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‘The Record Man’: KC of the Sunshine Band fame stops in ABQ for screening of friend’s film

Harry “KC” Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band will be a guest at Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. (Courtesy of Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Harry “KC” Wayne Casey of KC and the Sunshine Band will be a guest at Albuquerque Film & Music Experience. (Courtesy of Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)

Harry Wayne Casey has created some of the most popular music.

Casey, or KC, fronts the popular KC and the Sunshine Band and he will be in the Duke City for a Q&A session on Wednesday, June 3, after the screening of the documentary, “The Record Man.”

The event is part of the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, which runs Monday, June 1 through June 7.

“I haven’t been back to Albuquerque in a long time,” Casey says during a recent phone interview. “It will be an amazing opportunity.”

Some of Casey’s music consists of the hits “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It),” and “Shake Your Booty.”

“The Record Man,” directed by Mark Moormann, will show at the KiMo Theatre and tells the story of Henry Stone.

Before there was a “music business” there was Stone, who was known as “The Record Man.” He would distribute records out of his ’48 Packard, and he signed James Brown and KC and the Sunshine Band. He later established TK Records as the largest independent label of the 1970s.

“Henry and I stayed friends for many years,” Casey says. “When they asked me to do the documentary, I wanted to participate and tell my story with Henry.”

Casey filmed his segments within the last year and says he’s currently working on some new music. And it’s going to be a new avenue.

“Some of the new stuff is more EDM (electronic dance music),” he says. “There’s some funky songs in there, too. It’s amazing to be making music after four decades in music. I have lived the American dream and (am) excited that my music is still being used in TV and film.”



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