Song of the Day: Kool & The Gang, “Hollywood Swinging”

Kool & The Gang got their start in Jersey City, New Jersey, founded by bassist Robert "Kool" Bell and his brother, tenor saxophonist Ronald. They had some early success in the mid-’70’s, faded from the public eye, then experienced a renaissance in the early ’80’s. They’ve experimented with a number of different musical styles, but in their early days were primarily a funk band. "Hollywood Swinging" reached #6 on the Hot 100, #1 on the R&B chart, and #15 in Canada in 1974.

6 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Kool & The Gang, “Hollywood Swinging”

  1. Never heard this one John but I like them. My sister had the single “Jungle Boogie” which I heard a million times…

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