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Birth Place: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
Years Active: 1964-present
Genres: R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz

Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964. They went through several musical phases during the course of their recording career, starting out with a purist jazz sound, then becoming practitioners of R&B and funk, progressing to a smooth pop-funk ensemble, and in the post-millennium creating music with a modern, electro-pop sound. They have sold over 70 million albums worldwide. The group's main members over the years included brothers Robert Bell (known as "Kool") on bass and Ronald Bell on tenor saxophone; lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor; George Brown on drums; Robert Mickens on trumpet; Dennis Thomas on ... Continue Bio >>


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