セカンドアルバムにしてライブ盤。(ここがミソ)おそらくレコードデビュー前からライブ活動を精力的にこなしていたと思うけど、まだメンバーが20代前半の若さあふれる演奏が聞くこちらにも伝わってくる。ほとばしる汗をかきながらファンクを感じたい。(なんだそれゃ?)

LIVE AT THE SEX MACHINE(1971)

 

1. WHAT WOULD THE WORLD BE LIKE WITHOUT MUSIC/

 LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND MEDLEY

    - 4:29 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

2. WALK ON BY - 5:15 (Burt Bacharach-Hal David)

3. CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK - 2:09 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

4. TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME - 4:29 (Thomas Bell-William Hart)

5. WHO'S GONNA TAKE THE WEIGHT - 6:20 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

6. PNEUMONIA - 5:22 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

7. WICHITA LINEMAN - 5:27 (Jim Webb)

8. I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER - 4:13 (Sylvester Stewart)

9. FUNKY MAN - 3:24 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

10. THE TOUCH OF YOU - 4:14 (Jerry Jones-Eddie Jackson)

11. KOOL IT (HERE COMES THE FUZZ)* - 2:58 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

*Previously Unreleased

 

All songs published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

except as noted.

 

Robert Mickens (Spike) - Trumpet

Claydes Smith - Guitar

Ricky West - Piano,Organ

Ronald Bell (Ronnie) - Tenor Sax (Music Director)

George Brown" - Drums

Dennis Thomas - Alto Sax

Robert Bell - Bass

 

Produced by: Gene Redd for Redd Coach Production

Arrenged by: Gene Redd

Engineered by: Malcolm Addey

Remote Recording: Bell Sound Studios

Edited by: Gene Redd, Sr.

Art Direction/Design: Douglas Fiske

Photography: Elliot Kaufman

Vocal Background Supervision by: Carl Hall

 

Digitally Remasterd by: Gary Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Package Redesign by: Mitchell Kanner

 

#1-10 originally released February 1971 as De-Lite DE-2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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