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Kool & The Gang – The Artists
Kool & the Gang is an American R&B/soul/funk band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1964 by brothers Robert “Kool” Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis “Dee Tee” Thomas, Robert “Spike” Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous changes in personnel and have explored many musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, funk, disco, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name following several changes, the group signed to De-Lite Records and released their debut album, Kool and the Gang (1969). The band’s first taste of success came with the release of their fourth album Wild and Peaceful (1973), which contained the US top-ten singles “Jungle Boogie”and “Hollywood Swinging”. Kool & the Gang subsequently entered a period of decline before they reached a second commercial peak between 1979 and 1986 following their partnership with Brazilian musician and producer Eumir Deodato and the addition of singer James “J.T.” Taylor to the line-up. Their most successful albums of this period include Ladies’ Night (1979), Celebrate! (1980), and Emergency (1984). Their hit singles during this period included “Ladies’ Night”, the US No. 1 “Celebration”, “Get Down on It”, “Joanna”, “Misled”, and “Cherish”.
Jungle Boogie – The Song
“Jungle Boogie” is a funk song recorded by Kool & the Gang for their 1973 album Wild and Peaceful. It reached number four as a single, and became very popular in nightclubs. The song’s spoken main vocal was performed by the band’s roadie Don Boyce. An instrumental version of the tune with an overdubbed flute part and additional percussion instruments, titled “Jungle Jazz”, appeared on the album Spirit of the Boogie. The song is noted for the Tarzan yell heard at the song’s end and the grunting, panting and scatting heard throughout. The song became popular again when it was included in the soundtrack for the film “Pulp Fiction”.
The Monkey – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of Monkey. Monkey is a common name that may refer to most mammals of the infraorder Simiiformes, also known as the simians. Traditionally, all animals in the group now known as simians are counted as monkeys except the apes, which constitutes an incomplete paraphyletic grouping; however, in the broader sense based on cladistics, apes (Hominoidea) are also included, making the terms monkeys and simians synonyms in regards to their scope. Many monkey species are tree-dwelling (arboreal), although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Most species are mainly active during the day (diurnal). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent, especially the Old World monkeys.
Pulp Fiction is a 1994 American crime film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, who conceived it with Roger Avary. Starring John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Ving Rhames, and Uma Thurman, it tells several stories of crime in Los Angeles, California. The title refers to the pulp magazines and hardboiled crime novels popular during the mid-20th century, known for their graphic violence and punchy dialogue.
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