KC and the Sunshine Band

Album artwork for KC and the Sunshine Band's The Ultimate Collection.


The Ultimate Collection

Release Date: May 19, 2023

“The Ultimate Collection” is the highly anticipated 2023 album by KC and the Sunshine Band, marking a significant milestone in the legendary group’s illustrious career. This album serves as a comprehensive anthology of their greatest hits and showcases the band’s remarkable musical journey spanning several decades. Listeners can expect to embark on a nostalgic journey as they dive into the irresistible rhythms, catchy melodies, and exuberant energy that have made KC and the Sunshine Band a household name. The album captures the essence of the disco era, transporting listeners back to a time when the dance floor was alive with vibrant beats and carefree spirit.


KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced  into the music scene 50 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey—KC for short—developed a unique  fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string  of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With  sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an  American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of  the 70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. Today, KC and the  Sunshine Band play over 100 live shows annually, circling the country and playing dates  regularly throughout Europe, Australia and South America. This year KC will celebrate 50 years  of entertaining us, writing songs, and performing around the world and has no intention of  stopping. 

In the last decade KC has continued to influence the dance and disco scene by releasing new  music, most recently his single, “Unconditional Love featuring Bimbo Jones.” In March of 2015  KC and the Sunshine Band released, “Feeling You! The 60s.” The album was a tribute to the era  that shaped KC into the revolutionary artist he became in the 70s. Covers on the album include  songs by sixties legends Bob Dylan, Ben E. King, The Kinks, The Righteous Brothers, Jackie  DeShannon, Aaron Neville and many more. Just like the rest of America during that time he was  inspired by the music, innocence, sex, social and political movements and counterculture of the  era, which led to him founding the Dance Revolution and teaching the world how to boogie.

“The widespread social and political issues of the 1960s was, in part, the inspiration to do  something that would make people forget about their problems and be happy,” said Casey.  “People were looking for something that would divert their attention from the negative aspects of  everyday life surrounding them.”

KC started working in the music business at age 17, performing menial tasks around the T.K.  Records/Studio complex in his hometown of Miami. The Sunshine Band originated in 1973.  Their first record, Blow Your Whistle, made the top 15 on the R&B chart. Their second album,  KC and the Sunshine Band, was released in 1975, went triple platinum and contained the #1 hits  “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s the Way (I Like It),” “Boogie Shoes” and “Rock Your Baby.” KC  and the Sunshine Band became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period  since the Beatles in 1964. Three of those singles also crossed over to become #1 R&B tracks.

KC’s third album, Part 3, released in 1976, also went triple platinum and contained the #1  singles “I’m Your Boogie Man,” “Shake Your Booty” and “Keep It Comin’ Love.” The band’s  string of hit singles continued with “Boogie Shoes,” which was included on the Saturday Night

Fever soundtrack, “Please Don’t Go” and “Yes, I’m Ready,” a duet with high school friend Teri  DeSario. KC returned to the charts in 1983 with “Give It Up,” which also hit #1 in the UK.

KC’s success in music has earned him an extensive list of accolades including an American  Music Award for Best R&B Artist in 1975 and a songwriting Grammy for Best R&B song for  “Where Is The Love,” which was recorded by Betty Wright. He also received a Grammy Award  for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the Saturday  Night Fever soundtrack. In 2001, KC was honored with the NARAS Governor’s Award, the  highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. He received a coveted Star on the Hollywood  Walk of Fame in 2002, where Dick Clark and music producer Michael Lloyd turned out to honor  him. This particular recognition represents the passion that KC has in writing music,  implementing elements of various eras in his songs, proving him to be a passionate, veteran  craftsman. All of these career highlights are chronicled in his book, That’s The Way I Like It – The Harry Wayne Casey Story, which was published that same year.

KC’s music continues to be a favorite today. His songs have appeared in ads for companies like  General Motors, Burger King, Payless Shoes, Papa John’s Pizza, Old Navy and Nick at Nite. His  music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as Forrest Gump (“Get  Down Tonight”), Boogie Nights (“Boogie Shoes”), Boys Don’t Cry (“Rock Your Baby”), Rush  Hour (“Get Down Tonight”), Carlito’s Way (“Rock Your Baby,” “Shake Your Booty” and  “That’s The Way I Like It”) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (“Shake Your Booty”). In the  summer of 2003, KC also had a cameo in the feature film The In-Laws starring Michael Douglas  and Albert Brooks. 

KC’s songs are regularly heard at sporting events, were featured during Opening Ceremonies of  the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy and he even performed a free concert in Salt Lake  City for the 2002 Winter Olympics. No stranger to the small screen, KC’s songs have been  featured in such shows as Desperate Housewives, Ally McBeal, American Bandstand’s 50th  Anniversary Party and most recently American Idol and Dancing With The Stars with the help of  the USC marching band. Additionally, KC and the Sunshine Band have the distinction of having  made more appearances on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve than any other artist in the  program’s history! 

Music acts like White Zombie, Baha Men, Beyoncé and American Idol’s Kelly & Justin have  covered his music. Additionally, KC and the Sunshine Band’s grooves and bass lines have been  sampled in everything from “Rap” by Snoop Dogg to “Trick Daddy to Dance” by Ultra Nate and  many, many more.

You can count on hearing his music on the radio, at a nightclub, at the movies, in a sports arena  or at one of the 100-plus concerts KC and the Sunshine Band plays every year. It is always fun  and truly makes all who hear it happy enough to dance! 

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