State of Affairs (Kool & the Gang album)

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State of Affairs
State of Affairs1996.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 3, 1996
GenreFunk, R&B
Length55:44
LabelCurb
ProducerJ.T. Taylor, Khalis Bayyan
Kool & the Gang chronology
Unite
(1993)
State of Affairs
(1996)
Gangland
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic1.5/5 stars[1]

State of Affairs is the twentieth studio album by the band Kool & the Gang, released in 1996 following a three-year gap between albums.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kahlis Bayyan and James "J.T." Taylor; except where indicated.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Salute to the Ladies" 3:24
2."In the Hood"Bayyan, Taylor, Kool & the Gang4:50
3."Color Line" 5:05
4."Second Thoughts" 5:12
5."Crabs in a Barrel" 4:44
6."Woman, Lover, Friend" 4:55
7."Game of Love"Chuckie Howard, Bayyan, Taylor4:25
8."'90s News" 0:58
9."Life in the '90s" 5:51
10."Friends" 6:00
11."My Body" 5:05
12."Reunited"George "Funky" Brown, Bayyan, Taylor5:14

Personnel[edit]

  • James "J.T." Taylor - Vocals; drum programming; programming; sequencing
  • Khalis Bayyan - Alto and tenor sax; drum programming; programming; sequencing
  • George "Funky" Brown - Drums; drum programming; programming; sequencing
  • Curtis "Fitz" Williams - Keyboards; Moog synthesizer; organ
  • Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Alto sax
  • Clifford Adams - Trombone
  • Amir-Salaam Bayyan - Guitar
  • Jeff Catania - Guitar
  • Shawn McQuiller - Guitar
  • Kirk Lyons - Bass
  • Robert Meeks - Keyboards
  • Paul Sinclair - Piano
  • Rasheed Bell - Background vocals
  • Paul Kayk - Drum programming
Production
  • Rashad Muhammad - Editing, programming
  • Warren Riker - Engineer
  • Kendal Stubbs - Engineer
  • Jeff Toone - Engineer
  • Vittorio Zammarano - Engineer
  • Wade Thoren - Assistant Engineer
  • Ben Arrindell - Mixing
  • Stephan Galfos - Mixing
  • Andy Jackson - Mixing
  • James "J.T." Taylor - Producer
  • Khalis Bayyan - Producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ LeRoy, Dan. "Kool & the Gang: State of Affairs > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 31 October 2011.