Label: SPV Recordings - SPV 085-44712 • Format: CD Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Latin, Funk / Soul • Style: Soul, Euro House
Its music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, in particular a mix of disco  and Latin AmericanSouth American, CaribbeanTrinidadianand Calloway styles  and conceptually inspired by the big band era.
As an adult, Thom Browder began going by his two middle names as August Darnell. Growing up in the melting pot of the Bronx, Darnell was exposed early on to all kinds of music. The band disbanded so Darnell could pursue a career as an English teacher.
Darnell obtained a master's degree in English, but in again formed a band with his brother Stony Browder Jr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. The Kid wore zoot suits and danced onstage in a style reminiscent of films of the s and s, and fronted a multi-racialmulti-cultural band.
Hernandez served as Darnell's on-stage comic foilas well as his musical director and arranger. The original Coconuts, a trio of glamorous and often skimpily-attired backing vocalists, were led by Darnell's then-wife Adriana "Addy" Kaegiwho also served as the choreographer and costume designer of the Coconuts. Throughout the s, the band also included Peter Schott on keyboards Schott also occasionally co-composed material with Darnelldrummer David Span, bass player Carol Colman, and legendary Jamaican drummer Winston Grennan.
With horn players, percussionists, and other adjunct members, the full band lineup often swelled to over a dozen players. Kid Creole and the Coconuts' debut album Off the Coast of Me was critically well-received but not successful commercially. The second release, Fresh Fruit in Foreign Placeswas a concept album matched with a New York Public Theater stage production; it received positive reviews, with Darnell recognized as a clever lyricist and astute composer, arranger and producer.
Darnell subsequently produced spin-off albums for the Coconuts with Cheryl Poirier on lead vocals. Darnell and Kaegi divorced inthough she remained with the band. She and Cheryl Poirier also formed their own group Boomerang with Perri Listerwhich released an album on the Atlantic label in Darnell continued Kid Creole and the Coconuts, and in the mid to late s contributed to various film soundtracks and other such projects.
Still, the group continued to mount highly successful world tours, performed sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and was invited by Princess Diana to perform at a private The Great Commandment - Various - Best Of The 80s (DVD) in the UK.
Longtime associate Hernandez left the ensemble before 's Private Waters in the Great Dividean album described by the Val-Hala - Elton John - Empty Sky as " a return to form with inspired lyrics and buckets of the type of sexual innuendo that Creole has made his own.
Except for Darnell's vocal, the track is entirely performed by Prince and his associates; it is the group's last major hit to date. The female backing trio all left and have been replaced with a rotating group of new Coconuts. With a revised and slimmed-down lineup, the band kept releasing albums throughout the '90s on independent labels, though none of the recordings received much attention or wide distribution.
Despite still touring, the band went into a year recording hiatus after their album Too Cool to Conga! He is working on a new album entitled 'Class of Darnell' where he is showcasing 5 fabulous singers performing some of his new or unheard songs.
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Their live shows at this time were among the most Why Why - Kid Creole & The Coconuts* - The Conquest Of You and enchanting of the period, with outlandish dancing and cod theatricals garnishing the Latin beats.
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