このアルバムを最後にリード・ボーカルのジェームス"JT"テイラーがソロ活動へ。JT脱退のうわさが流れ来日公演が・・やっぱり噂は本当でした。JTの後に参加したボーカルは・・そして今まで慣れ親しんだDe-Liteレーベルが、米マーキュリー傘下になり「De-Lite」のロゴが無くなってしまいました。(;。;)

FOREVER(1986)

 

1. VICTORY - 4:36 (Khalis Bayyan-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

2. I.B.M.C. - 4:19 (Khalis Bayyan-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

3. STONE LOVE - 4:33 (Charles Smith-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

4. FOREVER - 5:04 (Khalis Bayyan-D.Kyles-James Taylor)

5. HOLIDAY - 4:14 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

6. PEACE MAKER - 4:42 (George Brown-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

7. BROADWAY - 3:42 (Curtis Williams-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

8. SPECIAL WAY - 5:27 (Khalis Bayyan-D.Kyles-James Taylor-Kendal Stubbs-George Brown)

9. GOD'S COUNTRY - 5:05 (James Taylor-G.Culpepper-Kool & The Gang)

 

PRODUCED BY: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell), I.B.M.C. & Kool & The Gang

 

KOOL & THE GANG:

Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) - Saxophone, Keyboard

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass

James "J.T." Taylor -Lead Vocals

George Brown - Drums

Curtis "Fitz" Williams - Keyboards

Charles Smith - Guitar

Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas - Alto Sax

Robert "Spike" Mickens - Trumpet

Clifford Adams - Trombone

Michael Ray - Trumpet

 

RECORDED AT: Quiet Sound Studios, Larrabee Sound, Record Plant, Hit Factory

MIXED AT: Quiet Sound Studios & Hit Factory

MIXED BY: Kendal Stubbs, Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

ENGINEERS: Kendal Stubbs

ASSISTANT ENGINEERS: Peter Ibrahim Duarte, Roger Talkov,

   Craig Vogel-Second Engineer (Hit Factory)

MASTERED AT: Frankford Wayne Mastering Lab. N.Y.C. by Herb "Pump" Powers, Jr.

EXECTIVE PRODUCER: Gabe Vigorito

ALL SONGS PUBLISHED BY: Delightful Music Ltd.

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO: Gerald Delet, Sam Alston, Barbara Hernandez, Lisa Barclay, Nina Andino

SPECIAL THANKS TO: PolyGram Records, Adil Bayyan, Bobby Red, Michael Young, Clay Beard, Charlie Gillard, Robert Jackson, Doug Epting, Charles Stone, James Craig, Jr., Theotis Williams, Steve Harris, Eric Anthony, Jack Scherer, Mervyn Dash, Eliot Loshak, Morris Pliskow, Willie Davis, Brenda Davis, Cindy Rosenthal, Andy Gould, Cara Epstein, Rhoda Washington, Maria Velazquez, Lesley Gould, Jenny Chin, LA Trina Brown, Al Andino, Michelle Faieta, Susan Faieta, Sal Michaels, Jeff Frasco, Norby Walters & Associates, Dave Panetta & Staff of Alpine Limo, Hoffman Travel, Le Coq Sportif, Mike Johnson and the Staff of S.I.R., Sony, for the use of their Digital 48 track, Don Robinson, Sakinah Fashions, Carl Davis & Lemans, Howard Bloom, Leah Grammatica, Marc Pearlman and the Erskine Pearlman Zoo, Walleyyah Salaam, Tony Johnson, Royal Bayyan, Amir Bayyan, Talib Bayyan, Charlene (Toddy) Shariff, Jim Hurtig (V.P.) Margaret Burns, Sheila Graham, Joni Weinstein, Hackensack High School and Lincoln High School.

 

THIS IS DEDICATED TO OUR PARENTS AND FAMILLES. WE LOVE YOU FOREVER

 

All the day gone by will be sovored forever. we cherish our memories and will one day play together again for the Creator who taught us everything we know. We loved you yesterday, today and tomorrow. We dedicate this album to all our dear departed loved ones and the loving memory of our friend and brother, Richard Allen (Ricky) Westfield.

 

ALBUM RECORDED BY: "I.B.M.C. Group Processing"

   Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell), Kendal Stubbs, Peter Ibrahim Duarte,

   Randy Weber, Alex Williams, Jay Biolie

 

ADDITIONAL MUSICIANS: Kendal Stubbs, Alex Williams, Mark Attalla

ALL VOCALS: James "J.T." Taylor

ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND VOCALS ON:

God's Country, Holiday, I.B.M.C. & Peace Maker*

Berbara Hernandez, Starleana Young, Lisa Foster, Jeff Clardy, Bert Clardy, Kendal Stubbs

*Kool & The Gang

 

SYNTHESIZER PROGRAMMING CREATIVE SOFTWARE: Randy Weber

DRUM PROGRAMMING: Kendal Stubbs

 

MANAGEMENT & DIRECTION:

Gerald Delet, World Wide Entertainment Complex, Inc,.

Quintet Associates Ltd,. Kool & The Gang

 

DESIGN: George Corsillo

ART DIRECTION: Bill Levy

COVER PHOTOGRAPHY: Gil Gilbert

MAKE-UP: Rosalyn Burns Brock

FASHIONS BY: Carl Davis for Lemans Designs

 

Released on 1986, Mercury (830 398-1)/ PolyGram Records, Inc.

 

 

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