Kool & the Gange, Morris Day and Cameo hit Foxwoods Sunday

Kool and the Gang (Contributed)
Kool and the Gang (Contributed)

I called the Algorithmic Science folks at MIT last week to see if they could come up with a way to quantify all the hits by Kool & the Gang.

The answer? "Nope. Too many."

I thought as much. I will say this. I once spent a year and a half in a hotel lounge band, playing 6-7 nights a week. Every night of that tenure, without exception, we played Kool's "Celebration" and "Get Down On It" at least once — and usually again by request. So (without bothering MIT again), I figure I conservatively played Kook & the Gang songs around 800 times.

I'm STILL not tired of either one of those tunes.

That's the genius of those catchy, dance-happy geniuses — and ditto for hearing their "Fresh," "Hollywood Swinging," "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies Night," "Cherish" and on and on.

Maybe you can add up all the hits up when Kook & the Gang perform at the Grand Theater in Foxwoods. Morris Day and the Time and Cameo are also on the bill.

Kool & the Gang, 8 p.m. Sunday, Grand Theater, Foxwoods; $68-$128; 1-800-200-2882.

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