Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Kool And The Gang

Year : 1970
Label : De-Lite
Genre : Jazz, Soul
Style :  Funk/Soul

The first album which introduced the group formed on the Jazziacs' ashes, a high school jazz band founded in 1964 by the Bell brothers (Robert 'Kool' Bell & Ronald 'Khalis' Bell). In 1969, they adopted the Kool & The Gang's name in order to sign on De-Lite Records. Titles include only instrumental tracks including some jazz inspirations. The drums on Give It Up was sampled by A Tribe Called Quest in Scenario, Beastie Boys in Professor Booty and Cypress Hill in The Phuncky Feel One. 

Robert 'Kool' Bell_bass &  
Ronald 'Khalis' Bell_tenor & soprano saxophone, keyboards 
Dennis 'DT' Thomas_alto saxophone, flute, percussions   
Georges 'Funky' Brown_drums
Robert 'Spike' Mickens_trumpet
Claydes 'Charles' Smith_guitar

01. Kool & The Gang
02. Breeze & Soul
03. Chocolate Buttermilk
04. Sea Of Tranquility
05. Give It Up
06. Since I Lost My Baby
07. Kools Back Again
08. The Gangs Back Again
09. Raw Hamburger
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