Rock in Retrospect

Kool & The Gang

August 10, 2022 Nick Bambach Season 2 Episode 33
Kool & The Gang
Rock in Retrospect
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Rock in Retrospect
Kool & The Gang
Aug 10, 2022 Season 2 Episode 33
Nick Bambach

Steve Knopper, Editor at Large at Billboard, joins us to discuss the legendary band Kool & The Gang. Topics discussed include Steve's recent New York Times piece covering the band's legacy, the influence of jazz and R&B on their sound, the origin of their band name, their contributions to the development of hip-hop and and their chances for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  

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Steve Knopper, Editor at Large at Billboard, joins us to discuss the legendary band Kool & The Gang. Topics discussed include Steve's recent New York Times piece covering the band's legacy, the influence of jazz and R&B on their sound, the origin of their band name, their contributions to the development of hip-hop and and their chances for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.