STATE OF AFFAIRS(1996)

 

1. SALUTE TO THE LADIES - 3:24 (Khalis Bayyan-James"JT"Taylor)

2. IN THE HOOD - 4:50 (Charles Smith-Khalis Bayyan-James"JT"Taylor)

3. COLOR LINE - 5:05 (Seta Majkia-Clifford Adams Jr.-Marcus McLaurine)

4. SECOND THOUGHTS - 5:12 (Khalis Bayyan-James"JT"Taylor)

5. CRABS IN A BALLEL - 4:44 (James"JT"Taylor)

6. WOMAN, LOVER, FRIEND - 4:55 (James"JT"Taylor)

7. GAME OF LOVE - 4:25 (Chuckie Howard)

8. 90'S NEWS - 0:58 (Charles Smith-Khalis Bayyan-James"JT"Taylor)

9. LIFE IN THE 90'S - 5:51 (Charles Smith-Khalis Bayyan-James"JT"Taylor)

10. FRIENDS - 6:00 (James"JT"Taylor)

11. MY BODY - 5:05 (James"JT"Taylor)

12. REUNITED - 5:14 (Goerge Brown, James"JT"Taylor)

 

 

Special Thanks From Robert "Kool" Bell:

All blessings come from the creator. I thank Allah for our success, also for the support of my wife Sakinah, My sons Muhammed and Hakim, My mother Aminah My mother-in-law Ruth, & the rest of my family partners, and friends. Stephan, thanks for the hard work and believing in us

 

Special Thanks From Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas:

Sincere thanks to my loging family… Eternal appreciation to the divine invisible forces that guide my life daily… And a joyus embrace to all my fellow members of K&TG past and present. "True Peace"

 

Special Thanks From Charles Smith:

I would like to thank my wife, Brenda Smith, & the kids…Jactu & Niel Berger, Esquire… Joyce and Vernon Willis… All my friends… And Mom

 

Special Thanks From Goerge Brown to:

Mr. & Mrs. Earl and Eleanor Archibald, Dorian Brown, Jorge Brown, Junko Brown, Gregory Brown, Michael Brown, Arlene Brown, Abby Mach, Roxanne Meunier. All the former members of the band who helpd get us here. Those living and those who have made the transition. God bless and keep you always. Your love and spirit is forever with us. Thank you. Mr. Stephan Galfas, for your faith, patience and know how. Thank you. Mr. Jerome $$$$$$$$$$$ Leventhal, for your know how and words of wisdom. Thank you heavenly father, for you grace and blessings. For you have truly Blessed Kool And The Gang.

 

Special Thanks From Khalis Bayyan to:

Allah, who makes all things possible. My mother, Aminah Bayyan. My family: Nasim, Kahdijah, Rasheed, Nadirah; Yacine, Lisa, Maryam, Amunah, Jennah; Tia, Asia and James. My brothers, Muhammad, Amir, Michael, and Wahid. God Bless you my sister Sharifah. My devoted staff… especially Miss McGillicuddy. Adil Bayyan, always there, and Shamdum - Sharif at Straight Hand Management, Inc. Royal Bayyan at Spook Productions, thanks for the input Irene and Charlie Conrad. Everyone at T.E.Savage, Inc.: Darcy, James, Dan, Fiona, and The Electric Savage himself. Kip Kaplan at Time Capsule; The Family Network (TFN); Grantlin "Fat" Perkins: William (Guy) Perkins, III; George Weddington; Phynjuar Thomas, Ambiance Coordinator; Brother Paul, Sister Paul and Gail; Bill and Lola; Special Thanks to Louise Diaz and Joe Jenkins, Vinnie and Richard Long and McQuade Music Ltd., and Cleaveland Brown.

 

Special Thanks From James "JT" Taylor:

To my family: my mother, Sula Taylor; my grandmother, Mama Laura; my sister & brothers. nieces & nephews - always a special place in my heart, thank you for your never-ending love and support. To my wife Starleana: thnk you for your unconditional love & support. Thanks to Stephan Galfas, the Hackensack connection, & the Savage staff. To Tom & Freda Manning: Thanks for being there when no one else was. Thanks to Tia for your great work and friendship. Thanks to the staff at James Taylor's Dream Hair Studio. Special thanks to the cast of "Raisin." Thanks to Derrick (Doctor), Nick Gordon, Ken Weintraub, Sam Hollinder, Paul Hollinder, Rip Beyman, Kevin Thoas, & KCT Studio, Bernard Davis, Al Paris, Gordon Dukes, Wayne Hennandez, Keith Fluitt, Kirk Lyons, Jeff Catania, Robbie Karten, Alec Shantas, & Marcus Quintabia. Special thanks to Khalis, Kool, Goerge, Charles, Dee Tee, Curtis, & Clifford: Feels good to be back with my brothers.

「KOOL & THE GANG/J.T. TAYLOR STATE OF AFFAIRS」JT復帰。JTテイラーの3作目『BABY I'M BACK』(1993)にロナルド・ベルが参加した時に「もしや」という思いがあったのだけど、やはりそれは起きた。正直JTがグループを脱退してから、グループは新メンバーを入れて頑張ってはいるもののメジャーとの契約が切れたりで厳しい状態になっていた。一方JTもソロで一花咲かせたいところだったが、クール時代ほどのヒットには至っていない。

1. SALUTE TO THE LADIES

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Organ: Cutis Williams

Guitar: Charles Smith

Additional Sampled Guitar: Shawn McQuiller and Darryl Pediford

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Jeff Toone at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

2. IN THE HOOD

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Charles Smith, James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor, Rasheed Bell

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Andy Lackson, assisted by Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Warran Riker at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

 

 

3. COLOR LINE

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Seta Majikio, Clifford Adoms, Jr. and Marcus McLaurine

Music arrangement by Khalis Bayyan

Vocal arrangement by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan

Arrangements based on original concept by Seta Majikio, Clifford Adoms, Jr. and Marcus McLaurine

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Guitar: Jeff Catonia, Richie Tozzi

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Jeff Toone at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Andy Lackson and Kendal Stubs, assisted by Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

4. SECOND THOUGHTS

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) and James "JT" Taylor

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Guitar: Charles Smith

Mini Moog: Cutis Williams

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Jeff Toone at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Andy Lackson and Kendal Stubs, assisted by Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

5. CRABS IN A BALLEL

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) and James "JT" Taylor

Vocal arrangement by James "JT" Taylor

Music arrangement by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) and James "JT" Taylor

Guitar: Charles Smith

Alto Sax: Dennis Thomas

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Vittorio Zammarano at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Andy Jackson, assisted by Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

6. WOMAN, LOVER, FRIEND

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by James "JT" Taylor

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Drum Programming: Paul Kank

Guitar: Charles Smith, Amir Bayyan

Piano: Paul Sinclair

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Vittorio Zammarano at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

7. GAME OF LOVE

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Chuckie Howard

Music arrangement by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) and Cutis Williams

Keyboards: : Cutis Williams and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Khalis Bayyan at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell, assisted by Wade Thoren at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

8. 90'S NEWS

9. LIFE IN THE 90'S

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by Charles Smith, James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor, Rasheed Bell

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Guitar: Amir Bayyan

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Andy Jackson, assisted by Ben J. Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Warran Riker at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

 

 

10. FRIENDS

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by James "JT" Taylor

Vocal arrangement by James "JT" Taylor

Music arrangement by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Guitar: Jeff Ctania

Organ: Cutis Williams

Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Bass: Kirk Lyons*

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Vittorio Zammarano at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell, assisted by Wade Thoren at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

11. MY BODY

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by James "JT" Taylor

Music and Vocal arrangement by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) and James "JT" Taylor

Guitar: Charles Smith, Amir Bayyan

Alto and Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

Organ: Cutis Williams

Tenor Sax: Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Vittorio Zammarano at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell, assisted by Wade Thoren at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

 

 

12. REUNITED

Produced by Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell) for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc. and James "JT" Taylor for Sell Net, Inc.

Written by George Brown with Additional Lyrics by James "JT" Taylor

Music and Vocal arrangement by James "JT" Taylor and Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Lead Vocals: James "JT" Taylor

Background Vocals: James "JT" Taylor, Rasheed Bell

Drums : Jeff Catonia

Keyboards : Robert Meeks

Bass Kirk Lyons*

Music and Drum Programming/Sequencing: George Brown

Additional Drum Programming : Paul Kank

Additional Programming : Khalis Bayyan (Ronald Bell)

 

Engineered and Recorded by Kendal Stubs at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ

Additional Engineering by Vittorio Zammarano at Audio Lab, Montclair, NJ and Ben Arrindell at Sound Track, NYC

Digital Programming and Edits by Rashad Muhammad for Xxtra Large Productions

Mixed by Stephan Galfas and Ben J. Arrindell, assisted by Wade Thoren at Sound Track, NYC

Production Coordinator: Tia Sinclair for Khalis Bayyan Productions, Inc.

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