Kool & The Gang - Live at PJ's (Gatefold)
LIMITED EDITION LP
DELUXE 180-GRAM REISSUE
SPECIAL GATEFOLD EDITION including original artwork
The second live album by the funk band Kool and the Gang, Live at P.J.’s, was released on the New York-based De-Lite label in 1971. As the title indicates, the LP was recorded at P.J.’s, which was a popular nightclub and music venue in West Hollywood, California. Kool & the Gang would score a bunch of hits in the ‘80s, but that period was nowhere near as funky and full of groove and jazz flourishes as their earlier recordings. That soul-jazz hybrid that they excelled in playing can be found on this amazing club performance. The band is predictably on fire throughout the set, tearing through some hot instrumentals, along with some nice vocals on the medley of “Ike’s Mood” and “You’ve Got That Lovin’ Feelin’.” The song “N.T.” (No Title) contains a widely sampled drum break which has been used in songs by such artists as Nas, Q-Tip, N.W.A., Public Enemy and Blue Boy.
Elemental Music, together with Universal Music Group, present the best selection of 60’s & 70’s R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, Jazz, Blues, Pop-Rock and Folk out of print titles from the vaults of classic labels such as Polydor, Motown, Verve, Impulse, Chess, MGM, A&M, Mercury or Capitol Records, among others.
1. N.T. 6:29
(Redd/Redd/Horn/Handy & Kool & the Gang)
2. RICKSONATA 5:39
(R. Westfield/Kool & the Gang)
3. SOMBRERO SAM 6:42
4. RONNIE’S GROOVE 2:57
(R. Bell/G. Redd & Kool & the Gang)
1. IKE’S MOOD 5:01
2. YOU LOST THAT LOVIN’ FEELING 4:59
(B. Mann/Cynthia Weil & P. Spector)
3. LUCKY FOR ME 3:02
4. DUJII 6:02
RECORDED LIVE AT P.J.’s —HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA, MAY 29, 1971
KOOL AND THE GANG
ROBERT (KOOL) BELL—BASS
RONALD BELL--TENOR & SOPRANO SAX
ROBERT (SPIKE) MICKENS—TRUMPET & BONGO’S DENNIS THOMAS—ALTO SAX—FLUTE & CONGA’S CLAYDES SMITH—GUITAR
RICKY WEST—ELECTRIC PIANO—ORGAN & TAMBORINE
PRODUCER: Gene Redd Jr. ARRANGER: Gene Redd Jr.
Release Date - January 27th, 2022.