Studio album by Kool & the Gang
September 28, 1981
at House of Music, West Orange, New Jersey
Overdubs at Kendun Recorders, Los Angeles, California and Secret Sound Studios, New York City, New York
Post-disco, urban, funk, R&B
Kool & the Gang chronology
is the thirteenth studio album by American band Something Special Kool & the Gang, released in 1981. It was the group's third consecutive Platinum-certified album.
Reception [ edit ]
It continued the level of success that the band's previous two albums brought, contained several hit singles including: "
Take My Heart" went to No. 1 on the R&B chart and No. 17 on the Pop chart. " Get Down On It" reached No. 4 on the R&B chart and No. 10 on the Pop chart. In addition, " Steppin' Out" ended up at No. 12 on the R&B chart and No. 89 on the Pop chart. In the UK, the album reached #10,  becoming their first hit album there and most successful studio album of all, largely due to the success of the "Get Down On It" single. 
Track listing [ edit ]
Get Down on It" Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang
"Pass It On"
Brown, Taylor, Kool & the Gang
"Stand Up and Sing"
Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang
Brown, Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang
Bell, Kool & the Gang
Personnel [ edit ]
Bass, backing vocals –
Robert "Kool" Bell Lead Guitar –
Charles Smith Saxophone, keyboards, backing vocals –
Ronald Bell Drums, backing vocals – George Brown
Lead and backing vocals –
James "J.T." Taylor Alto saxophone – Dennis Thomas
Alto saxophone, flute, backing vocals – Steve Greenfield
Trombone – Clifford Adams
Trumpet, backing vocals – Michael Ray, Robert Mickens
Keyboards – Brian Jackson
Eumir Deodato Additional percussion – Jimmy Maelen
Additional handclaps –
Platinum Hook Backing vocals – Clifford Adams, Cynthia Huggins, Joan Motley, Kelly Barretto
Engineer – Jim Bonnefond
Assistant engineers – Bobby Scott Cohen, Cliff Hodson, Joe DeAngelis, Julian Robertson
Overdubs engineers – Bob "Ziggy" Winard, Mallory Earl
Mixed by – Eumir Deodato, Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito
Mastered by – Tom Coyne, Stephan Galfas (Assistant)
Producer – Eumir Deodato
Associate producer – Kool & The Gang
Singles [ edit ]
US chart positions
"Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)"
"Get Down On It"
See also [ edit ]
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