遂に出ました!今までクールのボーカルは、自慢のホーンだったのが・・ジェイムズ“JT”テイラーをリード・ボーカルに!このJT。クールに入る前は、学校の先生をしていたという変わり種。がしかし、ルックス良し、歌も良しで低迷期だったクールを一躍トップグループにしてしまいました。70年代の人気の数倍もの人気グループに・・・そして忘れては行けないのは、今までセルフ・プロデュースの形を取ってきたクールたちが、ブラジルの奇才といわれるあの「エミール・デオダート」に全面的に身をゆだねた事。

多くの昔からのファンはサウンドが大きく変わった事にショックは隠せませんでしたが、クールはクール!!ファンク魂は今でも忘れてはいません!!そして、JTのボーカルもカッコイイです。ここからまた新しい快進撃の始まりです。

LADIES' NIGHT(1979)

 

1. LADIES' NIGHT - 6:25 (George M. Brown-Kool & The Gang)

2. GOT YOU INTO MY LIFE - 4:27 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang

3. IF YOU FEEL LIKE DANCIN' - 5:06 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

4. HANGIN' OUT - 5:27 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

5. TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT - 7:09 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

6. TOO HOT - 4:56 (George M. Brown-Kool & The Gang)

BONUS TRACKS

7. LADIES NIGHT (12” Promo Disco Mix)

8. HANGIN’ OUT (12” Disco Mix)

9. TONIGHTS THE NIGHT (Single Version)

10. LADIES NIGHT (Single Version)

11. TOO HOT (Single Version)

12. HANGIN’ OUT (Single Version)

All Selections BMI

Piblished by Delightful Music LTD. and Gang Music LTD.

 

Produced by Eumir Deodato, in Association with Kool & The Gang

 

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

George Brown - Drums, Background Vocals

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass, Background Vocals

Claydes Smith - Guitar

Earl Toon Jr. - Keyboards,Background Vocals

Ronald Bell (Khalis Bayyan) - Tenor Saxophone, Keyboards, Bass,

   Background Vocals

Dennis Thomas - Alto Saxophone, Background Vocals

Robert Mickens - Trumpet

Earl Toon, Jr. - Background Vocals

Adam Ippolito - Keyboards

Eumir Deodato - Keyboards

Chris Alberts - Trumpet

John Faddis - Trumpet

 

Something Sweet (Cynthia Huggins, Joan Motley, Diane Cameron)

   - Background Vocals (Female)

 

Recorded at House of Music, New Jersey / Media Sound, New York

Recording Engineer: Jim Bonnefond

Mixed by Eumir Deodato, Jim Bonnefond and Gabe Vigorito

Eumir Deodato courtesy of Worner Bros. Recording Inc.

Masterd at Frankford Wayne by Tom Coyne

 

Cover Photograph: Paul Vega / Clothes by Sun Le Sun

Group Photograph: Benno Friedman

Art Direction: M. Doud / Design: Joe Kotleba

 

In Appreciation to the Songwriters Who Gave of Their Talents:

Ronald Bell/George Brown/Robert Bell/Meekaeel Muhammed/

Dennis Thomas/James Taylor/Earl Toon, Jr./Robert Mickens

& Eumir Deodato.

 

Special Thanks to: Gabe Vigorito, Staff at De-Lite Records, Jeffrey Kawalek, Craig Bishop, Cliff Hodsdon, Julian Robertson, Sam Lewin, Irene & Charlie Conrad, Peter Rolinavage, Joe Intile, Billy Guerra, Bobby, Eisenberg, Sam Alston, Les Paul, Steve Kahn, Mellow Mel, Tiahmo Scottie, Pinball Machine, Ampex (All From House of Music) and also Pete Thea (Media Sound), Marc Pearman, and Buzzy Willis. We Love You Deodato.

We Have Been Blessed.

 

Released on 1979, De-Lite DSR-9513

 

 

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