|Robert "Kool" Bell|
Robert "Kool" Bell in 2011
|Birth name||Robert Earl Bell|
|Also known as||Kool|
|Born|| October 8, 1950 |
Youngstown, Ohio, U.S.
|Genres||Jazz, R&B, soul, funk, dance-pop, disco, boogie|
|Instruments||Vocals, bass guitar|
|Associated acts||Kool & the Gang, Atomic Kitten|
Robert Earl "Kool" Bell (born October 8, 1950) is an American singer-songwriter and bassist. He is the founding member of the jazz/R&B/soul/funk/disco band, Kool & the Gang.
Early life and career
Bell was born in Youngstown, Ohio and grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey. Along with his brother, Ronald Bell, he began playing jazz, and in 1964 they formed a group named the "Jazziacs". They began playing at clubs in New York City under a series of different band names, before settling on the name "Kool & the Gang" in 1968. He is one of the co-writers of the song "Boardmeeting" from the 2007 album Timbaland Presents Shock Value.
|Saturday Night Fever:|
The Original Movie Sound Track
| · Bee Gees (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Robin Gibb)|
· KC and the Sunshine Band (Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch, Fermin Goypisolo, Robert Johnson, Jerome Smith)
· Kool & the Gang (Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash, Claydes Smith, Dennis Thomas, Rickey West)
· Ralph MacDonald
· Tavares (Butch Tavares, Chubby Tavares, Pooch Tavares, Ralph Tavares, Tiny Tavares)
· The Trammps (Jimmy Ellis, Robert Upchurch, Harold Wade, Stanley Wade, Earl Young)
· Walter Murphy
· Yvonne Elliman
|Albhy Galuten, Arif Mardin, Bee Gees, Bill Oakes, Bobby Martin, Broadway Eddie, David Shire, Freddie Perren, Harry Wayne Casey, K.G. Productions, Karl Richardson, Ralph MacDonald, Richard Finch, Ron Kersey, Thomas J. Valentino, William Salter|
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