Music Is the Message

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Music Is the Message
Music Is The Message1972.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released July 1972
Genre Funk, soul, R&B
Length 34:13
Label De-Lite
Producer Gene Redd, Jr., Kool & the Gang
Kool & the Gang chronology
Live at PJ's
Music Is the Message
Good Times
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Music Is the Message is the second studio album released by the funk band Kool & the Gang. The album was released in 1972, although the band's widespread recognition would not come until 1973's Wild and Peaceful.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kool & the Gang; except where indicated.

Side 1
No. Title Length
1. "Music Is the Message" 5:18
2. "Electric Frog (Part 1)" 3:43
3. "Electric Frog (Part 2)" 3:02
4. "Soul Vibrations" 4:39
Side 2
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love the Life You Live (Part 1)" Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 3:01
2. "Love the Life You Live (Part 2)" Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 2:48
3. "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:26
4. "Blowin' with the Wind"   2:31
5. "Funky Granny" Kool & the Gang, Gene Redd 5:55


  • Dennis "D. T." Thomas - alto saxophone, vocals, flute, percussion
  • Ronald Bell - tenor saxophone, vocals, alto flute
  • Robert "Spike" Mickens - trumpet, vocals, flugelhorn, percussion
  • Claydes Smith - guitar
  • Rick West - piano, vocals, ARP synthesizer
  • Robert "Kool" Bell - bass, vocals
  • George Brown - drums, vocals, percussion


  1. ^ Bush, John. "Kool & the Gang: Music is the Message" at AllMusic. Retrieved 27 October 2011.