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Celebration (Kool)

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Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang (arr. Larry Clark)

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General Info

Year: 1980 / 1996
Duration: c. 1:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Funk band
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


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Program Notes

Celebration is a 1980 song by American band Kool & the Gang. Released as the first single from their twelfth album, Celebrate! (1980), it was the band's first and only single to reach No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Co-founder Ronald Bell, the group's saxophonist and musical arranger, explained the origins of the song: "The initial idea came from the Quran. I was reading the passage, where God was creating Adam, and the angels were celebrating and singing praises. That inspired me to write the basic chords, the line, 'Everyone around the world, come on, celebration'."

In 2021, the Library of Congress selected Celebration for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally historically or aesthetically significant".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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