Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to the GRAMMY Hall of Fame including Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration”. The latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.
Congratulations to all inductees!
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After 50 years and 23 albums, the legacy of Kool & the Gang has become so much a part of our national fabric it’s hard to remember a time when their music wasn’t a perpetual party anthem source Read the full article.
Kool & the Gang among 5 Hudson nominees for N.J. Hall of Fame
Kool & The Gang, the R&B group that got its start in Jersey City and spawned monster hits like “Celebration” and “Jungle Boogie” in the 1970s, is among the finalists to be inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame this year.
The group is one of five nominees from Hudson County and join 45 other possible inductees.
Robert “Kool” Bell, leader and bass player for Kool & The Gang; his brother Ronald, a tenor saxophonist; and Dennis “DeeTee” Thomas, alto saxophonist were all raised in Jersey City and occasionally come back to make appearances. In 2013, the two Bells and Thomas visited Jersey City to mark the 50th anniversary of Kool & The Gang. Thomas called the city “a very groovy joint.”
Had such a great time last weekend performing in Milwaukee for Camp Hometown Heroes, a free week-long camp in Wisconsin for children who lost a parent or sibling through service in the U.S. military. Great organization, and we’re honored to have been a part of their event.
The Illinois Governor welcomes Kool as Ambassador and receives REACH Angola delegation to Chicago to visit to partner in the development of a sustainable town based on Smart Microgrid technology.
Left to right: Phill Fisher Executive Director -REACH, Chountelle Bullock marketing, Robert “Kool” Bell Ambassador for Sustainable Energy- REACH, Dr. G. Avi Arrington Il Director of Global Outreach-REACH, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, Ms. Maria Gomes REACH intl. Partner Angola, Mr. Carlos Gomes REACH intl. Partner Angola, Mr. Manual Cruz REACH intl. Partner Angola.
George Brown and other members of the Gang joined The Roots last week for their Grammy Week Jam Session, which including guest appearances by Jamie Foxx, Meek Mill, Nick Jonas and more! Check out the link below for a recap and all highlights of this amazing night of performances!
Jonathan Azu of Red Light Management and Louis Taylor, George Brown and Curtis Williams of Kool & the Gang arrive at the Red Light Management 2015 Grammy Awards after party at the Mondrian Hotel on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Today is a sad day in The Bell family and Kool & The Gang family to learn of our brother and friend Clifford Adams untimely death yesterday. What a privilege to have had one of the world’s best musicians and trombone players with us for over 30 years. His work will always be remembered. Our prayers and most sincere sympathy is with his wife Marshal, sons Rovi & Farid, his mother and sister Yvonne and all other family members. Clifford my brother you will surely be missed.
R.E.A.C.H. TO NAME KOOL AS GLOBAL AMBASSADOR FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
On January 8, 2015 REACH will name Mr. Robert “Kool” Bell the REACH Global Ambassador For Sustainable Energy. The presentation ceremony will be held at the Galvin Center For Electricity Innovation Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
REACH is a center established within the Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation that creates opportunity for global societies to have access to clean economical and sustainable energy. REACH member organizations serve as the nucleus that utilizes the earth’s sustainable energy resources in an effort to make our world more pure and more productive.
“REACH, along with officials from the State of Illinois, City of Chicago, and Galvin Center For Electricity Innovation Illinois Institute of Technology are honored to applaud Mr. Robert “Kool” Bell for his global celebration of sustainable energy,” said Phil Fisher, Founder, REACH Consortium. www.REACHConsortium.org