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Freeez were an English electronic music group, initially known as one of the UK's main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s. Initiated by John Rocca, Freeez consisted of various musicians, originally with Rocca and others such as Andy Stennett (keyboards), Peter Maas (bass guitar) and Paul Morgan or Everton McCalla (drums). They had an international hit with "IOU", and a UK top 10 with "Southern Freeez".

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Kool & the Gang is an American R&B, soul, funk and disco band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey, in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas, Robert "Spike" Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West. They have undergone numerous changes in personnel and have explored many musical styles throughout their history, including jazz, soul, funk, disco, rock, and pop music. After settling on their name following several changes, the group signed to De-Lite Records and released their debut album, Kool and the Gang (1969).

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Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo active during the 1960s and 1970s, consisting of the husband-and-wife team Ike Turner and Tina Turner. Rolling Stone ranked them No. 2 on their list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time.

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Incognito is a British acid jazz band. Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981. Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick is the band's leader, singer, guitarist, composer, and record producer. The band has included Linda Muriel, Jocelyn Brown, Maysa Leak, Tony Momrelle, Imaani, Vanessa Haynes, Mo Brandis, Natalie Williams, Carleen Anderson, Pamela (PY) Anderson, Kelli Sae, and Joy Malcolm.

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 - December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. The central progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th-century music, he is often referred to by the honorific nicknames "Godfather of Soul", "Mr. Dynamite", and "Soul Brother No. 1". In a career that lasted over 50 years, he influenced the development of several music genres. Brown was one of the first ten inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at its inaugural induction in New York on January 23, 1986.

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SENSATION 80s THE ULTIMATE FUNK & DISCO CLASSICS presents the grooviest dancefloor hits of a unique decade. Big disco classics like FANTASY, RELIGHT MY FIRE, JUST BE GOOD TO ME, WE GOT THE FUNK or SHOOT YOUR SHOT ensure full dance floors and good parties today as they did then.

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Limited eleven CD set. With disco taking hold of the charts worldwide, an inspired change of direction brought in a recognized lead vocalist in James "J.T." Taylor and Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato to the fold, with him signing-up to produce their next four albums. The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989 is the second of two box sets that cover the band's first 20 years, starting with 1979's Ladies Night, up to and including Sweat (1989), as well as three extra discs in "7" Singles Selection" and "12" Singles Selection #1 and #2", which also contains non-album tracks. The set contains 105 tracks across 11 CDs, including 18 UK Top 30 hits and seven Top Tens. Kool & the Gang's place in music history is ensured with a joyful and vibrant legacy for generations of fans and music lovers to enjoy.

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Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. (May 27, 1935 - September 12, 2022) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and radio personality. Lewis recorded over 80 albums and received five gold records and three Grammy Awards in his career. His album The In Crowd earned Lewis critical praise and the 1965 Grammy Award for Best Jazz Performance. His best known singles include "The In Crowd", "Wade in the Water", and "Sun Goddess". Until 2009, he was the host of the Ramsey Lewis Morning Show on the Chicago radio station WNUA.