Founded by Harry Wayne Casey, KC & The Sunshine Band was originally formed in 1973. They have been featured at every major sporting event in the world including the Super Bowl, World Series, Conference Championships, The NBA, Collegiate Bowl Games National Championship Games, the NASCAR racing circuit and championships, The World Cup, The Indianapolis 500, The Kentucky Derby. They have also been featured at every Holiday Parade including Macys Thanksgiving Day parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade.
They have been featured on more than 200 motion picture film soundtracks and has also been called the “Founder of the Dance Revolution.”
Their first record, Blow Your Whistle, made the top 15 on the R&B chart. Their second album, KC & The Sunshine Band, was released in 1975, went triple platinum and contained the #1 hits “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes,” and “Rock Your Baby.” Also in 1975 he won the American Music Award for Best R&B Artist.
KC & The Sunshine Band became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964. Three of those singles crossed over to become #1 R&B, as well. KC’s third album, Part 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1 singles “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Shake Your Booty,” and Keep It Comin’ Love.” The band’s string of hit singles continued with “Boogie Shoes,” which was included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. He also received Grammy Awards for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
KC & The Sunshine Band is back with their cover of , “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” This is a more stripped down, slower version of the Jackie DeShannon classic. His voice is very prominent in this release. Pair that with the piano and the background vocals, you have chills for days. This is a wonderful release by an iconic group. I think this is a release that we really need right now. Everyone needs to put a little love in their hearts.
If you are a lifelong fan of KC & The Sunshine Band, or just looking for an uplifting song to inspire you, take a listen below!
Jerrett Franklin is a singer/songwriter from Loretto, TN. After growing up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.