Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|K.C. & Sunshine Band|
Who Do Ya Love
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop
KC?s 1979 album came at the tail end of the disco boom, so it didn?t achieve quite the commercial success of its predecessors (though Top 40 ain?t bad!), but it is still another infectious, brilliantly-arranged piece of wo... more »
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KC?s 1979 album came at the tail end of the disco boom, so it didn?t achieve quite the commercial success of its predecessors (though Top 40 ain?t bad!), but it is still another infectious, brilliantly-arranged piece of work. A Collectors? Choice Music exclusive!
Who Do Ya Love? What a question! KC of course!!!
Andre Heeger | Germany | 05/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First, KC never made "disco". Dance music, that's what this is. But even for a non-dancer like me this feels GREAT! I've never heard horn sections like the one KC used, or think of Richard Finch's bass, KC's keys: terrific. You either want to be there drumming with the band or move your ..... feet. You got no other choice. This music makes you feel happy all over.
I don't like Best Of's so I was So Happy when this one came out. An underrated album at the time. Sure, KC repeats the chorus until you humm it in your sleep, but still he always makes me feel happy. My favorite track: Sho Nuff' - a bit different from the usual KC up-tempo songs. But hey, what do you say to the "Boom" at the start? and then those horns? OOOOoooh they hit you right on the spot. Come To My Island is soooo nice, the laid back guitar, dreaming of the sunshine, a nice girl by your side, what more can you want? But what am I telling you here, words can't express the feeling triggering your butt - or like with me, the non-dancer, the smiles. KC will forever make you happy. And while you're at it, also check out "Do It Good", "KC and the Sunshine Band", "Part 3", Jimmy "Bo" Horne, George McCrae."
A Tropical Holiday with KC
R. Banfield | Downers Grove, IL | 04/27/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"KC and the Sunshine Band has been unfairly stereotyped as a "disco" band, but their music was actually a fusion of American R&B with Caribbean music. The guitarist was of Bahamian descent, the percussionist was born in Cuba, and the rest of the band grew up in Miami, where they heard island rhythms all the time.
Don't let the drab, spacey cover fool you: "Who Do Ya Love" is the Sunshine Band's most tropically-influenced and least dance-oriented album, and one of my favorites. The styles represented here include calypso ("Come To My Island" and "I Will Love You Tomorrow"), Motown (a cover of the Four Tops' "It's the Same Old Song") and, believe it or not, reggae ("How About a Little Love."). The opener, "Do You Feel Allright," is propelled by the congas, an awesome circular rhythm guitar riff, and some multi-tracked syllabic singing at the end. And "So Glad" features a rare electric piano solo by KC!
I am thrilled to see this unjustly forgotten album from 1978 on CD. If you can't make it to the islands this year, put on this CD and pretend you're there."