As One (Kool & the Gang album)

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As One
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 1982
GenrePost-disco, urban, funk, R&B
Length35:56
LabelDe-Lite Records
ProducerEumir Deodato
Kool and the Gang chronology
Something Special
(1981)
As One
(1982)
In the Heart
(1983)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

As One is the fourteenth studio album by the funk band Kool and 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.[2] "Big Fun" also became an international hit.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Street Kids"George Brown, Kool & the Gang5:50
2."Big Fun"George Brown, Robert "Kool" Bell, Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang5:00
3."As One"Marcangelo Perricelli, Robert Mickens, Kool & the Gang4:41
4."Hi De Hi, Hi De Ho"Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang4:22
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)"Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang6:40
2."Pretty Baby"George Brown, Kool & the Gang4:43
3."Think It Over"Curtis Williams, Kool & the Gang4:35

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lytle, Craig. "Kool & the Gang: As One" at AllMusic. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Ooh La La La (Let's Go Dancin')". ChartStats.com. Retrieved 30 October 2011.