Music Is the Message

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Music Is the Message
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released July 1972
Genre Funk
Length 34:13
Label De-Lite
Producer Gene Redd, Jr., Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang chronology
Live at PJ's
Music is the Message
Good Times
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Music Is the Message is the second studio album released by the funk band Kool & the Gang. The album was released in 1972, although the band's widespread recognition would not come until 1973's Wild and Peaceful.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Kool & the Gang; except where indicated. 

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Music Is the Message"     5:18
2. "Electric Frog (Part 1)"     3:43
3. "Electric Frog (Part 2)"     3:02
4. "Soul Vibrations"     4:39
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love the Life You Live (Part 1)"   Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 3:01
2. "Love the Life You Live (Part 2)"   Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 2:48
3. "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)"   Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:26
4. "Blowin' with the Wind"     2:31
5. "Funky Granny"   Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 5:55


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Kool & the Gang: Music is the Message" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.