Reviews of KC And The Sunshine Band, The Sound Of Sunshine, Part 3 and Who Do Ya Love all by KC And The Sunshine Band.
KC And The Sunshine Band
Wow. How to describe KC And The Sunshine Band’s best album? The word Fun springs instantly to mind. Close on it’s heals are Party Music, Pure Grooves, and Simplicity.
KC And The Sunshine Band’s music was never about making subliminal political statements or deep though, they just wanted to get down and groove and on this self titled album they best fulfill that goal. From the moment that funky beat starts working on “Let It Go” you know this album intends to keep it simple.
Like Iggy And The Stooges did with rock, this band doesn’t try to overcomplicate things and lays down 9 superb tracks of R&B, Funk and Pop. With KC throwing in plenty of Uh-Huh’s, and Yeah Yeah’s this album somehow manages to skirt around sounding either cheesy or dated. More solid and consistent than any Bee Gee’s album, KC And The Sunshine Band is The Disco Album and a sure cure for any rainy day blues.
The Sound Of Sunshine
Although this album is accredited to KC And The Sunshine band, KC does not sing at all on The Sound Of Sunshine. He did however, arrange and produce the material along with his partner Richard Finch. And even without his voice you'd still probably figure out who it was due to their rather unique disco/funk/r&b/soul fusion that made them so popular. The album features an instrumental version of "Sound Your Funky Horn" called "Funky '75" along with the great instrumental R&B track "Shotgun Shuffle". However, while are arranges on this disc are all enjoyable it's just not the same without KC's voice and the energy that he brings along. The Sound Of Sunshine isn't essential for any KC collector, but for avid enthusiastic or disco-buffs it may be worth picking up.