KC and the Sunshine Band is an American disco and funk band which was founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida. Their best-known songs include the 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”, “Boogie Shoes”, “Please Don’t Go” and “Give It Up”. The band took its 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. The group had six top 10 singles, five number one singles and a number two single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
A revival of interest in disco music in 1991 brought Casey out of retirement. He reformed the band with some new members and two other original members, (the percussionist Fermin Goytisolo and vocalist Beverly Champion-Foster) and began touring once again. The new band has released a large number of compilation albums through Rhino 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, guitarist Jerome Smith 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.
On July 6, 2013, KC and the Sunshine Band were honored with a Golden Palm Star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars.
This week on the Sounds of The 70s we feature music from: Led Zeppelin, Van Morrison, KC & The Sunshine Band, Bad Company, Aerosmith, Henry Gross, Doobie Brothers, Thelma Houston, Grass Roots and more. . .
This week on the Sounds of The 70s, music from: Frankie Valli, Wet Willie, John Miles, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, David Dundas, Wayne Newton, Electric Light Orchestra, Jethro Tull, KC & The Sunshine Band, Jackson 5 and many more . . .
This week on ClubMax we feature tunes from Janet Jackson, Secret Ties, Black Blood, KC & The Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, New Order, Duran Duran, Karen Young, Shalamar, Mark Ronson, First Choice and more . . .
This evening on “Great Soul Performances” we go back to the “DISCO!” We are going to boogie like it’s the 1970s in our virtual “Studio 54,” where on the dance floor we’ll get it on to the music of “Disco” stars like: The Village People, Tavares, Donna Summer, the Bee Gees, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Trammps, Gloria Gaynor, the Joneses, Sister Sledge, Kool & the Gang and others. The “Disco Ball” will begin to spin at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT. Then it will be time for “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s,” where you’ll hear from: Kurtis Blow, the Spinners, U.S.A. For Africa, Teena Marie, Rick James, Grandmaster Flash, Billy Ocean, Bloodstone, Mtume, Stevie Wonder and more. The 80s music starts at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT and 6PM PT. It’s gonna be a wonderful night of music and dancing later this evening with “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. See Ya Later ‘Gator!
We’ve been having fabulous, unseasonably warm weather here on the east coast this week, so this evening on “Great Soul Performances,” I feel like dancing. Back to the Disco! We’ll be dancing to music from: Tavares, A Taste of Honey, Van McCoy, Vicki Sue Robinson, KC & the Sunshine Band, Thelma Houston, Frankie Smith, Diana Ross, Kool & the Gang and more. I want to see you in your best polyester and platform shoes at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. Then stick around because at 9PM ET, 8PM CT, 7PM MT & 6PM PT it’s “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” where we’ll boogie to songs from: Earth, Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, the Jones Girls, Rick James & Teena Marie, Eddie Murphy, Chaka Khan, the O’Jays, Al B. Sure!, Anita Baker and several others. I’ll be looking for your face, in the place this evening for “Great Soul Performances” and “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” on RadioMaxMusic.Com. DISCO!
On “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” this evening, we’ll be doing something different. “1980s Remakes.” I think you’ll be surprised to discover how many great songs were re-made (or covered if you’d prefer) in the 1980s. I’m talking about songs from the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s were re-tooled and got musical makeovers during the decade of the 1980s, and I’ve got them for you tonight. Artists bringing ’em back include: Chaka Khan, Manhattan Transfer, New Edition with Little Anthony Gourdine, Johnny Mathis, Rick James, the Pointer Sisters, Howard Hewett, Deniece Williams, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Blues Brothers, Joyce Sims with Jimmy Castor and others. I think you’re gonna love this. The fun starts at 7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT and 4PM PT. The 1980s was a very diverse musical decade indeed, and you’ll hear why when you join me for “1980s Remakes” on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s” at the “Home of the Greatest Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” RadioMaxMusic.Com.
Sorry I’m so late with this posting, but I’ve spent the entire day putting together what I hope will be a fitting tribute to a fantastic singer and human being, the late Tim Hauser. With that said, coming up in about 30 minutes on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I’ll indeed be saluting Tim Hauser & Manhattan Transfer. I think you’ll like it. We’ll touch on all the genres the group was proficient in like Jazz, Soul, Pop, R&B and Doo Wop. It’ll be fun. Also you’ll hear artists like: The Spinners, KC & the Sunshine Band, the Gap Band, Gerald Alston, Richard “Dimples” Fields, Anita Baker & the Winans and more. It’s all straight ahead at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” only on RadioMaxMusic.com.
Last December we saluted our “Blue-Eyed” soul brothers and sisters on “Great Soul Performances.” This evening we’ll do it again. You’ll hear the likes of: Tom Jones, Linda Ronstadt, Michael McDonald, the Average White Band, Dusty Springfield, Bobby Cauldwell, KC & the Sunshine Band, Joss Stone, Larry Chance & the Earls, the Blues Brothers; Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi, a new track from my youngest surrogate son Kid Kyle and two “live” concert segments with Kenny Vance & the Planotones featuring Phoebe Snow and one with my buddy Billy Vera & the Beaters.
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’). Source: Wikipedia
||That’s the Way (I Like It)
||Please Don’t Go
||(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
||Give It Up
||Keep It Comin’ Love
||Get Down Tonight
||Yes, I’m Ready (with Teri DeSario)
||I’m Your Boogie Man
||Queen of Clubs
||It’s the Same Old Song
||I Like to Do It
||Wrap Your Arms Around Me
||Do You Wanna Go Party
||Sound Your Funky Horn
||Rock Your Baby
||Black Water Gold
||Don’t Run (Come Back to Me) (with Teri DeSario)
||Do You Feel All Right
||Come to My Island
||I Betcha Didn’t Know That
||Blow Your Whistle
||Let’s Go Rock and Roll
||I Will Love You Tomorrow
||I’m So Crazy (‘Bout You)
||2 Live Party (with 2 Live Crew and Freak Nasty)
||Who Do Ya Love
||I’m a Pushover