Hollywood Swinging - Kool & The Gang (1973)





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"Hollywood Swinging" was a song by R&B/funk band Kool & The Gang from their 1973 album "Wild And Peaceful". The song became their first number one R&B single, reaching that position in June of 1974. It proved to also be a successful crossover hit, peaking at number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song has been sampled by several rap artists, including DJ Kool, Mase, Too $hort, Mack 10, and many others. "Wild And Peaceful" was the sixth album released by Kool & The Gang. The album was released in 1973, and was highly successful in the R&B charts, while also topping the Billboard charts. Kool & The Gang are an American jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco group, originally formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964. They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of R&B and funk, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble. The group's main members over the years included brothers Robert 'Kool' Bell on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone, lead vocalist James 'J.T.' Taylor, George Brown on drums, Robert Mickens on trumpet, Dennis Thomas on alto saxophone, Claydes Charles Smith on guitar, and Rick Westfield on keyboards. They have sold over 90 million albums worldwide. This channel is dedicated to all the great 'old school' R&B music I grew up with, the stuff that originally made me tap my feet and want to be a DJ. Funk, soul, disco, R&B, dance, hip-hop, pop . . . 60s, 70s, 80s . . . whatever you call it, it's all 'Old School' and it's all here!

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