Live at the Sex Machine

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Live at the Sex Machine
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Live album by
ReleasedFebruary 1971
RecordedMay 1970
ProducerGene Redd
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Live at the Sex Machine is the first live album released by the funk band Kool and the Gang. The album was released in 1971, and reached #6 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart. Not only was it a Top 10 album, it stayed on the chart for 33 weeks; an impressive time span compared to most albums of the era. Although the band's huge success would not come until a few albums later, this release was popular with the R&B market. Like most of their early catalog, it was sampled by several artists during Hip-Hop's "Golden Era" of the 1980s and early 1990s. The track "Funky Man" was sampled in "Smack My Bitch Up" by The Prodigy.

Track listing[edit]

Side I
1."What Would the World Be Like Without Music / Let the Music Take Your Mind"Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd4:29
2."Walk on By"Burt Bacharach, Hal David5:15
3."Chocolate Buttermilk"Kool & the Gang, Redd2:09
4."Trying to Make a Fool of Me"Thom Bell, William Hart4:29
5."Who's Gonna Take the Weight"Kool & the Gang, Redd6:20
Side II
1."Pneumonia"Kool & the Gang, Redd5:22
2."Wichita Lineman"Jimmy Webb5:27
3."I Want to Take You Higher"Sylvester Stewart4:13
4."Funky Man"Kool & the Gang, Redd3:24
5."Touch of You"Eddie Jackson, Jerry Jones4:14
CD release bonus track
11."Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)"Kool & the Gang, Redd2:58


  1. ^ Kurutz, Steve. "Kool & the Gang: Live at the Sex Machine" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.

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