Kool & The Gang

The Albums Vol. 1 (1970-1978)

  • Released: 17/06/2022
  • Label: Edsel
  • Genre: Funk

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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.

“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 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.

Tracklist

CD1: Kool & The Gang (1970)

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

CD2: Live At The Sex Machine (1971)

1 Medley: What Would The World Be Like Without Music / Let The Music Take Your Mind
2 Walk On By
3 Chocolate Buttermilk
4 Trying To Make A Fool Of Me
5 Who's Gonna Take The Weight Part 1 & 2
6 Pneumonia
7 Wichita Lineman
8 I Want To Take You Higher
9 Funky Man
10 The Touch Of You

CD3: Live at P.J.'s (1971)

1 N.T.
2 Ricksonata
3 Sombrero Sam
4 Ronnie's Groove
5 Ike's Mood/You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
6 Lucky For Me
7 Dujii

CD4: Music Is The Message (1972)

1 Music Is The Message
2 Electric Frog (Part 1)
3 Electric Frog (Part 2)
4 Soul Vibrations
5 / 6 Love The Life You Live (Part 1) } segued as per the original LP
Love The Life You Live (Part 2) }
7 Stop, Look & Listen
8 Blowing With The Wind
9 Funky Granny

CD5: Good Times (1972)

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

CD6: Wild And Peaceful (1973)

1 Funky Stuff
2 More Funky Stuff
3 Jungle Boogie
4 Heaven At Once
5 Hollywood Swinging
6 This Is You, This Is Me
7 Life Is What You Make It
8 Wild And Peaceful

CD7: Light Of Worlds (1974)

1 Street Corner Symphony
2 Fruitman
3 Rhyme Tyme People
4 Light Of Worlds
5 Whiting H. & G.
6 You Don't Have To Change
7 Higher Plane
8 Summer Madness
9 Here After

CD8: Spirit Of The Boogie (1975)

1 Spirit Of The Boogie
2 Ride The Rhythm
3 Jungle Jazz
4 Sunshine And Love
5 Ancestral Ceremony
6 Mother Earth
7 Winter Sadness
8 Caribbean Festival

CD9: Love & Understanding (1976)

1 Love & Understanding
2 Sugar
3 Do It Right Now 
4 Cosmic Energy
5 Hollywood Swinging [live]
6 Summer Madness [live] 
7 Universal Sound [live] 
8 Come Together [live]

CD10: Open Sesame (1976)

1 Open Sesame 
2 Gift Of Love 
3 Little Children 
4 All Night Long
5 Whisper Softly
6 Super Band
7 L-O-V-E
8 Sunshine

CD11: The Force (1977)

1 A Place In Space 
2 Slick Superchick
3 Just Be True
4 The Force
5 Mighty Mighty High
6 Oasis 15 Love & Understanding
7 Life's A Song
8 Free

CD12: Everybody's Dancin' (1978)

1 Everybody's Dancin'
2 Dancin' Shoes
3 Big Chief Funkum
4 I Like Music
5 You Deserve A Break Today
6 At The Party
7 Stay Awhile
8 It's All You Need
9 Peace To The Universe

CD13: Singles Selection

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

Soundwave

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQSI-rUUYqA