Celebrate!

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Celebrate!
Celebrate!.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released September 29, 1980
Recorded November 1979 – March 1980
Genre Post-Disco, Funk
Length 35:18
Label De-Lite
Producer Kool and the Gang, Eumir Deodato
Kool & the Gang chronology
Ladies' Night
(1979)
Celebrate!
(1980)
Something Special
(1981)
Singles from Celebrate!
  1. "Celebration"
    Released: October 11, 1980
  2. "Jones Vs Jones"
    Released: 1981
  3. "Love Festival"
    Released: 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Celebrate! is the twelfth studio album by American band Kool & the Gang. Released on September 29, 1980, the album reached #1 on the US R&B chart and #10 on the Billboard 200.[2] The album produced perhaps Kool & the Gang's most recognizable hit song, the #1 chart-topper, "Celebration", which still receives heavy play today over three decades later.[3]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Celebration"Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang4:58
2."Jones vs. Jones"George Brown, Kool & the Gang4:18
3."Take It to the Top"Bell, Kool & the Gang4:19
4."Morning Star"Robert Mickens, Kool & the Gang3:46
Side 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Love Festival"Charles Smith, Kool & the Gang5:16
2."Just Friends"Bell, Kool & the Gang4:23
3."Night People"Bell, Kool & the Gang3:47
4."Love Affair"Brown, Kool & the Gang4:21

Personnel[edit]

  • Bass – Robert "Kool" Bell
  • Lead guitar – Charles Smith
  • Keyboards, saxophone, backing vocals – Ronald Bell
  • Drums, percussion, backing vocals – George Brown
  • Lead and backing vocals – James "J.T." Taylor
  • Alto saxophone – Dennis Thomas
  • Trumpet, backing vocals – Robert Mickens
  • Keyboards, backing vocals – Earl Toon, Jr.
  • Keyboards – Kevin Bell
  • Additional keyboards – Adam Epolito
  • Backing vocals – Cedric Toon, Meekaeel Muhammad, Robert Bell, Coffee, Something Sweet
  • Orchestra arranged and conducted by – Eumir Deodato
Production
  • Recording engineer – Jim Bonnefond
  • Assistant engineers – Bobby Cohen, Clif Hodsdon, Jeff Kawalex, Joe DeAngelis, Jullian Robertson, Kenny Robb
  • Mixed by – Eumir Deodato, Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito
  • Mastered by – Tom Coyne
  • Producer – Eumir Deodato
  • Associate producer – Kool & The Gang

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Kool & the Gang: Celebrate! > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Celebrate! > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Celebrate! > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2011.