US/UK | Soul, disco, funk, jazz
KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS celebrate their 41st anniversary this year. That alone is incredible!
KID CREOLE AND THE COCONUTS was born from the fiery embers of DR BUZZARD'S ORIGINAL SAVANNAH BAND. In the 1970s, the Savannah Band managed to fuse the big band sound of the 1940s (Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Louis Prima) with the dancefloor beat of the disco era. The Kid fused the big band sound with all styles of music - calypso, soca, salsa, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, etc. - with a heavy emphasis on the Caribbean. Kid Creole and the Coconuts thus became pioneers of what came to be known as mixed music. In other words: a wonderful but strange potpourri of good things.
The band, which has enjoyed great success worldwide for over 40 years, has released 15 albums, 7 compilations and 27 singles to date. To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the band has reissued a special edition of their debut studio album, Off the Coast of Me.
KCC also just released a new album titled Nothin' Left But the Rest which was released on June 18th.