Kool and the Gang (album)

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Kool and the Gang
Kool and the Gang1969.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released 1969
Genre R&B, soul jazz, funk
Length 32:12
Label De-Lite
Producer Gene Redd
Kool & the Gang chronology
Kool and the Gang
Live at the Sex Machine
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Kool and the Gang is the self-titled debut studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang. The album was released in 1969, and charted on the Billboard R&B album chart at #43.

Track Listing[edit]

All tracks written by Gene Redd and Kool & The Gang, except where noted. 

Side 1
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kool & The Gang"   Kool & The Gang 2:54
2. "Breeze & Soul"     5:29
3. "Chocolate Buttermilk"     2:14
4. "Sea of Tranquility"     3:34
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Give It Up"     3:40
2. "Since I Lost My Baby"   Warren "Pete" Moore, Smokey Robinson 2:08
3. "Kool's Back Again"     2:48
4. "The Gang's Back Again"     2:46
5. "Raw Hamburger"     3:36


  • Dennis "D.T." Thomas: alto saxophone, flute, percussion, vocals
  • Khalis Bayyan: tenor & soprano sax, alto flute, vocals
  • Robert "Spike" Mickens: trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Claydes Smith, Woody Sparrow: rhythm & lead guitars
  • Ricky West: keyboards, piano, vocals
  • Robert "Kool" Bell: bass, vocals
  • George "Funky" Brown: drums, percussion, vocals


  • "Kool & The Gang"/"Raw Hamburger" (#19 R&B/#59 pop)
  • "The Gang's Back Again"/"Kool's Back Again" (#37/#85)
  • "Let the Music Take Your Mind"/"Chocolate Buttermilk" (#19/#78)


  1. ^ Griffith, JT. "Kool & the Gang" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.