デオダートとの共同プロデュース作品最後の作品。グループとしてもまとまり、曲の良さ、スキが無いです。「HI DE HI, HI DE HO」の邦題は「愛でHI, 恋でHO」でしたね、「THINK IT OVER」の邦題は「たそがれのランデヴー」でしたね(笑)

遂にこのころ2度目の来日(今度は本当に、でも東京だけ)が実現しました。ロナルド・ベルが参加しなかったのは残念です。ってゆうかこの後なんどか来日してくれてますが初来日の時しか来ていないので1度でいいから生ロナルド・ベルを見たいです。

AS ONE(1982)

 

1. STREET KIDS - 5:51 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

2. BIG FUN - 5:04 (Robert Bell-James Taylor-George Brown-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

3. AS ONE - 4:42 (Robert Mickens-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

4. HI DE HI, HI DE HO - 4:01 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

5. LET'S GO DANCING - 6:43 (Amir Bayyan-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

6. PRETTY BABY - 4:56 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

7. THINK IT OVER - 4:37 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

BONUS TRACKS

8. BIG FUN (Single Version)

9. LET’S GO DANCING (OOH LA, LA, LA) (Single Version)

10. STREET KIDS (US Single Version)

11. HI DE HI, HI DE HO (UK Single Version)

12. LET’S GO DANCING (OOH LA, LA, LA) (US 12” Promo Dance Remix)

13. STREET KIDS (US 12” Promo Dance Remix)

1982 Delightful Music Ltd. (BMI) Double F Music (ASCAP) except #7

1982 Delightful Music Ltd. (BMI) All rights reserved. Used by Permission.

 

KOOL & THE GANG:

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass guitar, background Vocals

James Taylor -Lead Vocals, background Vocals

Ronald Bell - Tenor Sax, obx synthesizer, background Vocals

George Brown - Drums, background Vocals

Robert Mickens - Trumpet, background Vocals

Charles Smith - Guitar

Dennis Thomas - Handclaps

Michael Ray - Trumpet, background Vocals

Curtis Williams - Keyboards, alto sax

Clifford Adams - Trombone, background Vocals

 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:

Eumir Deodato - Keyboards

Jimmy Maelen - Percussion

Steve Greenfield - Alto Sax

Kermit Moore and Friends - Strings

 

RECORDED AT HOUSE OF MUSIC

West Orange, N.J.

Chif Engineer: Jim Bonnefond

Engineer: Clif Hodsdon

Assistant Engineers: Barbara Ivone & Nelson Ayres

 

Produced by Eumir Deodato

in Association with Kool & The Gang

 

Mixed by Eumir Deodato,

Gabe Vigorito & Jim Bonnefond

Mastered by Jose Rodriguez & Gabe Vigorito

 

Cover Concept: Quintet Heimall

Design: Mo Strom

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Gabe Vigorito, Buzz Willis, Jerry Delet and the staff TWM; Jack Scherer; Sam Alston and the road gang, Michael Young; Jim Kelly; Bernard Stevens, Rorv Bell, Clay Beard, Charlie Gillard, Curtis Mosley, Bobby Redd; Barbara Hernandez; Phyllis Willis; David Sanchez; Jack Rieley; Carol Baker; Willie Davis; Marc Pearlman; Amir Bayyan; Dawn Willis Norman - Thanks for coming through Sal Michaels, Jeff Frasco, Virginia Michaels, Norby Walters Associates; Nancy Vigorito; Stan Price; Martin Feig; Tom Barresi; Judy Crosley; Annette Parker; Linda Vigorito; Wendy Rennick; Donna Zawadzki; Tony Principe; Cynthia Cox; Brandy Foust; Bill Cataldo; House of Music Charlie and Irene Conrad, Stephen Galfas and staff; Effective Music Marketing Ron Ellison; Lenny and the staff of Mr. Limo; Aziz and the Travelling Taj; Mike Johnson, Bill Beatty, Bo and Tony and the staff at S.I.R. Don Robinson;Gina and Ivan at Le Zebra; Carl Davis and LeMans; Dave Dimartino at Guitar Center; John Coulter and Road Runner Associates; Randy Reader, Showco/Showlights; Benton and Bowles; The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co.; Cher Cunning- ham and the Ampex Corporation, Sakinah Bayyan, Randy Davis and Sylvia Hoke.

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Our families who supported us in the past, and are our inspiration for the future. We love you!

 

Special Thanks to Cab Callowey for the

inspiration of HI DE HI, HI DE HO.

 

Management and Direction

Buzz Willis Quintet Associates Ltd.

 

Released on 1982, De-Lite DSR-8505

 

 

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