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KC and The Sunshine Band Show Review – Roxy, Los Angeles (1975)


KC & The Sunshine Band
Franklin Ajaye

ROXY, L.A. – Get down, get down tonight, that’s what happened when KC and The Sunshine Band made their west coast debut at the Roxy. KC and his 8 piece band from Florida really layed down some mighty fine dancing sounds which drove everybody up to the party hearty. With the sounds of Florida echoing throughout it’s no wonder why KC and The Sunshine Band are burning up the charts with their latest releases. These guys cook. The horn section which consists of Denvil Liptrot on sax, Charles Williams on trombone, James Weaver on trumpet and Ronnie Smith on trumpet really played their hearts out. These guys are tight and together, plus when it comes time to get down the guys know how to shuffle their feet. KC is a surefire entertainer that plays a fine set of ivories and his voice nicely complements the sound. Jerome Smith on guitar was flashy but the dude played with precision and poise. The show uptempo all the way with the crowd gettin off their feet and bumping against the tables to “Shotgun Shuffle.” “Rock Your Baby,” “That’s The Way I Like It.” The number that took everybody and shook up the Roxy like a hurricane was when the group did their gold single “Get Down Tonight.” Everybody got up and did a little dance. KC and The Sunshine Band look to have a promisin and bright future if they continue to keep the music hot and lively. Franklin Ajaye opened to KC and the young man from L.A. did a hilarious set. Franklin’s dialogue covered everything from drugs, commercials, tv movies, Barry White, Al Green, and life. This man besides being funny is one comedian right on target.”