Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, disco, soul and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.
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.
One of the greatest Motown and R&B/Funk artists of all time, THE COMMODORES’ Walter “Clyde” Orange, James Dean “JD” Nicholas and William “WAK” King have influenced Artists young and old and in all genres with their classic songs.
For three decades, the Commodores have remained a force in the music industry. They have staying power. Just like their hit song “Brick House,” the Commodores have created a foundation that just won’t budge.