Something Special Studio album by Released September 24, 1981 Recorded 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 Genre Post-disco, urban, funk, R&B Length 36: 18 Label De-Lite Records Producer Eumir Deodato Kool & the Gang chronology
Singles from Something Special
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 ]
Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Allmusic 
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 ]
1. " Get Down on It" Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang 4:58 2. "Pass It On" Brown, Taylor, Kool & the Gang 4:34 3. "Stand Up and Sing" Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang 4:35 4. "No Show" Brown, Taylor, Bell, Kool & the Gang 4:25
9. "Stop!" Bell, Kool & the Gang 3:22
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
 UK chart positions
"Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)"
"Get Down On It"
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