Coverafbeelding Kool & The Gang - Ladies Night
  • Statistieken
  •   8 weken
  •   14 piekpositie
  •   157 punten
  •   1980

Artiestinformatie

Land   Verenigde Staten

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

Oh yeah, oh what a night!

Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night, oh what a night!
Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night

Girls, y'all got one
A night that's special everywhere
From New York to Hollywood
It's ladies night and girl the feeling's good

Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night, oh what a night!
Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night

On disco lights your name will be seen
You can fulfill all your dreams
Party here, party there, everywhere
This is your night, baby, you've got to be there

Come on let's all celebrate
Oh it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Come on let's all celebrate
Lovely lady, lady, I love you

Girls, y'all got one, what?
A night that's special everywhere
You dance, you smile, the guys go wild
So chic so fine you all look so divine

Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night, oh what a night!
Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night

Romantic lady, single baby
Sophisticated mama
Come on you disco lady, yeah
Stay with me tonight, mama ,yeah

If you hear any noise
It ain't the boys, it's ladies night

Gonna step out ladies night
Steppin' out ladies night
Gonna step out ladies night
Steppin' out ladies night

Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night, oh what a night!
Oh yes it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Oh yes it's ladies night, oh what a night

On disco lights, your name will be seen
You can fulfill all your dreams
Party here, party there, everywhere
This is your night, baby, you've got to be there

Come on let's all celebrate
Oh it's ladies night and the feeling's right
Come on let's all celebrate
Lovely lady, lady, I love you

Well this is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright
This is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright

This is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright
This is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright

This is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright
This is your night, tonight
Everything's gonna be alright
...

Songinformatie

ArtiestKool & The Gang
 A-kant
Titel Ladies Night
Lengte 3:25
Componist(en) George M. Brown, Kool And The Gang
Producer(s) Eumir Deodato
 B-kant
Titel If You Feel Like Dancin'
Lengte 5:04
Componist(en) Ronald Bell, Kool And The Gang
Producer(s) Eumir Deodato
 
Platenlabel De-Lite
Catalogusnr 101281
Album Ladies' Night

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