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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 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 twelve 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. Kool & the Gang's musical legacy remains in full force with their brand of melodic jazz, funk soul and pop.
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 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 twelve 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. Kool & the Gang's musical legacy remains in full force with their brand of melodic jazz, funk soul and pop.
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Albums Vol. 1 (1970-1978) (Box) (Uk)
Artist: Kool & The Gang
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Kool ; the Gang
2. Breeze ; Soul
3. Chocolate Buttermilk
4. Sea of Tranquility
5. Give It Up
6. Since I Lost My Baby
7. Kools Back Again
8. The Gangs Back Again
9. Raw Hamburger
10. Medley: What Would the World Be Like Without Music / Let the Music Take Your Mind
11. Walk on By
12. Chocolate Buttermilk
13. Trying to Make a Fool of Me
14. Who's Gonna Take the Weight Part 1 ; 2
15. Pneumonia
16. Wichita Lineman
17. I Want to Take You Higher
18. Funky Man
19. The Touch of You
20. N.T
21. Ricksonata
22. Sombrero Sam
23. Ronnie's Groove
24. Ike's Mood/You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
25. Lucky for Me
26. Dujii
27. Music Is the Message
28. Electric Frog (Part 1)
29. Electric Frog (Part 2)
30. Soul Vibrations
31. Love the Life You Live (Part 1) } Segued As Per the Original LP
32. Love the Life You Live (Part 2)
33. Stop, Look ; Listen
34. Blowing with the Wind
35. Funky Granny
36. Good Times
37. Country Junky
38. Wild Is Love
39. North, East, South, West
40. Making Merry Music
41. I Remember John w. Coltrane
42. Rated X
43. Father, Father
44. Funky Stuff
45. More Funky Stuff
46. Jungle Boogie
47. Heaven at Once
48. Hollywood Swinging
49. This Is You, This Is Me
50. Life Is What You Make It
51. Wild and Peaceful
52. Street Corner Symphony
53. Fruitman
54. Rhyme Tyme People
55. Light of Worlds
56. Whiting H. ; G
57. You Don't Have to Change
58. Higher Plane
59. Summer Madness
60. Here After
61. Spirit of the Boogie
62. Ride the Rhythm
63. Jungle Jazz
64. Sunshine and Love
65. Ancestral Ceremony
66. Mother Earth
67. Winter Sadness
68. Caribbean Festival
69. Love ; Understanding
70. Sugar
71. Do It Right Now
72. Cosmic Energy
73. Hollywood Swinging [Live]
74. Summer Madness [Live]
75. Universal Sound [Live]
76. Come Together [Live] ^1
77. Open Sesame ^1
78. Gift of Love ^1
79. Little Children ^1
80. All Night Long ^1
81. Whisper Softly ^1
82. Super Band ^1
83. L-O-V-E ^1
84. Sunshine ^1
85. A Place in Space ^1
86. Slick Superchick ^1
87. Just Be True ^1
88. The Force ^1
89. Mighty Mighty High ^1
90. Oasis ^1
91. Life's a Song ^1
92. Free ^1
93. Everybody's Dancin' ^1
94. Dancin' Shoes ^1
95. Big Chief Funkum ^1
96. I Like Music ^1
97. You Deserve a Break Today ^1
98. At the Party ^1
99. Stay Awhile ^1
100. It's All You Need ^1
101. Peace to the Universe ^1
102. Raw Hamburger ^1
103. Let the Music Take Your Mind ^1
104. Can't Stop (Doing It to You) ^1
105. Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz) ^1
106. 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 ^1
107. Who's Gonna Take the Weight (Part One) ^1
108. Pneumonia ^1
109. The Penguin ^1
110. Higher Plane ^1
111. Spirit of the Boogie ^1
112. Caribbean Festival ^1
113. Caribbean Festival (Disco Version) ^1
114. Get Down with the Boogie ^1
115. Open Sesame (Groove with the Genie) ^1
116. Love ; Understanding (Come Together) ^1
117. Super Band ^1
118. Slick Superchick ^1
119. Everybody's Dancin'

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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 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 twelve 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. Kool & the Gang's musical legacy remains in full force with their brand of melodic jazz, funk soul and pop.
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