Some of my favorite music in the world is Jazz! It always makes me so happy. Kool & The Gang was lucky to have one of the best jazz guitarists ever -- Claydes Charles Smith! He was born Sept. 6, 1948! He died in 2006 after a long illness. He was utterly amazing, bringing us great music with Kool & The Gang!Happy birthday to Charles Smith, guitarist from Kool & The Gang.