Sir Earl Toon

Sir Earl Toon

 Helotes, Texas, USA
BandR&BFunk

Sir Earl Toon is no stranger when it comes to setting new standards in American Pop music. He follows in the lineage of the great Soul singers, captivating audiences with his warmth, clarity, tenderness, and technical virtuosity. Sir Earl returns to the stage once more with a brand new band.

Biography

Sir Earl is presently one of the most prolific Funk/R&B/Pop singer song writer/producers of the '80s and '90s. A former member of the multiplatinum R&B and pop group Kool and the Gang, Sir Earl co-wrote and co-produced songs like "Celebration", "Ladies Night", and "Too Hot" as well as many, other well known hits. He learned his trade by being the one and only protege of Mr. Otis Blackwell, who wrote many of Elvis Presley's greatest hits such as "Don't Be Cruel", "Return To Sender", and "All Shook Up". Mr. Blackwell also wrote songs for several other great American artists, including Peggy Lee/Madonna: "Fever", Jerry Lee Lewis: "Great Balls of Fire", and Pat Boone/James Taylor: "Handy Man".

After many world tours with Kool and the Gang, Sir Earl went on to independently produce, write, and arrange music for Atlantic, Arista, and Polygram Records. All of Sir Earl’s recording projects charted in Billboard’s Top 40, many of them earning him Platinum and Gold albums, Platinum and Gold singles, U.K. Silver albums and singles, multiple BMI Million-air citations, along with a host of other awards.

Discography

Kool and the Gang – CELEBRATE
Earl Toon, Jr.: Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Vocalist, and Instrumentalist
- Celebration
- Jones vs. Jones
- Take it to the Top
- Morning Star
- Love Festival
- Just Friends
- Night People
- Love Affair

Kool and the Gang – LADIES NIGHT
Earl Toon, Jr.: Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Vocalist, and Instrumentalist
- Ladies Night
- Got You into My Life
- If You Feel Like Dancin’
- Hangin’ Out
- Tonight’s the Night
- Too Hot

Motivation – MOTIVATION
Earl Toon, Jr.: Co-Producer, Co-Arranger, and Co-Mixer
- Motivation (Are You Ready)
- Crazy Daze
- Please Don’t Say No
- Give the Gift of Music
- Stop!!!
- Color Blind
- Motivation (Are You Ready) Instrumental

Philip Michael Thomas – SOMEBODY
Earl E. Toon, Jr.: Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Background Vocals, Vocal Arrangement, and Instrumental Sequencing
- Don’t Make Promises
- Somebody
- Falling

Candela – CANDELA
Earl Toon, Jr.: Writer, Co-Producer, and Arranger
- Love You Madly (Special Extended Version)
- Love You Madly (Short Version)

Set List

Kool & the Gang:
“Hollywood Swinging”
“Get Down On It”
“Ladies Night”
“Cherish”
“Celebration”

The Beatles:
“And I Love Her”
“I Am The Walrus”
“Come Together”
“Something”
“Carry That Weight”
“Ob-la-di Ob-la-da”
“The Long And Winding Road”
“Get Back”

Al Green:
“Let’s Stay Together”
“Love and Happiness”
“I’m Still In Love With You”

James Brown:
“The Payback”
“It’s A Man’s World”
“Sex Machine”
“Get Up Offa That Thing”

Brook Benton:
“Baby, You Got What It Takes”
“Rainy Night In Georgia”

Teddy Pendergrass:
“Turn Off The Lights”
“Close The Door” +

Marvin Gaye:
“What’s Going On”
“Distant Lover”
“Mercy Mercy Me”

Tina Turner:
“What’s Love Got To Do With It”
“Proud Mary”

Rick James:
“Give It To Me Baby”

The Commodores:
“Brick House”

Ben E. King:
“Stand By Me”

Sly & The Family Stone:
“Family Affair” +

Sam Cooke:
“We’re Having A Party” +

The Bee Gees:
“Staying Alive” +

Eddie Kendricks:
“Keep On Trucking” +

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