Monday, October 26, 2015

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KC and the Sunshine Band : That's The Way ( I Like It)

   In the week ending October 25, 1975 KC and the Sunshine Band's "That's the Way ( I Like It)" debuted on the Hot 100 at  #50. Within five weeks the infectious tune would supplant Elton John's "Island Girl" to take the top spot for two straight weeks in late November. 

  It wasn't just that teeny bopper crowd who were enthralled by KC and the Sunshine Band. New York Times critic Steve Ditlea praised the band's live show:
    In person, they are one of the most exciting groups performing today. On stage KC becomes truly possessed by his rhythms, happily rocking from side to side as he stands hunched over his electric piano, skipping across the floor, proselytizing his listeners to give into the spirit of his fervent sound. This is no insecure Caucasian kid mimicking black inflections, exhorting a crowd to "put your hands together".

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