Open Sesame (Kool & the Gang album)

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Open Sesame
Open Sesame1976.jpg
Studio album by Kool & the Gang
Released November 1976
Genre Funk, disco
Length 35:03 (LP),
51:33 (CD)
Label De-Lite
Producer Kool and the Gang
Kool & the Gang chronology
Love & Understanding
Open Sesame
The Force
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Open Sesame is the eighth studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1976. The album yielded the hit title track, "Open Sesame", which achieved some success, first as a top ten R&B single, then later as part of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.[2] "Super Band" also reached the R&B top twenty. The album was the second of two albums released by the band in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kool & the Gang unless otherwise noted.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Open Sesame (Groove with the Genie)" Ronald "Khalis Bayyan" Bell/Kool & The Gang 3:46
2. "Gift of Love" Ronald "Khalis Bayyan" Bell, Donna Johnson/Kool & The Gang 4:07
3. "Little Children" Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson/Kool & The Gang 5:28
4. "All Night Long" Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson/Kool & The Gang 3:53
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Whisper Softly" Ronald "Khalis Bayyan" Bell, Donna Johnson/Kool & The Gang 6:04
2. "Super Band"   4:54
3. "L-O-V-E" George Brown/Kool & The Gang 3:23
4. "Sunshine" Robert "Spike" Mickens, Donna Johnson/Kool & The Gang 3:28


  • Bass, Vocals, Percussion – Robert "Kool" Bell
  • Drums – George Brown
  • Guitar, Percussion – Claydes Smith
  • Saxophone, flute, clavinet, synthesizer, vocals, keyboards, percussion, vibraphone, strings – Ronald Bell
  • Saxophone, flute, vocals, percussion, congas – Dennis Thomas
  • Trumpet, flugelhorn – Larry Gittens
  • Trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion – Robert Mickens
  • Vocals, percussion, trombone – Otha Nash


  1. ^ "Kool & the Gang: Open Sesame" at AllMusic. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Soundtracks for Saturday Night Fever". IMDB. Retrieved 29 October 2011.