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ジャズあり、ソウルあり、ファンクありの・・・音楽的にも非常にクオリティの高い意欲作です。特にこのアルバムではロナルド・ベルの活躍がすばらしい。あまりにも有名な「SUMMER MADNESS」収録。

LIGHT OF WORLDS(1974)

 

1. STREET CORNER SYMPHONY - 4:32 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

2. FRUITMAN - 5:19 (Richard Westfield-Kool & The Gang)

3. RHYME-TYME PEOPLE - 3:19 (Dennis Thomas-Penni Saunders-Kool & The Gang)

4. LIGHT OF WORLDS - 4:21 (Claydes E. X. Smith-Kool & The Gang)

5. WHITING H. & G. - 3:17 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

6. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE - 2:39 (Robert Mickens-Kool & The Gang)

7. HIGHER PLANE - 4:57 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

8. SUMMER MADNESS - 4:16 (Robert Mickens-Alton Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

9. HERE AFTER - 2:54 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by K. & G. Productions

 

Special Thanks to:

Brother Brisco, Pride, Passion, Althea Rogers, Debra Morris & Sheila Felton,

Pazant Brothers, Herb Lane, Kenny Banks, Richard Shade, Alton Taylor, Penni Saunders

Recorded at Media Sound

Engineers: Harvey Goldberg, Bob Clearmountain, Godfrey Diamond, Alex Head

Original Album Design: Frank Daniel

Photographs by: Bernie Block/Phil Willen/David Lartaud

Without Whom This Album Would Not Have Been Possible. Thank You!

 

Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Reissue packege design by Mitchell Kanner

Thanks to Geolffrey Erskine, David Raben and Lise Benitah

 

Released September, 1974 as De-Lite DE-2014

1. STREET CORNER SYMPHONY

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Gang Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Gang Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Ronald Bell

ROBERT BELL; Bass

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Percussion

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RONALD BELL; Tenor Saxophone, Arp Synthesizer, Clavinet, Percussion, Bass, Piano

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Saxophone

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

RICK WEST; Piano

 

2. FRUITMAN

(Richard Westfield-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Gang Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Gang Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Rick West

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

ROBERT BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Piano, Lead Vocals

RONALD BELL; Tenor Saxophone

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Saxophone

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet, Fluglehorn

 

3. RHYME-TYME PEOPLE

(Dennis Thomas-Penni Saunders-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Gang Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Gang Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Dennis (D.T.) Thomas

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RONALD BELL; Tenor Saxophone

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

ROBERT BELL; Bass

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Saxophone, Clavinet, Congas, Pecussion, Lead Vocals

PENNI SAUNDERS; Vocals

 

4. LIGHT OF WORLDS

(Claydes E. X. Smith-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Arranged by Claydes E.X. Smith

RONALD BELL; Piano, Clavinet, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals

EDWARD PAZANT: Oboe Solo, Alto Saxophone

ALVIN PAZANT: Trumpet

FEMALE VOCALISTS: "Champagne," Penni Saunders

MALE VOCALISTS: Alton Tayloe, Herb Lane

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Arranger, Conductor, Guitar, Vibes, Percussion

ROBERT BELL; Bass

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

NOEL POINTERS STRINGS

5. WHITING H. & G.

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Gang Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Gang Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

ROBERT BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

DENNIS THOMAS; Pecussion

RONALD BELL; Arp Synthesizer 2600, Piano, Clavinet, Alto Fluto

RICK WEST; Electric Piano

 

6. YOU DON'T HAVE TO CHANGE

(Robert Mickens-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Second Decade Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Sevond Decade Music Co. admin.

by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Robert Mickens

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Vocals

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RONALD BELL; Arp Synthesizer, Mellotron, Piano, Vocals

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

ALTON TAYLOR; Lead Vocals

 

7. HIGHER PLANE

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Second Decade Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Sevond Decade Music Co. admin.

by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

ROBERT BELL; Bass

RONALD BELL; Tenor Saxophone, Piano, Clavinet, Bass, Arp Synthesizer 2600, Lead Vocals

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Saxophone

RICK WEST; Piano

Richard Shade, Kenny Banks, Herb Lane; Background Vocals

 

8. SUMMER MADNESS

(Robert Mickens-Alton Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Second Decade Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Sevond Decade Music Co. admin.

by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Robert Mickens

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

ROBERT BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RONALD BELL; Arp Synthesizer, Mellotron

RICK WEST; Piano

 

9. HERE AFTER

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Gang Music Co. (BMI)

All rights on behalf of Gang Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Gong, Kettle Drums, Percussion

RONALD BELL; Tenor Saxophone, Mellotron, Electric Piano, Vocals, Kalimba, Acoustic Piano, Synthesizer

ROBERT MICHENS; Trumpet

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