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MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE(1972)

 

1. MUSIC IS THE MESSAGE - 5:18 (Kool & The Gang)

2. ELECTRIC FROG (PART 1) - 3:43 (Kool & The Gang)

3. ELECTRIC FROG (PART 2) - 3:02 (Kool & The Gang)

4. SOUL VIBRATIONS - 4:39 (Kool & The Gang)

5. LOVE THE LIFE YOU LIVE (PART 1&2) - 5:40 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

6. STOP, LOOK, LISTEN (TO YOUR HEART) - 3:26 (Thom Bell-Linda Creed)

7. BLOWIN' WITH THE WIND - 2:31 (Kool & The Gang)

8. FUNKY GRANNY - 5:55 (Kool & The Gang-Gene Redd)

 

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

 

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass, Vocals

Ronald Bell - Tenor Sax, Alto Flute, Vocals

George Brown" - Drums, Percussion, Vocals

Robert (Spike) Mickens - Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Vocals

Ricky West - Piano, Arp, Soloist, Vocals

Dennis (D.T.) Thomas - Alto Sax, Percussion, Flute, Vocals

Claydes Smith - Guitar

 

Produced and Arranged by Kool & The Gang

“Love The Life You Live” and “Funky Granny”

Produced and Arranged by Gene Redd, Jr.

 

Recorded at Bell Sound Studios

Cover Design by Design Group

Back-Liner by Alfredo Seville

 

Special thanks to Assunta Dell'Aquila ....Harpist

 

Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Package redesign by Mitchell Kanner

 

Originally released in July, 1972 (De-Lite DE-2011)

 

 

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