邦題『開けゴマ!』そのまんまです。このアルバムは初期盤は真ん中から開く見開きジャケットで開くと海賊の格好したギャングたちの顔が出てきます。(笑)サウンド的にはまたまた前作とは違った試みで、ビックリです。「OPEN SESAME」ではクール独特の分厚いホーンは健在ながら、いままでに無いソフトタッチの曲などバラエティに富んだアルバムに仕上げてます。

「OPEN SESAME」は映画『サタデイ・ナイト・フィーバー』にも使われました。これも時代ですね・・

OPEN SESAME(1976)

 

1. OPEN SESAME - 3:48 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

2. GIFT OF LOVE - 4:10 (Ronald Bell-Donna Johnson-Kool & The Gang)

3. LITTLE CHILDREN - 5:32 (Claydes Smith-Donna Johnson-Kool & The Gang)

4. ALL NIGHT LONG - 4:55 (Claydes Smith-Donna Johnson-Kool & The Gang)

5. WHISPER SOFTLY - 6:05 (Ronald Bell-Donna Johnson-Kool & The Gang)

6. SUPER BAND - 5:56 (Kool & The Gang)

7. L-O-V-E - 3:23 (George Brown-Kool & The Gang)

8. SUNSHINE - 3:29 (Robert Mickens-Donna Johnson-Kool & The Gang)

BONUS TRACK:

9. OPEN SESAME (Groove With The Genie) - Part 2 (Single Version)

10. SUPER BAND (Single Version)

11. OPEN SESAME (Groove With The Genie)

(Promotional 12" - Special Disco Version)

 

All selections published by Delightful Music, Ltd./Gang Music, Ltd. (BMI)

 

 

PERFORMERS:

CLAYDES SMITH: Electric & acoustical guitars & percussion

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL: Bass Guitar, vocals & percussion

GEORGE BROWN: Drums, *vocals, percussion, *keyboard & *clavinet

RICK WEST: **Keybord,**vibes & **vocals

LARRY GITTENS: Trumpet & fluglehorn

ROBERT MICHENS: Trumpet, fluglehorn & percussion

OTHA NASH: Vocals, percussion,valve & slide trombone

DENNIS THOMAS: Alto Sax, flute, vocals, percussion & congas

RONALD BELL: Tenor Sax, alto Flute, clavinet, arp-synthesizer, vocals

        keyboard, percussion, string ensemble & vibes

*Keyboad, clavinet & vocals on "L-o-v-e"

**Keyboard on "Sunshine" & "All Night Long"

Vocal on "Open Sesame"

Vibes on "Little Children"

 

FEMALE VOCALS (Something Sweet)

RENEE CONNEL

JOAN MOTLEY

BEVERLY OWENS

CYNTHIA HUGGINS - ***Lead vocals

***For "L-o-v-e", "Whisper Softly", "Gift of Love" & "Sunshine"

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

Donald Boyce - Voice of the Genie

Donna Johnson - Lead vocal for "Little Children"

Ellouise Daughn - Harpest

Carey Muse - Background vocal on "L-o-v-e"

THE CHILDREN - For the song "Little Children"

Kyia Bayyan/Muhammad Bayyan/Hakim Bayyan

To our staff under the direction of Charles "Jazzbo" Collins with

assistance from Bobby Simms, Donald Boyce & Sammy Alston

 

Arranged by Kool & the Gang

George Brown - "L-o-v-e"

Claydes Smith - "All Night Long" & "Little Children"

Ronald Bell - "Open Sesame", "Sunshine", "Whisper Softly",

      "Gift of Love" & "Super Band"

 

Executive Producers: Ronald Bell & Claydes Smith

Co-Producer: George Brown

Produced by: K.G.Productions,

Engineers: Terry Rosiello/Nils Salminen

Mixing: Terry Rosiello

Special Effects: Jimmy J. Jordan

Mastering: Frankford/Wayne Recording Labs Phila, Pa.

 

DE-LITE RECORDED SOUND STUDIO

3701 RIDGE AVENUE

PHILADELOHIA, P.A.

 

Released on 1976, De-Lite DE-2023

BBS