Ladies' Night (album)

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Ladies' Night
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released September 6, 1979
Genre Disco, funk
Length 34:05
Label De-Lite
Producer Eumir Deodato
Kool & the Gang chronology
Everybody's Dancin'
(1979)
Ladies' Night
(1979)
Celebrate!
(1980)
CD cover
Cover of the 1995 reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Wilson&Alroy's 3/5 stars[2]
Rolling Stone (mixed)[3]

Ladies' Night is the thirteenth studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1979. The album became their first major success especially after the release of the title track, the U.S. #8 "Ladies' Night," and the U.S. #5 follow-up "Too Hot" which both became Billboard Top 10 hits. The album brought a return to the mainstream after a lull in success from 1976-1978. In addition all the cuts from the album reached number five on the disco chart.[4]

Ladies' Night was the album where Kool & the Gang perfected their funky style and made it more mainstream by incorporating some pop and light R&B into the sound. The result was that this album was not only popular during the 1970s black-oriented funk era where the band started, but also during the more popular and diverse disco era. Ladies' Night became their first Platinum album.[5] It also marked the debut of lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang; except where noted. 

Side A
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ladies' Night"   George Brown, Kool & the Gang 6:38
2. "Got You into My Life"     4:25
3. "If You Feel Like Dancin'"     5:05
Side B
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hangin' Out"     5:31
2. "Tonight's the Night"     7:21
3. "Too Hot"   Brown, Kool & the Gang 5:05

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Billboard R&B[6] 1
US Billboard 200[6] 13

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Peak
position
1979 Ladies' Night US Billboard R&B[7] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 8
UK Singles Chart[8] 9
1980 "Too Hot" US Billboard R&B[7] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[7] 5
UK Singles Chart[9] 23
1980 Hangin' Out US Billboard R&B[7] 36
UK Singles Chart[10] 52

Personnel[edit]

Musical[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Mike Doud - Art Direction
  • Joe Kotleba - Cover Design
  • Raul Vega - Photography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Ladies' Night". Kool & The Gang. warr.org. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  3. ^ Keepnews, Peter (March 6, 1980). "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 312). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on November 16, 2007. 
  4. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Joel Whitburn's hot dance/disco, 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls, Wis: Record Research Inc. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-89820-156-7. 
  5. ^ "Kool and The Gang". DiscoMuseum.com. Archived from the original on July 3, 2004. Retrieved October 1, 2006. 
  6. ^ a b "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c d e "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singless" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  8. ^ "Ladies Night". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Too Hot". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Hangin' Out". ChartStats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-30. Retrieved October 29, 2011. 

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