クールたちが初めて放ったメジャーヒット作。「JUNGLE BOOGIE」「FUNKY STUFF」「HOLLYWOOD SWINGING」を含む話題作。クールたちが初めて日本で紹介された作品でもある。クールたちは圧倒的に黒人たちから絶大な人気を誇ったが、このアルバムをしても白人のマーケットの壁は破れなかった。当時のライブでは「WILD AND PEACEFUL」でロナルド・ベルの人間わざとは思えないようなソプラノ・サックスでの超ロング・トーンが聴ける。ココ

WILD AND PEACEFUL(1973)

 

1. FUNKY STUFF - 3:00 (Kool & The Gang)

  Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) & Second Decade Music Co. (BMI)

  All rights on behalf of Sevond Decade Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

2. MORE FUNKY STUFF - 2:50 (Kool & The Gang)

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3. JUNGLE BOOGIE*** - 3:03 (Kool & The Gang)

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4. HEAVEN AT ONCE** - 5:01 (Ronald Bell-Robert Bell-Kool & The Gang)

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5. HOLLYWOOD SWINGING - 4:36 (Ricky West-Kool & The Gang)

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6. THIS IS YOU, THIS IS ME* - 5:23 (George Brown-Kool & The Gang)

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7. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT - 3:53 (Dennis Thomas-Kool & The Gang)

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8. WILD AND PEACEFUL - 9:26 (Ronald Bell-Kool & The Gang)

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  All rights on behalf of Sevond Decade Music Co. admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.

 

Produced and Arranged by Kool & The Gang Enterprises, Inc.

 

KOOL - Fender Bass, Vocals

RONALD - Tenor & Soprano Sax, Vocals

SPIKE - Trumpet, Vocals

FUNKY GEORGE - Drums, Vocals, Misc. Percussion

DEE TEE - Alto Sax, Flute, Congas, Vocals

CLAY - Guitar

RICK - Electric Piano, Vocals

 

Background Vocals:*Tomorrow's Edition/**Rory Bell/***Don Boyce-Boogie Man

 

Recorded at Media Sound

Engineers: Jeff Lesser, Harvey Goldberg

Digitally remastered by Gary N. Mayo at PolyGram Studios

Cover art by Joseph Askew

Original jacket design by Richard Askew

Reissue packege design by Mitchell Kanner

 

Thanks to Geolffrey Erskine and David Raben

 

Released September, 1973 as De-Lite DE-2013

 

 

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