Coverafbeelding Kool & The Gang - In The Heart
  • Statistieken
  •   5 wkn Tipparade
  •   1984

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Kool & The Gang is een Amerikaanse funk/disco-band. De band genoot de grootste populariteit bij het grote publiek vanaf het eind van de jaren 70 tot midden jaren 80.

De broers Robert en Ronald Bell, die respectievelijk basgitaar en saxofoon speelden, begonnen midden jaren 60 met enkele vrienden de instrumentale groep de Jazziacs. In 1967 veranderden zij hun naam in Kool & The Flames en nog later, in 1969, in Kool & The Gang. De bezetting is dan inmiddels uitgebreid met meer leden.

In 1978 kwam leadzanger James "JT" Taylor de band verstreken en volgden grote hits als Ladies' Night, Celebration en Get Down on It. De gevaren koers ging wat meer naar de disco. Ook de samenwerking met de Jamaicaanse zanger Jimmy Cliff op diens singles Reggae night en Sunshine in the music was succesvol.



In 1985 deed Kool & The Gang mee met het groots opgezette Live Aid. In hetzelfde jaar hadden ze ook hun ballad Cherish.

In 1988 verlaat James Taylor de band om een solocarrière te beginnen, die commercieel gezien overigens niet echt uit de verf kwam.

In 2015 kreeg Kool & The Gang een ster op de Hollywood Walk of Fame. De band treedt nog steeds op.

Songtekst

Sing it from the mountain
Tell it to the people
Sing it from the mountain
Tell it to the people

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it

You got this feeling you've been wanting to share
It makes you feel as though you're walking on air
You say this feeling needs a thing called love
Then you should tell the one you're thinking of

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
It is time to show it

In every person, there's a yearning to love
This is the message that is sent from above
In every heart, there's a love so true
That's why I'm sayin' that I love you

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
It is time to show it

You know that I love you
You say you love me too
So why don't you let me know
Let's open our hearts and let the feelings show

Sing it from the mountain
Tell it to the people
Sing it from the mountain
Tell it to the people

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
It is time to show it

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
It is time to show it

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
It is time to show it

When you say you love somebody
You got to let them know about it
You should let them know it
When you say you love somebody

Songinformatie

ArtiestKool & The Gang
 A-kant
Titel In The Heart
Lengte 3:54
Componist(en) R. Bell, J. Taylor, R. Bell, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s) Ronald Bell, Jim Bonnefond, Kool & The Gang
 B-kant
Titel September Love
Lengte 4:37
Componist(en) G. Brown, J. Taylor, Kool & The Gang
Producer(s) Ronald Bell, Jim Bonnefond, Kool & The Gang
 
Platenlabel De-Lite
Catalogusnr 101972
Album In The Heart

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