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オリジナル・アルバムとしては『STATE OF AFFAIRS』以来11年ぶりのアルバム。

当初2005年に発売予定されていたが、2006年6月20日にオリジナル・メンバーのCharles Smithが亡くなるという最も大きな悲しみがあり、さらにボーカルのRodney Ellisの脱退あったりしたが、先行発売の"Steppin Into Love"では、なんと1989年の"Never Give Up"以来のチャート返り咲きを果たし、さらには2006/4/16付のBillboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales Chartで7位を記録するという快挙を成し遂げた。

今回は23歳の若き新生Jirmad Gordonを迎え新しい魅力満載のアルバムに仕上がった。

 

下はドイツ盤

ボーナストラックとして

  "Party people"

  "Medley / Celebration-

    Ladies Night-

    Get Down On It" 収録

STILL KOOL(2007)

 

1. DAVE - 4:46 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

2. STEPPIN' INTO LOVE - 4:16 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

3. AMERICA - 3:57 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

4. WHAT'S HAPPENING BROTHER - 1:39 (Marvin Gaye-James Nyx)

5. IT IS WHAT IT IS - 2:50 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

6. EVERYTHING'S GONNA CHANGE

   - 3:56 (Hakim Bell-Myke Bizzell-Carlos Ricketts-Tiffany Palmer-

   Kushelia Sukhu-Kool & The Gang)

7. TOO LOW FOR ZERO

   - 5:17 (George Brown-Rodney "King" Ellis-Shawn McQuiller-

   Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Curtis Williams-Clifford Adoms-

   Tim Horton-Kool & The Gang)

8. BANG BANG WITH THE GANG

   - 3:32 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

9. MADE FOR LOVE

   - 4:09 (Curtis F. Williams-Procton I. Bonnell III-Rodney "King" Ellis-

   Jay King-Tierra Brown)

10. GIVE IT UP - 3:08 (Curtis F. Williams-Jirmad Gordon-Kool & The Gang)

11. TRUST ME

   - 3:52 (Clifford Adams-Marcus McLaurine-Christina Berry-Rodney "King" Ellis-

   Hakim Bell Rahman Griffin-Kool & The Gang)

12. MIRACLES - 4:21 (Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

13. LIVIN' IN THE 21

   - 4:17 (George Brown-Shawn McQuiller-Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton-

   Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Eisha Powell-Curtis Williams-Tim Horton-

   Clifford Adoms-Kool & The Gang)

14. SORRY

   - 4:49 (George Brown-Christina "Ginger" Berry-Shawn McQuiller-

   Skip (Sennie) Martin-Curtis Williams-Tim Horton-Don Tittle-

   Clifford Adoms-Kool & The Gang)

15. SOMEONE LIKE YOU

   - 5:52 (George Brown-Rodney "King" Ellis-Shawn McQuiller-

   Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Curtis Williams-Tim Horton-

   Clifford Adoms-Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton-Kool & The Gang)

16. SAILING (INSTRUMENTAL) - 4:12 (Christopher Cross)

BONUS DISC

1. CELEBRATION- 3:46 (Khalis Bayyan-Kool & The Gang)

2. HOLLYWOOD SWINGING- 3:33 (Ricky West-Kool & The Gang)

3. JOANNA- 4:19 (Claydes Charles Smith-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

4. SUMMER MADNESS- 4:02 (Robert Mickens-Alton Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

5. LADIES NIGHT- 3:30 (George M. Brown-Kool & The Gang)

1. DAVE

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Rodney "King" Ellis

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Rodney "King" Ellis,

Khalis Bayyan, Gary Culpepper, Stephanie Cooke

Trumpets: Mike Ray, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Baritone Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor

Keyboards: Khalis Bayyan

Additional Keyboards: Curtis Williams

Electric and Acoustic Guitars: Mark Bowers, Amir Bayyn

Guitar Solos: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Kendal Stubbs

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded at Sony Studios, NYC;4th Qtr Studios, NJ

Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

2. STEPPIN' INTO LOVE

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Rodney "King" Ellis,

Gary Culpepper, Khalis Bayyan

Trumpets: Larry Gittens, Skip (Sennie) Martin, Mike Ray

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Baritone Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor

Keyboards: Khalis Bayyan

Drum Programming: Khalis Bayyan

Guitars: Mark Bowers, Amir Bayyn

Guitar Solos: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Kendal Stubbs

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded at Sony Studios, NYC;4th Qtr Studios, NJ

Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

3. AMERICA

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Khalis Bayyan,

Clifford Adams,Stephanie Cooke, Dennis Thomas,

Andre Morton

Trumpets: Mike Ray

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Keyboards/Percussion Programming: Khalis Bayyan

Guitar/Guitar Solo: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad and Khalis Bayyan

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

4. WHAT'S HAPPENING BROTHER

(Marvin Gaye-James Nyx)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Rodney "King" Ellis, Jirmad Gordon, Khalis Bayyan,

Dennis Thomas, Clifford Adams, Shawn McQuiller

Chatter Track: Prince Hakim, ROC, Thunder, Ohynjuar

Tobias Truvillion, Justin Smith

Soprano Saxophone, Alto Flute: Khalis Bayyan

Flute: Dennis Thomas

Keyboards, Synth Bass: Khalis Bayyan

Electric Guitar: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

5. IT IS WHAT IT IS

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Rodney "King" Ellis, Jirmad Gordon,

Khalis Bayyan,Dennis Thomas, Clifford Adams,

Shawn McQuiller

Chatter Track: Prince Hakim, ROC, Thunder, Ohynjuar

Tobias Truvillion, Justin Smith

Soprano Saxophone/Solos: Khalis Bayyan

Alto Saxophone/Solos: Dennis Thomas

Keyboards: Khalis Bayyan

Guitar: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

6. EVERYTHING'S GONNA CHANGE

(Hakim Bell-Myke Bizzell-Carlos Ricketts-Tiffany Palmer-

Kushelia Sukhu-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Prince Hakim, Myke Bizzell and Khalis Bayyan

Vocal Arrangement: Tiffany Palmer, Carlos Ricketts

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Carlos Ricketts

Tenor Saxophone, Strings: Khalis Bayyan

Keyboards, Piano: Myke Bizzell

Guitar, Keyboards: Mark Bowers

Drums: Prince Hakim

 

Engineers: Prince Hakim, Carlos Ricketts, Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Commissioner Gordon

Recorded at Hak's Attic, Inwood Studios, NY; 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

7. TOO LOW FOR ZERO

(George Brown-Rodney "King" Ellis-Shawn McQuiller-

Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Curtis Williams-

Clifford Adoms-Tim Horton-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by George Brown

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Christina "Ginger" Berry,

George Brown, Rodney "King" Ellis, Shawn McQuiller,

Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Soprano Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor

Alto Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor, Dennis Thomas

Piano: Curtis F. Williams

Electric Piano: George Brown, Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton

Synth and Synth Strings: George Brown

Acoustic and Electric Guitars: Claydes Charles Smith

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Synth Bass: Curtis F. Williams

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Ben "Ears" Monroe

Second Engineer: Katia Lewin

Recorded at Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at Larrabee Recording Studios, Los Angeles

 

 

8. BANG BANG WITH THE GANG

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Khalis Bayyan, Clifford Adams,

Shawn McQuiller, Robert "Kool" Bell, Dennis Thomas

Trumpets: Mike Ray

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Guitar: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineer: Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

9. MADE FOR LOVE

(Curtis F. Williams-Procton I. Bonnell III-

Rodney "King" Ellis-Jay King-Tierra Brown)

 

Produced by Curtis F. Williams

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Procton I Bonnell III, Jirmad Gordon

All Instruments: Curtis F. Williams

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Rob Chiarelli

Second Engineer: Marc Weilard

Recorded at The W Spot Studio, Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at Pacifique Recording Studios

 

 

10. GIVE IT UP

(Curtis F. Williams-Jirmad Gordon-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Curtis F. Williams, Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Khalis Bayyan,

Clifford Adams, Dennis Thomas, Shawn McQuiller

Trumpets: Mike Ray

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Guitar: Mark Bowers

Keyboards/Drum Programming: Curtis Williams

 

Engineered/Mixed by Rob Chiarelli

Engineer: Rashad Muhammad

Recorded at The W Spot Studio, NYC;4th Qtr Studios, NJ

Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles

 

 

11. TRUST ME

(Clifford Adams-Marcus McLaurine-Christina Berry-

Rodney "King" Ellis-Hakim Bell Rahman Griffin-

Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by George Brown

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Christina "Ginger" Berry,

Rodney "King" Ellis, Shawn McQuiller, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Rap Solo: Prince Hakim

Trumpet, Flugellhorn: Larry Gittens, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Flute: Louise Van Taylor

Synth Bass, Electric Piano, Electric String Piano,

Synth Piano: Curtis F. Williams

Guitar: Claydes Charles Smith

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Ben "Ears" Monroe

Second Engineer: Michael Houge

Recorded at Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles

 

 

12. MIRACLES

(Khalis Bayyan-Mya Cousins-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Jirmad Gordon, Rodney "King" Ellis,

Khalis Bayyan, Gary Culpepper, Stephanie Cooke,

Shawn McQuiller, Dennis Thomas

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Trumpets: Mike Ray

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Keyboards: Khalis Bayyan

Guitars: Mark Bowers, Amir Bayyn

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

 

 

13. LIVIN' IN THE 21

(George Brown-Shawn McQuiller-Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton-

Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Eisha Powell-

Curtis Williams-Tim Horton-Clifford Adoms-

Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by George Brown

Lead Vocals: Skip (Sennie) Martin

Background Vocals: Dominiquie Dean, Deborah Thomas,

Christina "Ginger" Berry, Jane Eugene

Trumpets: Larry Gittens, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor, Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Piano: Curtis F. Williams

Electric Piano: Curtis F. Williams, Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton,

George Brown

Synth: Curtis F. Williams

Electric Guitar: Claydes Charles Smith

Keyboard Synth Guitar: George Brown

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Synth Bass: Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Ben "Ears" Monroe

Second Engineer: Katia Lewin

Recorded at Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at Larrabee Recording Studios, Los Angeles

 

 

14. SORRY

(George Brown-Christina "Ginger" Berry-Shawn McQuiller-

Skip (Sennie) Martin-Curtis Williams-Tim Horton-Don Tittle-

Clifford Adoms-Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by George Brown

Lead Vocals: Jirmad Gordon

Background Vocals: Christina "Ginger" Berry,

Rodney "King" Ellis, George Brown, Shawn McQuiller,

Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton, Skip (Sennie) Martin

Spoken Words: Deborah Thomas

Acoustic Piano, Effect Piano: Curtis Williams

Electric Piano, Strings: George Brown

Guitar: Claydes Charles Smith

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

Harp: Carol Robbins

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Ben "Ears" Monroe

Recorded at Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at Larrabee Recording Studios, Los Angeles

 

 

15. SOMEONE LIKE YOU

(George Brown-Rodney "King" Ellis-Shawn McQuiller-

Skip (Sennie) Martin-Don Tittle-Curtis Williams-

Tim Horton-Clifford Adoms-Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton-

Kool & The Gang)

 

Produced by George Brown

Horn Arrangements by Khalis Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Rodney "King" Ellis

Background Vocals: Aya Buenda, Chealsea Emata,

Erica Kim, Janice Lee, George Brown, Rodney "King" Ellis,

Shawn McQuiller, Franklin "Rusty" Hamilton,

Skip (Sennie) Martin

Flugellhorn: Larry Gittens

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Alto Saxophone: Louise Van Taylor, Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Steel Guitar: hris Lawrence

Electric Guitar Solo: Phil Brown

Guitar: Claydes Charles Smith

Acoustic Piano, Organ: Curtis F. Williams

Synth Strings, Electric Piano: George Brown

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Chief Engineer: Don Tittle

Chief Mixing Engineer: Ben "Ears" Monroe

Second Engineer: Michael Houge

Recorded at Alley Kat Studio

Mixed at The Record Plant, Los Angeles

 

 

16. SAILING (INSTRUMENTAL)

(Christopher Cross)

 

Produced by Khalis Bayyan

Background Vocals: Stephanie Cooke

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Soprano Saxophone Solo: Dennis Thomas

Alto Saxophone: Dennis Thomas

Tenor Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Alto Tenor and Baritone Saxophone: Khalis Bayyan

Keyboards: Khalis Bayyan

Guitar: Mark Bowers

Bass: Robert "Kool" Bell

Drums: Timothy Horton

 

Engineers: Rashad Muhammad

Mixing Engineers: Rashad Muhammad, Khalis Bayyan

Recorded and Mixed at 4th Qtr Studios, NJ

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