Harry Wayne Casey
Disco hits such as "Get Down Tonight" and "this is the means (i love It)" have inextricably connected KC & the Sunshine Band towards the seventies. But Harry Wayne Casey and organization are tripping to the preceding ten years because of the March 10 release of Feeling You! The 60's.
The 17-song set features Sunshine Band assumes tracks by Bob Dylan, the Righteous Brothers, the Kinks, Ben E. King, Jackie DeShannon and an abundance of Motown. "It's kind of like a musical journal of my life, essentially, " Casey informs Billboard. "My teen years had been all in the 60s; we graduated (from high school) in 1969, so those had been the set up years that will become the biggest impacts on the music I was planning create. Motown's most likely my biggest impact, along side James Brown and Joe Cocker, Blood, Sweat & rips." Three of Feeling You!'s paths - the Supremes' "I Hear a Symphony" and "you retain myself holding On" and the wonders' "you actually Got a Hold on me personally" - result from the Motown songbook, and Casey confesses that, "I was a Motown nut. It had been difficult not to ever do an entire Motown album while picking the tracks."
Hear the group's rendition regarding the Supremes classic "you retain myself Hanging On, " which Billboard is solely premiering.
"experiencing You, " Casey states, really grew regarding a new original music task, the sun's rays Band's very first since 2007's "Yummy." "we began performing an innovative new record album, plus my shows I like to do covers, and so I began recording several of those and started considering doing a two-record set with 17 original tracks and 17 tracks through the '60s, " he claims. "I'd never done a whole number of covers; i am sort of the last guy in on that. It simply felt just like the time ended up being correct; I'm in a beneficial spot mentally and anything else, thus I only thought, 'why don't you? Just do it.' And I also had fun."
Those brand new songs are arriving, also. Casey worked on some utilizing the U.K. dance collective Bimbo Jones, and then he hopes having just one from that collection of songs out soon with the record to follow during the belated spring or early summer time. "It is a mixture of today's sounds and what folks understand me for, " Casey says. "The songs delivered to be because of the DJs were much more electronic and now we added horns and things to ensure they are a little more KC-ish. Plus the material we recorded only with all the band is much more cool, groovier type of stuff. I think it is a good combination of uptempo and midtempo stuff."