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SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE(1975)

 

1. SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE - 4:52 (Ronald Bell-Donal Boyce-Kool & The Gang)

2. RIDE THE RHYTHM - 2:55 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

3. JUNGLE JAZZ - 4:43 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

4. SUNSHINE AND LOVE - 3:46 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

5. ANCESTRAL CEREMONY - 3:39 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

6. MOTHER EARTH - 5:38 (George Brown-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

7. WINTER SADNESS - 5:04 (Claydes Smith-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

8. CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL - 9:26 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by KOOL & THE GANG

 

Recording & Mixing Engineer: Harvey Goldberg

 

Ovedub Engineers: Godfrey Diamond, Alec Head,

Terry Rosiello, Ron St. Germain, Ray Janos

 

Bob Merritt: Record Plant Engineer

Special thanks to Bob Walters

Recorded at: Media Sound Studio,

311 West 57th St., N.Y.C.

Mixing at: Record Plant, L.A.

 

Special Guest Artist: Don Boyce

 

Double Exposure Pictures by Henry Arvinger

Cover Illustration: Goodnight

Design: Diane Nielsen

Art Director: Frank Daniel

 

All Selections Published by: WARNER-TAMERLANE PUBLISHING CORP. (BMI)

 

Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Packege redesign by Mitchell Kanner

 

Released August, 1975 as De-Lite DE-2016

1. SPIRIT OF THE BOOGIE

(Ronald Bell-Donal Boyce-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Vocals

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass, Vocals

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Vocals

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Sax, Vocals

OTHA NASH; Trombone, Vocals

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Vocals

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Bass Arp, Vocals, Clavinet, Piano

DON BOYCE; Boogie Man Vocals

 

2. RIDE THE RHYTHM

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Vocals

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Clavinet, Vocals

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Sax, Vocals

OTHA NASH; Trombone, Vocals

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Vocals, Percussion

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Percussion

AMIR BAYYAN; Guitar

 

3. JUNGLE JAZZ

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Percussion

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Clavinet

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Sax, Flute, Percussion

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Percussion

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Percussion

 

4. SUNSHINE AND LOVE

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Lead Vocals

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Clavinet

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Sax, Vocals

OTHA NASH; Trombone, Vocals

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Flugelhorn

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Vocals, Piano, Arp, Moog

AMIR BAYYANL; Guitar

SOMTHING SWEET; Background Vocals

 

5. ANCESTRAL CEREMONY

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Percussion

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

RICK WEST; Clavinet, Vocals

DENNIS THOMAS; Vocals

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Percussion

OTHA NASH; Trombone, Vocals

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Arp, Piano, Kalimba, Percussion

SOMTHING SWEET; Background Vocals

6. MOTHER EARTH

(George Brown-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by George Brown

GEORGE BROWN; Drums, Piano, Percussion, Vocals

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

RICK WEST; Piano, Moog

AMIR BAYYAN; Guitar

DENNIS THOMAS; Alto Sax

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet

OTHA NASH; Trombone, Vocals

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Percussion, Vocals

SOMTHING SWEET; Background Vocals

 

7. WINTER SADNESS

(Claydes Smith-Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Claydes E.X. Smith

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

DENNIS THOMAS; Vocals

RONALD BELL; Piano, Arp, Alto Flute

 

8. CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL

(Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

Arranged by Ronald Bell

GEORGE BROWN; Drums

ROBERT "KOOL" BELL; Bass

CLAYDES E.X. SMITH; Guitar

SPIKE MICHENS; Trumpet, Percussion

OTHA NASH; Trombone

RONALD BELL; Tenor Sax, Arp, Piano

DENNIS THOMAS; Percussion

 

 

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