Live at PJ's

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Live at PJ's
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Live album by
ReleasedOctober 1971
Recorded29 May 1971,
live at P.J.'s, West Hollywood
GenreFunk, soul jazz
ProducerGene Redd
Kool and the Gang chronology
Live at the Sex Machine
Live at PJ's
Music Is the Message
Professional ratings
Review scores
Record Mirror(favourable)[2]
(The New) Rolling Stone Album Guide[3]

Live at PJ's is the second live album released by the funk band Kool and the Gang. The album was released in 1971, recorded at P.J.'s, a popular nightclub and music venue in West Hollywood, California from 1961 to 1973. The band's huge commercial success would not come until a few albums later.

The track "N.T." contains a widely sampled drum break which has been used in songs by such artists as Nas, Q-Tip, N.W.A, Public Enemy and Blue Boy.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
1."N.T."Gene Redd, Gene Redd Jr., Cleveland Horne, Roy Handy, Kool & the Gang6:29
2."Ricksonata"Kool & the Gang5:39
3."Sombrero Sam"Charles Lloyd6:42
4."Ronnie's Groove"Redd, Kool & the Gang2:57
Side 2
1."Ike's Mood"Isaac Hayes5:01
2."You've Lost That Loving Feeling"Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector4:59
3."Lucky for Me"Charles Smith3:02
4."Dujii"Rick Westfield6:02

The track "N.T." (short for "No Title") was replaced with "The Penguin" on the UK LP.

The 1999 CD release combined "Ike's Mood" and "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" into one track and included both "N.T." and "The Penguin".


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Kool & the Gang: Live at P.J.'s > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Kool and the Gang: Live at PJ's" (PDF). Record Mirror. June 24, 1972. p. 19.
  3. ^ (The New) Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. 2004. pp. 464–465.