Incredible guest in this new episode of the Jazz Spotlight Podcast: Kool & the Gang founding member and bassist Robert “Kool” Bell!
He joins us as part of the special series of episodes recorded at Pori Jazz Festival. Mr. Bell talks about the “secret sauce” that has been keeping Kool & the Gang together for 50 years, how the band manages to always get the crowd involved – regardless of where they’re playing – and Robert Bell’s favorite Kool & the Gang song.
Robert “Kool” Bell he’s the bassist and founding member of the Grammy Award winning group Kool & the Gang. As of today the band, formed in 1964 and originally called Jazziacs (and then Kool & the Flames, before finally changing to Kool & the Gang in 1969), has sold over 70 million albums worldwide.
Internationally known for hits like Celebration, Ladies Night, Summer Madness and Jungle Boogie – respectively used in Rocky and Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction – Kool & the Gang has headlined several major festivals around the world and has performed with a wide array of artists, including Van Halen, Dave Matthews Band and Kid Rock.
Fresh from its 50th anniversary – which was celebrated by various publications, including Billboard – Kool & the Gang continues to sell out venues around the world, inspire young musicians and make audiences from every corner of the globe dance with their groove!
In This Episode, You’ll Hear About
- What has been keeping the band going for over 50 years
- How the band always manage to get the crowd involved, wherever they perform at
- Mr. Bell’s favorite Kool & the Gang song
- International Podcast Day