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
(1969)
Live at the Sex Machine
(1971)
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]

De-Lite Records - DE-2003:[2]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Kool & The Gang" Kool and the Gang 2:54
2. "Breeze & Soul" Gene Redd & Kool and the Gang 5:29
3. "Chocolate Buttermilk" Gene Redd & Kool and the Gang 2:14
4. "Sea of Tranquility" Gene Redd & Kool and the Gang 3:34
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Give It Up" Gene Redd & Kool and the Gang 3:40
2. "Since I Lost My Baby" Warren Moore & Smokey Robinson 2:08
3. "Kool's Back Again" Gene Redd, Jimmy Crosby & Kool and the Gang 2:48
4. "The Gang's Back Again" Gene Redd, Jimmy Crosby & Kool and the Gang 2:46
5. "Raw Hamburger" Gene Redd 3:36
Total length: 32:12
CD release bonus track [3]
No. Title Writer(s) Length
11. "Let The Music Take Your Mind" Gene Redd & Kool and the Gang 2:58
Total length: 35:10

Personnel[edit]

  • 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

Singles[edit]

  • "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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Griffith, JT. "Kool & the Gang" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Kool and the Gang". Discogs. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kool and the Gang (bonus track)". Discogs. Retrieved November 4, 2016.