Good Times (Kool & the Gang album)

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Good Times
Good Times1972.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 1972
ProducerKool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang chronology
Music Is the Message
Good Times
Wild and Peaceful
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Good Times is the third studio album, and fifth album of new material released by the funk band Kool & the Gang. The album was released in November 1972, but did not make the Billboard R&B album chart until March 1973; peaking at number 34 during a 6 week run.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Kool & the Gang; except where indicated.

Side 1
1."Good Times" 4:16
2."Country Junky" 2:55
3."Wild Is Love"George "Funky" Brown, Robert "Spike" Mickens3:24
4."North, East, South, West"Ricky West3:38
Side 2
1."Making Merry Music" 3:04
2."I Remember John W. Coltrane"Khalis Bayyan4:02
3."Rated X" 4:02
4."Father, Father"George "Funky" Brown5:37


Additional Personnel
  • Allen McGill – cello
  • Billy Brown – French horn
  • Sharon Moe – French horn
  • Assunta Dell'Aquila – harp
  • Marty Salyk – viola
  • Sy Miroff – violin
  • Al Wagner – violin
  • San Zimmerman – violin


  • Produced and Arranged by Kool & The Gang
  • Engineers – Tony Bongiovi and Jeff Lesser
  • Recorded at Media Sound Studios (New York, NY).
  • Artwork – Alfredo Seville
  • Liner Notes – Norma Pinnella


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Kool & the Gang: Good Times" at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Good Times > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 28 October 2011.