Robert “Kool” Bell, Still Kool After All These Years – Bass Musician Magazine
When Kool & The Gang released the ultimate party anthem, Celebration in 1980 it would have been hard to believe that 35 years later, the track would be applied to celebrating themselves. And celebrate they should as 2014 marked the group’s 50th year in existence, longer than any other R&B group in history. Continue reading here!
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.