As One (Kool & the Gang album)
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 7, 1982|
|Recorded||October 1981-June 1982|
|Genre||Post-disco, funk, R&B|
|Kool & the Gang chronology|
|Los Angeles Times||(favourable)|
As One is the fourteenth studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1982. The album did not yield any #1 singles, but the song "Let's Go Dancin'" did make the top ten, peaking at #7 on the U.S. R&B chart and #6 on the UK Singles Chart. "Big Fun" also became an international hit.
|1.||"Street Kids"||George Brown, Kool & the Gang||5:50|
|2.||"Big Fun"||George Brown, Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang||5:00|
|3.||"As One"||Marcangelo Perricelli, Robert Mickens, Kool & the Gang||4:41|
|4.||"Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho"||Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang||4:22|
|1.||"Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)"||Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang||6:40|
|2.||"Pretty Baby"||George Brown, Kool & the Gang||4:43|
|3.||"Think It Over"||Curtis Williams, Kool & the Gang||4:35|
- Bass guitar, backing vocals – Robert "Kool" Bell
- Drums, backing vocals – George Brown
- Guitar – Charles Smith
- Tenor saxophone, OB-X synthesizer, backing vocals – Ronald Bell
- Keyboards, alto saxophone – Curtis Williams
- Lead and backing vocals – James "J.T." Taylor
- Percussion – Jimmy Maelen
- Keyboards – Eumir Deodato
- Alto saxophone – Steve Greenfield
- Trombone, backing vocals – Clifford Adams
- Trumpet, backing vocals – Michael Ray, Robert Mickens
- Handclaps – Dennis Thomas
- Strings – Kermit Moore
- Engineer – Cliff Hodsdon, Jim Bonnefond
- Assistant engineers – Barbara Ivone, Nelson Ayres
- Mixed by – Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito, Eumir Deodato
- Mastered by – Jose Rodriguez, Gabe Vigorito
- Producer – Eumir Deodato
- Co-producer – Kool & The Gang
- Design – Mo Ström
- Art direction – Bill Levy, Bob Heimall
- Cover concept and artwork by – Quintet Associates
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
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- "Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin')". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
- "American album certifications – Kool & The Gang – As One". Recording Industry Association of America.