Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang

Their sound has influenced the music of three generations, selling more than 70 million albums worldwide along the way. Famous titles such as “Celebration,” “Cherish,” “Jungle Boogie,” “Summer Madness” and “Open Sesame” garnered two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten pop hits, and 31 Gold and Platinum albums. With more than 30 years of air time, this group has convincingly demonstrated its unique staying power.

Kool & The Gang’s signature hits have provided a rich foundation for lyrical artists and, with their commitment to touring, Kool keeps the fan base hot for that great Kool & the Gang sound. The group tours often outside the United States and was, in fact, the first African American band to perform in Taiwan.

In the mid 90’s, the taste for nostalgia boosted interested in Kool & the Gang from Main Street to Hollywood and Vine. The multi-platinum soundtrack for the cult hit, “Pulp Fiction” featured “Jungle Boogie,” and other classics like “Ladies Night,” “Hollywood Swinging” and many more enjoyed a second iteration of fame as they were sampled by Mase, Puff Daddy, Coolio and Will Smith.

Clifford and Kool & the Gang

We tell the story of Clifford’s contribution to the immensely popular funk/pop/jazz band through various images. If you recognize an event and would like to share your perspective, or if you have an image you’d like to share with the fans, please e-mail Cleve with the 411. If we feature your input online, we’ll send you a memento as a token of our appreciation.

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By the way

Kool & the Gang members were introduced to Clifford and offered him the position of trombonist because they liked his sound, respected his talent, and appreciated his discipline.

Kool & the Gang hits are the most sampled music today. Many of their classic notes are featured in or underneath popular music.

The connection to urban music helps introduce young listeners to jazz and helps jazz artists continue to innovate, expand, and challenge their musical repertoire.

Clifford continues to tour with Kool & the Gang and works in the studio to develop his career. Bookmark cliffordadams.com and be among the first to learn when his third solo album will hit the stands.

Darshan’s Love // Clifford Adams - Master Power
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