Live at PJ's

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Live at PJ's
Live at PJs1971.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 1971
Recorded29 May 1971,
live at P.J.'s, West Hollywood
GenreFunk, soul jazz
Length46:06
LabelDe-Lite
ProducerGene Redd
Kool and the Gang chronology
Live at the Sex Machine
(1971)
Live at PJ's
(1971)
Music Is the Message
(1972)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Record Mirror(favourable)[2]

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.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

Side 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."N.T."Gene Redd, 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
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Ike's Mood"Isaac Hayes, Barry Mann5:01
2."You've Lost That Loving Feeling"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.[5]

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".[6]

References[edit]

  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). americanradiohistory.com. Record Mirror. June 24, 1972. p. 19.
  3. ^ "Top 20 Most Sampled Breakbeats 2016 Update".
  4. ^ "Songs that sampled "N.T."".
  5. ^ Kool & the Gang – Live at P.J.'s at Discogs
  6. ^ Kool & the Gang – Live at P.J.'s (CD) at Discogs