Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"Everything Is Cool" by T-Connection

Bahamas-born band T-Connection brought the funk on the hot track "Everything Is Cool" back in 1981. The rollin' funk cut has a nice smooth flow with a dope loafin' bass line. There's also plenty of  nasty guitar work, including a few sweet licks on the talk box. It's just a really chill, laid-back  groove but also quite funky.

T-Connection was formed in Nassau, Bahamas in 1975 by keyboardist/vocalist/ guitarist Theophilus "T" Coakley. The other members of the band included Theophilus' brother Kirkwood Coakley (bass/drums), David Mackey (guitars) and Anthony Flowers (drums and percussion). Shortly after their formation, the band relocated to Miami, Florida where they signed a record deal with Dash Records, an offshoot of Miami's T.K. Disco. T-Connection was generally labeled a funk/disco outfit, but their sound was much more varied than that. Their sound was a fusion of pop, junkanoo, funk, R&B, disco and jazz.

The band had its first hit in 1976 with the instrumental track "Disco Magic," which reached #16 on the  U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.  T-Connection scored their biggest hit the following year with the disco/funk track "Do What You Wanna Do." The tracked topped the the U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club play chart in 1977, and it peaked at #46 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #15 on the U.S. R&B charts.

The band also fared quite well in the UK, posting five entries on the UK charts, with "Do What You Wanna Do" as their highest placing at #11.

"Everything This Is Cool" is the title track from their fifth studio album, which was released in 1981. The song had a strong showing on the charts, peaking at #15 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart.

T-Connection officially disbanded in 1985, but in the last two years, they have reassembled for special performances in the Bahamas. The band has released several retrospectives over the years, including the top-notch greatest-hits collection Classic Masters, released in 2002.

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Ken said...

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