SWEAT(1989)

 

1. I SWEAT - 4:30 (R.Bayyan)

2. THIS IS WHAT A LOVE CAN DO - 4:13 (J.Bokowski-J.Varner)

3. NEVER GIVE UP - 4:42 (S.Habeeb-D.Bellochio)

4. YOU GOT MY HEART ON FIRE - 6:29 (C.Williams-T.Haynes)

5. SOMEDAY - 4:58 (R.Bayyan-S.Martin)

6. RAINDROPS - 3:50 (C.Booker)

7. IN YOUR COMPANY - 5:53 (C.Booker)

8. I'LL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE - 5:37 (Richad Scher-Dorothy Sea Gazeley)

9. ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS DANCE - 3:55 (C.Booker)

10. HOW CAN I GET CLOSE TO YOU - 4:28 (G.Brown-D.Thomas)

11. YOU ARE THE MEANING OF FRIEND - 5:15 (C.Smith-C.Block)

 

Management and Direction: BUZZ WILLIS

Tour Manager: Adil Bayyan, Assistant Tour Manager: Jerome Phillips,

Coardination: Lisa Barclay, Production Manager: Charles Stone,

Road Gang Touring are: Kool & The Gang; Buzz Willis, Adil Bayyan,

Jerome Phillips, Charles Stone, Gerard Harris, Tim Wilson,

Robert Edgington, Robbie Goble, Theo Williams, Eric Anthony,

Mark Bernich, Jeff Kritz, Preston Marye, William Bayyan,

Clay Beard

 

Booking by: Pyramid Entertainment, 89 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Cover Art Direction: Annette Cirrilo

Cover Design: Sheryl Lutz-Brown

Photography: Jeffrey Krein

Wordrobe: Attitudes by Sakinah, Designs by Jimmell Mardome

 

Kool & the Gang are:

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass

Charles Smith - Guitar

George Brown - Drums

Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Alto Sax, Vocals, Percussion

Odeen Mays - Vocals, Keyboards

Skip Martin - Vocals, Trumpet, Percussion

Clifford Adams - Trombone

Larry Gittens - Trumpet, Vocals, Keyboards

 

Special Thanks to: Tony Prendatt; Diane Stout; Rick Hunt; Beverly Paige; Brenda Edwards; Cynthia Lane; Dick Asher; Ted Green; Patti Drosins; Kathy Cantwell; Laura Harris; Ken Smith; Michael Bays; Sheryl Lutz-Brown; David Leach; Wayman Jones; Wilson Lindsey; Vivian Scott; Dick Wingate; Soundtrack Studio; Cheryl and Tom at Eighth Day Sound; Michael Johnson; at S.I.R.; GeorgeLeitner Productions; Jamie Roberts; Jack Scherer; Rae Lynch Ambach; Nick Martinelli; Curtis Williams; Khalis Bayyan; Royal Bayyan; Chuckii Booker; Sal Michaels; Jeff Frasco; David Zedeck; Leon Saunders; Pamela, Maria and everyone at Pyramid; Norby Walters; Gerry Delet; Morris Pliskow; Eliot Loshak; Sam Alston and everyone at World Wide...we wish you well; Miles Bell; John Sansome; Lime Liters, Inc., Nashvill; Don, David and Scott Metzner; Mike Porciello at Rocket Cargo; Mrs. Adams-thanks for the cars (smile); Ed Mascoll at Travel Assoiates; Myles and Linda; Nate Adams at A.B.I.; Bernice Turner at Turner Buses and Limos, Memphis; Michael Young; Reebok; Marleen; Oscer and Edith Phillips; Jack Zackin; Beverly Brown; Mike Woshimsky; B. Smith Fine Shoes; E. Orange, NJ; Gerald Miller, Esq; Mery Entenmann; Karl Urasch; Evelyn Hinkle; John Walter; Janice Issitt; Chris and Ron at Timely Travel; Mary Elaine Verrett; Gabe Vigorito

 

Special Thanks to our Families: Penny, Brenda, Sakinah, Junko, Phyllis, Vilya, Renatyah, Susan, Dotty, Yacine

 

Special Thanks to our Parents: Aminah Bayyan, Willis L. Smith, Eleanor Archibald, Elizabeth Thomas, Edna Westfield

 

To All our Beloved Children...the holders of our future Special Thanks to Our Fans for supporting us though our changes; to our world partners in music PolyGram, Phonogram, Metronome...a super special thanks "All praises to the Creator for Blessing us with success .As the our shine and energizes the earth we seek your guiding light of understanding though our third transition."

 

Chuckii Booker appeas courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation

 

SAY NO TO DRUGS

 

Released on 1989, Mercury (838 233-1)/ PolyGram Records, Inc.

 JT脱退後、初のフル・アルバム。

JTの存在を吹っ切ってノビノビとプレイしているのがわかる。ボーカルを担当のスキップ・マーチン、オディーン・メイズがいい味を出しています。サウンド的にも70年代の“黒さ”が蘇ってきた感じでこれからが楽しみです。ボート乗り場でみた野外ライブは最高だった!ファンク魂健在を示した意欲作です。が、しかしクレジットからKhalis Bayyanの名前が無い・・・(Special Thanksには載っているが)これはショックです。しかし、12インチシングル「RAINDROPS」のB面に「AMOR, AMORE」でファンクなサックスを聴かせてくれていたので、グループを離れた訳ではないと確信しました。

1. I SWEAT

Written by R. Bayyan

Produced by Royal Bayyan for America's Best Int'l.

Engineerd by Mark Partis and Tom Vercillo

Mixed by Royal Bayyan

Asst. Engineers: Frank Cardella and Anthony Sounders

Mix Engineer: Frantz Vewna

Mixed at Quantum Studios, NY

Programmed by Royal Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Odeen Mays

Backing Vocals: Troy Christopher Taylor, Royal Bayyan

Keyboads: Curtis Williams, Royal Bayyan

Guitar: Royal Bayyan

Alto Sax: Dennis Thomas

Trumpet: Larry Gittens

Trombone: Clifford Adams

 

2. THIS IS WHAT A LOVE CAN DO

Written by J.Bokowski/J.Varner

Produced by Nick Martinelli for Watchout Productions

Engineerd by Bruce Weeden

Asst. Engineers: Sal Viarlli, John Sullivan

Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia

Drum Programming: Jim Salamone

Keyboads: Curtis Williams, Jim Salamone

Keyboad Solo: Odeen Mays

Guitar: Randy Bowland

Backing Vocals: Skip Martin, Clifford Adams,

   Steve Wise, Odeen Mays

Lead Vocals: Odeen Mays

Arrangement: Jim Salamone

 

3. NEVER GIVE UP

Written by S.Habeeb/D.Bellochio

Produced by Nick Martinelli for Watchout Productions

Engineerd by Bruce Weeden

Asst. Engineers: Sal Viarlli, John Sullivan

Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia

Drums: Sonny Emmory

Bass: Doug Grigsby

Keyboads: Odeen Mays, Randy Cantor

Guitar: Randy Bowland

Sax Solo: Dennis Thomas

Background Vocals: Odeen Mays, Skip Martin, Steve Wise,

   Lori Fulton

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

String and Horn Arrangement: The Brothers Kerber

Concertnaster: Ron Kerber

 

4. YOU GOT MY HEART ON FIRE

Written by C.Williams/T.Haynes

Produced by Curtis B. Boy Williams for Willpower Productions

Tracking Engineers: Mark Partis, Tony Volante

Assistant Engineers: Anthony SoundersSal, Frank Cardella,

   Russ Elevado

Mix Engineer: Carl Beatty

Assistant Mix Engineer: Frank Cardella

Lead Vocals: Odeen Mays and Skip Martin

Background Vocals: Patrice Linder, Gery Brown, Skip Martin, B.. Boy

Party People an the tunes: Robert Bell, B.. Boy, Gery Brown Terri Brown, Sandra Williams, Curtis F. Williams, Jr., Lisa Barclay and Biddlecome

Keyboad and Drums: B.. Boy

All Programming: B.. Boy and Master Rock

Background Vocals Arranged by: B.. Boy and Skip Martin

Recorded at Soundtrack Studio, NY

 

5. SOMEDAY

Written by R.Bayyan/S.Martin

Produced by Royal Bayyan for America's Best Int'l.

Tracking Engineer: Mark Partis, Tom Vercillo

Assistant Engineers: Anthony Sounders, Frankie Cardella

Mix Engineer: Carl Beatty

Assistant Mix Engineer: Frankie Cardella

Keyboads: Royal Bayyan

Drum Programming: Royal Bayyan

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

Background Vocals: Odeen Mays and Skip Martin

Recorded at Soundtrack Studio, NY

6. RAINDROPS

Written by C.Booker

Produced by Chuckii Booker for Serapis Productions

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

Background Vocals: Skip Martin

Percussion: George Brown

Additional Vocals: Chuckii Booker

Arrangement, Keyboard and Drum Programming: Chuckii Booker

Guitar: Charles Smith

Recorded at Soundtrack Studio, NY

Mixed at Aire LA Studios, Las Angeles

Recorded and Mixed by Craig Burbidge

Assistant Engineers: Gregg Barrett, Jackie Forsting, Frankie Cardella

 

7. IN YOUR COMPANY

Written by C.Booker

Produced by Chuckii Booker for Serapis Productions

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin and Odeen Mays

Additional Vocals: Chuckii Booker

Arrangement, Keyboard and Drum Programming: Chuckii Booker

Trumpet Solo: Skip Martin

Trombone Solo: Clifford Adams

Recorded at Aire LA Studios and Soundtrack Studio, NY

Mixed at: Aire LA Studios, Glendale, CA

Recorded and Mixed by David Koenig

Additional Engineering: Craig Burbidge

Assisted by: Gregg Barrett and Frankie Cardella

 

8. I'LL FOLLOW YOU ANYWHERE

Written by Richad Scher/Dorothy Sea Gazeley

Produced by Nick Martinelli for Watchout Productions

Engineerd by Bruce Weeden

Asst. Engineers: Sal Viarlli, John Sullivan

Recorded at Sigma Sound, Philadelphia

Drum Programming: Jim Salamone

Keyboads: Curtis Dowd, Donald Robinson, Randy Canter

Bass: Curtis Dowd

Guitar: Randy Bowland

Horns: Dennis Thomas, Clifford Adams, Skip Martin

   Ron and Rick Kerber

Backing Vocals: Clifford Adams, Steve Wise, Odeen Mays

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

Horn Arrangement: The Brothers Kerber

Rhythm Arrangement: Jim Salamone, Curtis Dowd

 

9. ALL SHE WANTS TO DO IS DANCE

Written by C.Booker

Produced by Chuckii Booker for Serapis Productions

Engineers: Craig Burbidge, Tony Volante

Assistant Engineers: Gregg Barrett, Anthony Sounders, Frankie Cardella

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

Additional Vocals: Chuckii Booker

Arrangement, Keyboard and Drum Programming: Chuckii Booker

Recorded at Aire LA Studios and Soundtrack Studio, NY

Mixed at: Aire LA Studios, Glendale, CA

Recorded and Mixed by Craig Burbidge

 

10. HOW CAN I GET CLOSE TO YOU

Written by G.Brown/D.Thomas

Produced by Curtis Williams and George Brown

Tracking Engineer: Tony Volante, Mark Partis

Assistant Engineers: Anthony Sounders, Frankie Cardella

Mix Engineer: Mark Partis

Assistant Mix Engineer: Frankie Cardella

Lead Vocals: Odeen Mays

Background Vocals: Tamala Renatyah Adoms, Debbie Robinson, Clifford Adams

Synthesizer strings: Curtis Williams

Add'l Synthesizer strings: George Brown, Odeen Mays

Programming by Curtis Williams, George Brown, Odeen Mays

Drum Programming: Curtis Williams

Alto Sax: Dennis Thomas

Guitar: Charles Smith

Live Drums: George Brown

 

11. YOU ARE THE MEANING OF FRIEND

Written by C.Smith/C.Block

Produced by Charles Smith, George Brown and Kool & the Gang

Tracking Engineer: Mark Partis

Assistant Engineer: Frankie Cardella

Mix Engineer: Mark Partis

Assistant Mix Engineer: Anthony Sounders

Lead Vocals: Skip Martin

Background Vocals: Clifford Adams, Tamala Renatyah Adoms, Debbie Robinson, Skip Martin, Penny Sounders

Keyboards: Odeen Mays

Programming: Charles Smith

Guitar: Charles Smith

Trombone: Clifford Adams

Sax: Dennis Thomas

Recorded at Soundtrack Studio, NY

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