Kool & The Gang

By Lee Hildebrand

 

            Kool & the Gang created a style of upbeat, mostly instrumental funk fueled by a punchy, jazz-imbued horn section that filled dance floors during the 1970s. The horns were arranged by tenor saxophonist    and musical director Khalis Bayyan (formerly known as Roland Bell) and steered by the buoyant electric bass of Bayyan’s brother, Robert “Kool” Bell. Their funk sound, however, was a precursor to a lighter pop approach that featured the silky tenor voice of James... Read More

Genre:
Soul, Cont/Urban, Disco, Funk
City Of Origin:
Jersey City, ,New Jersey United States
Formed Date:
1964
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