このころになると毎年のように来日してくれ、実は何度見たか忘れてしまっている(^_^;)、テレビの洋楽番組とかでも頻繁にプロモーション・ビデオがオンエアされるようになり、クール人気は相当なものです!!今でも「CHERISH」はいろんな場面で使われます。

メルセデスのCMでも使われましたね。このアルバムもポップ路線で商業的には大成功です。

EMERGENCY(1984)

 

1. EMERGENCY - 5:18 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

2. FRESH - 4:23 (James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

3. MISLED - 4:59 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

4. CHERISH - 4:48 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

5. SURRENDER - 4:59 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

6. BAD WOMAN - 5:39 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

7. YOU ARE THE ONE - 7:04 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

 

PRODUCED BY: Jim Bonnefond, Ronald Bell & Kool & The Gang

 

James "J.T." Taylor -Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass guitar

George Brown - Drums

Charles Smith - Guitar

Curtis "Fitz" Williams - Keyboards, Synthesizer

   YAMAHA DX-1; YAMAHA DX-7; OBERHEIM XPANDER; OBX-A; OB-8; JUNO-60

Ronald "Khalis" Bell - Tenor Sax, OB-8 Synthesizer, Background Vocals

Robert "Spike" Mickens - Trumpet

Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Alto Sax

Clifford Adams - Trombone, Background Vocals

Michael Ray - Trumpet

 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS:

Starleana "Star" Young - Background Vocals

Kendal Stubbs - Background Vocals

 

Rick Iantosca - Guitar on "Misled", "Emergency", "Fresh", "Bad Woman" & "Surrender"

Jimmy Maelen - Percussions

Kendal "Sheep" Stubbs - Bass guitar on "Misled"

 

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND VOCAL ON "Emergency" - Clifford Adams

COORDINATION: Gabe Vigorito, De-Lite Records Sound Corp.

ALL SONGS PUBLISHED BY: Delightful Music Ltd.

 

COVER CONCEPT: Joni Weinstein

DESIGN: Joni Weinstein

ART DIRECTION: Murry Whiteman & Joni Weinstein

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Brian Hagiwara

GRAPHICS: Lumel/Whiteman Graphic Design

MAKE-UP: Roz Burns

STYLIST: Lazaro Arias

FASHIONS BY: Matinique of In-Wear Matinique (N.Y.C.)

 

RECORDED AT: Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

   The House Of Music. West Orange, New Jersey

ENGINEERS: Jim Bonnefond & Kendal Stubbs

ASSISTANT ENGINEER: Joe Roth

MIXED BY: Jim Bonnefond, Gabe Vigorito, Kendal Stubbs & Ronald Bell

MASTERED AT: Sterling Sound By Jose Rodriguez

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO: Gabe Vigorito, Patrice Acocella, Barbara Cilletta, Judy Crosley, Wendy Rennick, Stan Price, Annette Parker, Tony Principe and the staff at De-Lite Records, PolyGram Records, Irene and Charlie Conrad and The House of Music, Sam Alston and The Road Gang, Michael Young, Jim Kelly, Rory Bell, Rorv Bell, Clay Beard, Charlie Gillard, Bobby Redd, Adil Bayyan, Randy Weber, Gerald Delet, Marsha Diggs, Mervyn Dash, Susie Faieta, Michaelle Faieta, Nina Ray, and the staff at TWM, Jack Schere, Morris Pliskow, Barbara Hernandez, Willie Davis, Marc Pearlman, Sal Michaels, Jeff Frasco, Norby Walters & Associates, Lenny and the staff of Mr. Limo, Aziz and the Travelling Taj, Mike Johnson and the staff at S.I.R. Don Robinson, Gina and Ivan at LeZebra, Mitchell's Unisex Salon, Sakinah Fashions, Carl Davis & Lemans, Dave DiMartino at Guitar Center, Sam Ashe Music, Pastore Music, Benton and Bowles, The Joseph Schlitz Brewing Co., Howard Bloom, Leah Grammatica, Point staff, Benji Armbrister, Peal Bell, The Avit Corp., McDonalds, United Negro College Fund, Tony Johnson, Ron Carter & George Benson.

Good Bless Nancy & Michael.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO: All our families who have supported us with their love, energy and positive vibrations through the years.

 

Inspiration for song "FRESH" - Muhammad Bell, Hakim Bell, Jacinta Manning, Yolanda Hagins, Gina Merritt & Rasheed Merritt.

 

NATIONAL MUSICAL AMBASSADORS OF BIG BROTHERS AND BIG SISTERS OF AMERICA.

 

MICHAEL BELL AND THE COLOR SOUND PROJECT.

 

IN THE NAME OF, THE ONE WHO'S GRACIOUS, THE ONE WHO'S MERCIFUL, HIGH AND MIGHTY, WE CAN FEEL IT, THROUGH YOUR ORESENCE, ALL AROUND US EVERYDAY. WHEN WE'RE SINGING, WORKING, PLAYING, WE GIVE PRAISES TO YOUR NAME. WE THANK THE CREATOR FOR BLESSING US WITH SUCCESS.

 

Released on 1984, De-Lite DSR-8509

 

 

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