Kid Creole And The Coconuts

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American latin pop band founded by August Darnell aka Thomas Browder in 1980 in New York City. Fronted by Kid Creole (2) backed by the trio of The Coconuts and also featuring Coati Mundi, they enjoyed most of their success in the eighties. Their debut album was critically well-received but not successful commercially. Their second album was 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. Their international breakthrough came with their third album, 1982's Tropical Gangsters, which hit #3 in the UK and spun off three Top 10 hits with Stool Pigeon, Annie, I'm Not Your Daddy and I'm A Wonderful Thing, Baby ; Dear Addy also made the Top 40. In the US the album was retitled Wise Guy and reached #145, and I'm a Wonderful Thing, Baby flirted with the R&B charts. Dixit Darnell: "In the Savannah Band I’d modelled my style on 1930s/40s jazz singer and showman Cab Calloway, and I created Kid Creole as an extreme version of that, a sort of lounge lizard/bon vivant or what an ex-girlfriend called a “lovable rogue”."
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Albums

202903 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Off The Coast Of Me album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Off The Coast Of Me (Album) ZE Records, Island Records 202903 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
ILPS 7014 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Fresh Fruit In Foreign Places (Album) ZE Records, Island Records ILPS 7014 UK 1981 Sell This Version
14C 262 64882 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Tropical Gangsters album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Tropical Gangsters (Album) ZE Records, ZE Records 14C 262 64882 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
ILK 719743 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Doppelganger album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Doppelganger (Album) Island Records, Island Records, ZE Records ILK 719743 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
925 298-4, WX19C, WE481 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - In Praise Of Older Women... And Other Crimes album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts In Praise Of Older Women... And Other Crimes (Album) Sire, Sire 925 298-4, WX19C, WE481 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
767 0023 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I, Too, Have Seen  The Woods album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts I, Too, Have Seen The Woods (Album) Sire 767 0023 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
CSCS 5127 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Private Waters In The Great Divide album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Private Waters In The Great Divide (Album) Columbia CSCS 5127 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CT 47121, C - 5020991 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - You Shoulda Told Me You Were... album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts You Shoulda Told Me You Were... (Album) Columbia, Columbia CT 47121, C - 5020991 Indonesia 1991 Sell This Version
PVCD 48 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - To Travel Sideways album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts To Travel Sideways (Album, Comp) Atoll Music, Ascot Music PVCD 48 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 6757 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - KC2 Plays K2C album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* KC2 Plays K2C(CD, Album) Sony SRCS 6757 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
112.026 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Live album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Live(CD, Album) Vono Disc 112.026 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
VICP 5398 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Kiss Me Before The Light Changes album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Kiss Me Before The Light Changes (Album) Atoll Records, Hot Productions VICP 5398 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 085-44712 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - The Conquest Of You album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* The Conquest Of You (Album) SPV Recordings SPV 085-44712 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
PL76052 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Live Volume One album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Live Volume One(CD, Album) Playa Records (2) PL76052 US 1997 Sell This Version
FCD 2143 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Kiss Me Before The Light Changes album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Guest Star Eva Grimaldi Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Guest Star Eva Grimaldi - Kiss Me Before The Light Changes(CD, Album) Fuego (4) FCD 2143 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
CP 1016 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Live Party album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Live Party(CD, Album) Culture Press CP 1016 France 1998 Sell This Version
PLATCD 623 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Oh! What A Night  album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Oh! What A Night (CD, Album) Prism Leisure Corporation PLATCD 623 UK 2000 Sell This Version
7576670549-2 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Too Cool To Conga album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Too Cool To Conga (Album) BMG Ariola München GmbH 7576670549-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
706052 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Live! album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Live!(CD, Album) Hallmark Music & Entertainment 706052 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
STRUT055CD Kid Creole And The Coconuts - I Wake Up Screaming album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* I Wake Up Screaming (Album) Strut STRUT055CD Germany 2011 Sell This Version
RM1901 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Live In Paris 1985 album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Live In Paris 1985(CD, Album) Rainman RM1901 US 2019 Sell This Version
none Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Nothin' Left But The Rest album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Nothin' Left But The Rest(CD, Album, RE, RM) 2C2C none 2021 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AN 802 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All) album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts He's Not Such A Bad Guy (After All) (Single) Antilles, ZE Records AN 802 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 804 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Maladie D'Amour album art Kid Creole And The Coconuts Maladie D'Amour (Single) Antilles AN 804 US 1980 Sell This Version
AN 806 Kid Creole And The Coconuts - Mister Softee / Yolanda album art Kid Creole & The Coconuts* Mister Softee / Yolanda (Single) Antilles AN 806 US 1980 Sell This Version