin' (1978)

Ladies' Night (1979)

Celebrate! (1980)

Something Special (1981)

As One (1982)

In the Heart (1983)

Emergency (1984)

Forever (1986)

Sweat (1989)

Unite (1992)

State of Affairs (1996)

Gangland (2001)

The Hits: Reloaded (2004)

Still Kool (2007)

Kool for the Holidays (2013)

Guest, Robert Kool Bell

Guest Name: 
Robert Kool Bell
Robert Kool Bell
Guest Occupation: 
Singer,Songwriter,Musician,Entrepreneur
Guest Biography: 

R O B E R T

"K O O L"

B E L L 

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-MUSICIAN 

With R&B/SOUL/FUNK/JAZZ/DISCO GROUP

K  O  O  L  

A  N  D

T  H  E

G  A  N  G

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Kool & the Gang, officially launched in 1969, after performing for five years under various band titles, has influenced the music of three generations and, at the age of 49, the band has become true recording industry legends.

Thanks to iconic songs like CelebrationCherishJungle BoogieSummer Madness and Open Sesame, they’ve earned two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums.

In 1979, Kool & the Gang unveiled a smooth new sound with Ladies Nigh and became their first platinum album. The #1 R&B title track reached #8 at Pop. It was followed by Too Hot (#3 R&B, #5 Pop). The 80’s would see them dominate the mainstream, starting with the double platinum-selling album Celebrate (driven by the international monster hit Celebration, which spent six weeks atop the R&B chart and became a #1 Pop single).

Celebration, which played as the American hostages returned from Iran, remains de rigueur at joyous occasions worldwide. The smashes Get Down On ItTake My HeartLet’s Go DancingJoannaTonightMisled, the #1 R&B, #2 Pop giant Cherish and the #1 R&B anthem Fresh (these last three from the multi- platinum LP Emergency) solidified the group’s international stardom.

In 2014, they were honored with a BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award and in October 2015, in the town they sing about in one of their earliest hits, “Hollywood Swinging,” Kool & the Gang was honored to take their place as American musical icons with a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2016, they released a single, "Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours),” which rose to #15 on the Billboard Adult R& B chart. The song signifies a modernization of Kool & the Gang’s unmistakable sound, down to the dance floor-tailored bass grooves and the perfectly timed horns. It was their first airplay chart hit in a decade.

Kool & the Gang’s 50th Anniversary is just around the corner. Here is how they have begun to celebrate the milestone:

Induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

In a touching tribute, a street they grew up on in Jersey City has been renamed in their honor: “Kool & the Gang Way.”

“Celebration” was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame

Kool’s bass is displayed at the new Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Artifacts from the band’s archive have recently gone on display, next to Count Basie, at the newly- opened Grammy Museum Experience in Newark, NJ.

Induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame.

Kool & the Gang continues to delight fans around the globe with their timeless hits and amazing live performances.

For more information about Robert “Kool” Bell

and Kool & the Gang

visit…

https://www.koolandthegang.com/

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Interviewing The Legends

Interviewing The Legends with Ray Shasho
Show Host: 
Ray Shasho

Interviewing The Legends is devoted to promoting authors and musicians worldwide. Ray spotlights exclusive interviews with both legendary and up and coming artists. Ray also features the movers and shakers of the music and publishing industries and suggests important methods for getting the most out of your public relations and marketing methods.

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