Wednesday, December 17, 2014

KC and The Sunshine Band celebrate 1960s on new album

KC and The Sunshine Band dominated the 1970s, ruling the airwaves with a unique meeting of Caribbean, pop, R&B and latin styles that inspired infectious grooves and the distinctive Sunshine Sound, producing such #1 hits as “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes,” "Shake Your Booty,” and more.

Before he made the world dance to his music, Harry Wayne “KC” Casey was, like the rest of America, being shaped by the music, conflicts, innocence, sex, social and political movements and counterculture of the 1960s.

“The widespread social and political issues of the 1960s was, in part, the inspiration to do something that would make people forget about their problems and be happy,” said Casey. “People were looking for something that would divert their attention from the negative aspects of everyday life surrounding them.”

KC and The Sunshine Band pays tribute to the era on March 10 with Feeling You! The 60's. The album - the act's first studio effort since 2007 - is part one of the two-part Feeling You project, features covers of songs by sixties legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie DeShannon, Aaron Neville and many more (full track listing below).

“I’m excited for my fans to hear this album,” said Casey. “I really went outside of the box vocally and creatively. Feeling You! The 60's is autobiographical, showing how I feel about love, life and the world through the music of that era.”

Track Listing:

(There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me (4:12)
Oh How Happy (2:58)
Dreams (5:29)
Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu (2:51)
Words (3:03)
You Really Got A Hold On Me (3:12)
Both Sides Now (4:03)
Tell It Like It Is (3:08)
Blowin’ In The Wind (5:06) Feat. The Unity On The Bay Choir
You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling (4:22) Feat. Jason Scheff
You Really Got Me (2:32)
Sweet Soul Music (2:11)
I Hear A Symphony (4:44)
Stand By Me (5:31)
You Keep Me Hanging On (3:35)
Bring It On Home (3:50)
Put A Little Love In Your Heart (3:43)

Tour dates:

12.27.2014 Paragon Casino Resort / Marksville, LA
12.31.2014 The Venetian / Macao, China
01.22.2014 Community Arts Center / Williamsport, PA
01.23.2015 NYCB Theatre at Westbury / Westbury, NY
01.24.2015 Valley Forge Casino / King of Prussia, PA
02.25.2015 Soul Train Cruise / San Juan, PR
03.20.2015 Hard Rock Hotel and Casino / Hollywood, FL
08.08.2015 Tropicana / Atlantic City, NJ
08.29.2015 Monticello Grand Casino / Santiago, Chile
08.30.2015 Monticello Grand Casino / Santiago, Chile

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