Ladies' Night (album)

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Ladies' Night
Kool and the Gang Ladies Night.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 6, 1979
GenreDisco, funk, R&B
Length34:05
LabelDe-Lite
ProducerEumir Deodato
Kool & the Gang chronology
Everybody's Dancin'
(1978)
Ladies' Night
(1979)
Celebrate!
(1980)
CD cover
Cover of the 1995 reissue
Cover of the 1995 reissue
Singles from Ladies' Night
  1. "Ladies' Night"
    Released: October 5, 1979
  2. "Too Hot"
    Released: January 13, 1980
  3. "Hangin' Out"
    Released: 1980
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone(mixed)[2]

Ladies' Night is the eleventh studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1979. The album became their first major success especially after the release of the title track, the U.S. #8 "Ladies' Night," and the U.S. #5 follow-up "Too Hot" which both became Billboard Top 10 hits. The album brought a return to the mainstream after a lull in success from 1976-1978. In addition all the cuts from the album reached number five on the disco chart.[3]

Ladies' Night was the album where Kool & the Gang perfected their funky style and made it more mainstream by incorporating some pop and light R&B into the sound. The result was that this album was not only popular during the 1970s black-oriented funk era where the band started, but also during the more popular and diverse disco era. Ladies' Night became their first Platinum album.[4] It also marked the debut of lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ronald Bell, Kool & the Gang; except where noted.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ladies' Night"George Brown, Kool & the Gang6:38
2."Got You into My Life" 4:25
3."If You Feel Like Dancin'" 5:05
Side B
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hangin' Out" 5:31
2."Tonight's the Night" 7:21
3."Too Hot"Brown, Kool & the Gang5:05

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1979) Peak
position
US Billboard R&B[5] 1
US Billboard 200[5] 13

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart Peak
position
1979 Ladies' Night US Billboard R&B[6] 1
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 8
UK Singles Chart[7] 9
1980 "Too Hot" US Billboard R&B[6] 3
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 5
UK Singles Chart[7] 23
1980 Hangin' Out US Billboard R&B[6] 36
UK Singles Chart[7] 52

Personnel[edit]

Musical[edit]

Technical[edit]

  • Mike Doud - Art Direction
  • Joe Kotleba - Cover Design
  • Raul Vega - Photography

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanson, Amy. "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  2. ^ Keepnews, Peter (March 6, 1980). "Kool & the Gang: Ladies' Night". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow (RS 312). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Joel Whitburn's hot dance/disco, 1974-2003. Menomonee Falls, Wis: Record Research Inc. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-89820-156-7.
  4. ^ "Kool & the Gang". Billboard. Lynne Segall. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Ladies' Night > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singless" at AllMusic. Retrieved October 29, 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Kool & the Gang - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 19 January 2016.

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