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KC & The Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes" Selected For Preservation By The Library Of Congress

KC & The Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes" Selected For Preservation By The Library Of Congress


Miami, FL (Top40 Charts/ Webster & Associates) KC & The Sunshine Band's popular disco classic "Boogie Shoes," along with the entire Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, is among the 2012 inductees to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. The Library's National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old. The selections for the 2012 registry bring the total number of recordings to 375.The selections named to the registry feature a diverse array of spoken-word and musical recordings—representing nearly every musical category—spanning the years 1918-1980. In addition to Saturday Night Fever, selections include Simon &Garfunkel's 1966 album, Sounds of Silence; The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd; the 1918 trendsetting After You've Gone by Marion Harris; Cheap Thrills, Janis Joplin's second release with Big Brother and the Holding Company; the radio broadcast featuring Will Rogers' 1931 folksy insights in support of Herbert Hoover's unemployment-relief campaign during the Great Depression; and Artie Shaw's breakthrough hit, "Begin the Beguine."

"I am honored to know that I am part of something as historical as Saturday Night Fever and that a sound that we created back in 1973 has kept the world dancing," said Harry Wayne Casey.

Saturday Night Fever, the soundtrack to the popular movie starring John Travolta, was released in November 1977 as the disco dance craze was in decline. The popularity of the album, featuring the Bee Gees trademark falsettos over vibrant and infectious beats, was a major factor in reversing that course. It is estimated that more than 20,000 discotheques opened during the next year, attracting some 36 million patrons. Following Saturday Night Fever's success, disco records became a major component of the music business. Along with the Brothers Gibb, this disco masterpiece features songs by KC & The Sunshine Band, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, Kool & The Gang and David Shire.

About the Library of Congress:
Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library's rich resources can be accessed through its website at www.loc.gov.

About KC & the Sunshine Band:
Formed in 1973, KC & The Sunshine Band aims to serve a single purpose: to create instant happiness through music. For nearly 40 years the group has done just that, topping the charts with seven No. 1 singles and three triple platinum albums, winning three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, an American Music Award, and becoming the first act since The Beatles to score four No. 1 pop singles in one 12-month period in 1976. In 2001, KC was honored with the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences Governor's Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. The band's infectious sound gives life to countless ad campaigns and hundreds of movie soundtracks. KC & The Sunshine Band has defined disco and forever influenced music with its timeless sound and mission of getting people out of their seats to celebrate, which is still being fulfilled today.To learn more about KC & The Sunshine Band and to find more details about its upcoming tour dates, visit www.heykcsb.com.




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