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The Albums Vol. 1: 1970-1978 Kool and the Gang

£89.99

Released: 8th July 2022

Barcode: 740155730239

  • Format: CD Box Set
  • Category: R&B & Soul
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Released: 8th July 2022

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  • Description

    With a cannon of more than 20 albums, Kool & The Gang are one of the most sampled bands in music history. From their roots in the mid-late '60s, the band has explored many musical styles from jazz and soul, funk and rock, R&B/Pop, with Gene Redd at the helm for their first handful of albums. Formed by brothers Robert 'Kool' Bell (Muhammad Bayyan) and Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) and five close friends, Kool & The Gang signed to De-Lite Records in 1969, releasing their eponymous debut album, 'Kool and The Gang' worldwide the following year, having reached the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart with the title track. In 1973, Kool & The Gang reached the Billboard Top 30 for the first time with 'Funky Stuff', which was swiftly followed by 'Jungle Boogie' and 'Hollywood Swinging', which both reached the US Top 10. These are two of their most instantly recognisable earlier recordings, due to them being sampled and featured in present day TV commercials. More hits followed, including 1975's 'Summer Madness', again instantly recognisable from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince's (aka Will Smith) global hit 'Summertime' in 1991. However, it was the inclusion of their 1976 track 'Open Sesame' on the 50 million selling units 'Saturday Night Fever' soundtrack, that they really gained worldwide commercial popularity and recognition. 'The Albums Vol. 1: 1970-1978' is the first of two box sets that cover the band's first 20 years. The set contains 119 tracks across 13 CDs, from the band's 12 studio and live albums, released worldwide from 1970's debut 'Kool & The Gang' and 1978's 'Everybody's Dancin'', as well as a bonus 'Singles Selection' disc, containing singles edits and non-LP tracks.
  • Track listing

    ⠀ Disc 1

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Kool & the Gang Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Breeze & Soul Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Chocolate Buttermilk Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Sea of Tranquility Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Give It Up Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Since I Lost My Baby Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Kool's Back Again Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 The Gang's Back Again Kool and the Gang
    Track 9 Raw Hamburger Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 10

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Open Sesame Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Gift of Love Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Little Children Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 All Night Long Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Whisper Softly Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Super Band Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 L-O-V-E Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Sunshine Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 11

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 A Place in Space Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Slick Superchick Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Just Be True Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 The Force Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Mighty Mighty High Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Oasis Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Life's a Song Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Free Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 12

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Everybody's Dancin' Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Dancin' Shoes Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Big Chief Funkum Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 I Like Music Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 You Deserve a Break Today Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 At the Party Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Stay a While Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 It's All You Need Kool and the Gang
    Track 9 Peace to the Universe Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 13

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Raw Hamburger Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Let the Music Take Your Mind Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Can't Stop (Doing It to You) Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz) Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Who's Gonna Take the Weight (Part One) Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Pneumonia Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 The Penguins Kool and the Gang
    Track 9 Higher Plane Kool and the Gang
    Track 10 Spirit of the Boogie Kool and the Gang
    Track 11 Caribbean Festival Kool and the Gang
    Track 12 Caribbean Festival (Disco Version) Kool and the Gang
    Track 13 Get Down With the Boogie Kool and the Gang
    Track 14 Open Sesame (Groove With the Genie) Kool and the Gang
    Track 15 Love & Understanding (Come Together) Kool and the Gang
    Track 16 Super Band Kool and the Gang
    Track 17 Slick Superchick Kool and the Gang
    Track 18 Everybody's Dancin' Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 2

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 What Would the World Be Like Without Music/Let the Music Take Your Mind Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Walk On By Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Chocolate Buttermilk Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Trying to Make a Fool of Me Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Who's Gonna Take the Weight Part 1 & 2 Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Pneumonia Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Wichita Lineman Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 I Want to Take You Higher Kool and the Gang
    Track 9 Funky Man Kool and the Gang
    Track 10 The Touch of You Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 3

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 N.T. Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Ricksonata Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Sombrero Sam Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Ronnie's Groove Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Ike's Mood/You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Lucky for Me Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Dujii Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 4

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Music Is the Message Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Electric Frog (Part 1) Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 El Maximo Solar Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Soul Vibrations Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Love the Life You Live (Part 1)/Love the Life You Live (Part 2) Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Stop, Look & Listen Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Blowing With the Wind Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Funky Granny Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 5

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Good Times Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Country Junky Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Wild Is Love Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 North, East, South, West Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Making Merry Music Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 I Remember John W. Coltrane Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Rated X Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Father, Father Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 6

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Funky Stuff Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 More Funky Stuff Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Jungle Boogie Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Heaven at Once Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Hollywood Swinging Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 This Is You, This Is Me Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Life Is What You Make It Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Wild and Peaceful Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 7

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Street Corner Symphony Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Fruitman Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Rhyme Tyme People Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Light of Worlds Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Whiting H. & G. Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 You Don't Have to Change Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Higher Plane Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Summer Madness Kool and the Gang
    Track 9 Here After Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 8

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Spirit of the Boogie Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Ride the Rhythm Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Jungle Jazz Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Sunshine and Love Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Ancestry Ceremony Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Mother Earth Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Winter Sadness Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Caribbean Festival Kool and the Gang

    ⠀ Disc 9

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 Love & Understanding Kool and the Gang
    Track 2 Sugar Kool and the Gang
    Track 3 Do It Right Now Kool and the Gang
    Track 4 Cosmic Energy Kool and the Gang
    Track 5 Hollywood Swinging Kool and the Gang
    Track 6 Summer Madness Kool and the Gang
    Track 7 Universal Sound Kool and the Gang
    Track 8 Come Together Kool and the Gang
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 13 disc(s)
    Format: CD / Box Set
    Label Edsel
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