邦題『ザ・ミュージック・オデッセイ/クール&ザ・ギャング・ウィズ・スーパースターズ』前作『GANGLAND』の日本盤ライナーでロバート“クール”ベルがインタビューで語っていたアルバムが遂に完成しました。1969年レコード・デビューから今まで、大きな変化を繰り返しながらミュージック・シーンに多大な影響を与えてきたクール&ザ・ギャングへの賛歌ともいうべきか、各シーンの大物アーティストが集結しての一大お祭りアルバムです。通して聴くと、あらためて楽曲の良さがわかります。『GANGLAND』、そしてこの『THE HITS: RELOADED』と2作続けて企画モノのアルバムが続いたので、グループとしてのフルアルバムが聴きたいものです。まだまだやってくれるはずです!KEEP THE FUNK ALIVE!

THE HITS : RELOADED(2004)

 

CD1

1. STEPPIN' OUT - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BEVERLEY KNIGHT

   - 4:17 (Ronald Bell-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

2. GET DOWN ON IT - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BLUE & LIL KIM

   - 4:14 (Khalis Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

3. STRESSIN' - KOOL & THE GANG

   - 4:47 (Khalis Bayyan-Antonio Marque Walker-Rodney Ellis)

4. CHERISH - KOOL & THE GANG featuring ASHANTI

   - 4:26 (Khalis Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

5. LADIES NIGHT - KOOL & THE GANG featuring ATOMIC KITTEN

   - 3:13 (George M.Brown-Robert Bell-Kool & the Gang)

6. HOLLYWOOD SWINGIN' - KOOL & THE GANG featuring JAMIROQUAI

   - 4:20 (Ricky West-Kool & the Gang)

7. STRAIGHT AHEAD - KOOL & THE GANG featuring JAMELIA

   - 3:30 (Ronald Bell-James Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

8. CELEBRATION

   - KOOL & THE GANG featuring LULU,

     LONDON COMMUNITY GOSPEL CHOIR

   - 4:12 (Ronald Bayyan-Kool & the Gang)

9. FRESH - KOOL & THE GANG featuring LIBERTY X

   - 3:23 (J.T.Taylor-Sandy Linzer-Kool & the Gang)

10. JONES VS JONES - KOOL & THE GANG featuring ANGIE STONE

   - 4:44 (George M.Brown-Kool & the Gang)

11. (OOH LA LA LA) LET'S GO DANCIN'

   - KOOL & THE GANG featuring JIMMY CLIFF & BOUNTY KILLER

   - 4:40 (Amir Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

12. SUMMER MADNESS - KOOL & THE GANG featuring YOUSSOU N'DOUR

   - 4:04 (Robert Mickins-Alton Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

 

CD2

1. JUNGLE BOOGIE - KOOL & THE GANG featuring REDMAN

   - 3:23 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

2. FUNKY STUFF - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BIG BROVAZ

   - 3:25 (Kool & the Gang)

3. TAKE MY HEART - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BLU CANTRELL

   - 4:06 (Charles Smith-J.T.Taylor-George Brown-Kool & the Gang)

4. JOANNA - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BLAZIN SQUAD

   - 4:10 (Charles Smith-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

5. LADIES NIGHT

   - KOOL & THE GANG featuring SEAN PAUL, SPANNER BANNER

   - 3:41 (George M.Brown-Robert Bell-Kool & the Gang)

6. MISLED - KOOL & THE GANG featuring TONY HADLEY

   - 4:12 (Khalis Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

7. IN THE HEART - KOOL & THE GANG featuring D SIDE

   - 3:12 (Robert Bell-Ronald Bell-J.T.Taylor-Kool & the Gang)

8. TOO HOT - KOOL & THE GANG featuring LISA STANSFIELD

   - 4:28 (George M.Brown-Kool & the Gang)

9. NO SHOW - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BLACKSTREET

   - 4:59 (Khalis Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-George Brown-Kool & the Gang)

10. CHERISH - KOOL & THE GANG featuring NATURAL

   - 4:34 (Khalis Bayyan-J.T.Taylor-Kool & The Gang)

11. TAKE MY HEART (ALTERNATE MIX)

   - KOOL & THE GANG featuring BLU CANTRELL

   - 5:24 (Charles Smith-J.T.Taylor-George Brown-Kool & the Gang)

 

 

KOOL AND THE GANG :

Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass Guitar

Khalis Bayyan - Tenor Saxophone, Keyboards & Vocals

Charles Smith - Guitar

Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Alto Saxophone & Vocals

George "Funky" Brown - Drums & Vocals

Amir Bayyan - Guitar

Clifford Adams - Trumpet & Trombone

Sennie "Skip" Martin - Trumpet & Vocals

Shawn McQuiller - Vocals

Curtis "Fitz" Willams - Keyboards

 

Rodney Ellis - Vocals : CD1 track-3

 

All Tracks Produced by Khalis Bayyan & Leigh Guest

except

CD1-tracks 4, 5, 9, CD-2 tracks-4, 8

Produced by Khalis Bayyan, Leigh Guest & George Brown

CD1-tracks 1, 7, 10, CD-2 tracks-3, 7

Produced by Leigh Guest & George Brown

CD1-track 3

Produced by Ronald Bell, Rodney Ellis & Antonio Marque Walker

CD1-track 6

Produced by Khalis Bayyan, Jay Kay & Paul Stoney

CD2-track 5

Produced by Jeremy Harding & Spanner Banner

CD2-track 9

Produced by Teddy Riley for New Jack Swing Productions Inc

CD2-track 10

Produced by Mike Castoguay

 

Co-Producers:

Damien Egan : CD1-tracks 2, 9, 12, CD-2 tracks-1, 6, 9

Andy Whitmore : CD1-tracks 1, 4, 5, 11, CD-2 tracks-8

Krunchie : CD1-track 11, CD-2 track-2

Curtis Fitz Willams : CD1-tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 10, CD-2 tracks-3, 4, 5, 7, 8

Motivo Productions : CD-2 track-5

Khalis Bayyan : CD-2 track-9

 

 

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