August 30, 1975: KC and the Sunshine Band’s Get Down Tonight hits #1!
I think this is the first time I’ve played Get Down Tonight on just piano. The Stingers do this song all the time with 4 singers and a 3 piece horn section. It’s very funky. It’s also another audience participation piece when we get to the GET DOWN section. Everyone loves to get on stage on show us how they “get down.”
I can’t believe summer is over. Claudia and I are heading up to the country, although I have to commute a little this weekend. I want get my last few swims in the lake, have some power naps in the hammock, barbeque a little and play some of my old records on the turntable.
As we were shopping today I saw all the Back to School stuff and remembered hating that. At least in NYC the kids still get to have a full summer. School starts in September. Other cities, other states, they’re back in August or even July. Crazy. School shouldn’t start until September. It oughta be illegal.
GET DOWN TONIGHT is a fun song and crowds always love it, although to “get down” is so 70’s.