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The Best of Kool & the Gang 1969-1976 ()

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The Best of Kool & the Gang 1969-1976 - Kool & the Gang
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  1. Funky Stuff
  2. Who's Gonna Take the Weight?, Pts. 1 & 2
  3. Rhyme-Tyme People
  4. Hollywood Swinging
  5. Love the Life You Live, Pts. 1 & 2
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  1. Funky Stuff
  2. Who's Gonna Take the Weight?, Pts. 1 & 2
  3. Rhyme-Tyme People
  4. Hollywood Swinging
  5. Love the Life You Live, Pts. 1 & 2
  6. Give It Up
  7. Chocolate Buttermilk
  8. Jungle Boogie
  9. Let the Music Take Your Mind
  10. Open Sesame, Pt. 2
  11. Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)
  12. Summer Madness
  13. N.T., Pts. 1 & 2
  14. Pneumonia
  15. Love & Understanding (Come Together)
  16. Spirit of the Boogie
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Although Kool & the Gang became pop superstars in the 1980s on the strength of J.T. Taylor's silky voice and several catchy arrangements, R&B fans regard their true glory days as the 1970s. The New Jersey-based ensemble patented a jazz-tinged funk approach keyed by Robert "Kool" Bell's basslines, red-hot horn lines, chunky keyboards and guitar riffs, and functional vocals. Although they seldom ventured beyond the R&B charts during this era, their music had far more bite than their later pop hits. These 16 cuts pay homage to ...

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