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Kool & The Gang - Something Special flac album

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Performer: Kool & The Gang
Title: Something Special
Country: US
Released: 1981
Style: Disco
Category: Funk, Soul
Rating: 4.3 ✦
Other format: DMF WAV VOC TTA AC3 VOX XM

As One is the fourteenth studio album by the funk band Kool and the Gang, released in 1982. The album did not yield any singles, but the song "Let's Go Dancin'" did make the top ten, peaking at on the . R&B chart and on the UK Singles Chart. Big Fun" also became an international hit. Bass guitar, backing vocals – Robert "Kool" Bell. Drums, backing vocals – George Brown. Guitar – Charles Smith.

Emergency is the sixteenth studio album by the American band Kool & the Gang, released in 1984

With their long track record, Kool & the Gang have always offered dance-provoking rhythms and Something Special fits that bill, too. Featuring the number one single "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," James ". Taylor approaches the song in a cool, mesmerizing tone, closing out the vamp in his falsetto with a burst of energy while the background vocals chant the subtitle throughout the chorus. It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on I. As the title indicates, this is a gritty funk track that worked its way up the charts to claim the number three position, selling more than 500,000 copies. Although there were no more charted singles from this album, the entire collection is deserving of recognition. On a slower note, "Pass It On" and "No Show" received regional airplay.

Produced by Eumir Deodato in association with Kool & The Gang. Recorded at House of Music, West Orange . and Secret Sound Studios, New York. Matrix, Runout (Runout A etched, STERLING stamped): F-1 <- DSR-8502-AS-RE-HRM STERLING.

Something Special is the thirteenth studio album by American band Kool & the Gang, released in 1981. It was the group's third consecutive Platinum-certified album. In addition, "Steppin' Out" ended up at No. 12 on the R&B chart and No. 89 on the Pop chart. In the UK, the album reached becoming their first hit album there and most successful studio album of all, largely due to the success of the "Get Down On It" single.

Something Special (1981). Album by Kool & the Gang. Everyone Needs a Theme Tune by Julio Bashmore (2011). Megamix by Kool & the Gang (1983). was covered in. You Can Have It (Take My Heart) by Robert Palmer (1983).

Album · 1980 · 9 Songs. More By Kool & The Gang. See All. Celebration: The Best Of Kool & The Gang (1979-1987).

Kool and the Gang released Something Special in 1981 after scoring two back to back Platinum albums and 3 Top 10 hits. Previous years Celebration became somewhat of an anthem. The album closes with No Show, another killer slow gem that further highlights Kool and the Gang’s versatility and Taylor’s talent as a vocalist. Why No Show was not released and promoted as a single is a mystery since it is a perennial Quiet Storm classic that never was. Big Thanks to Big Break Records for re-mastering Something Special. As is customary with any BBR re-master, the sound is crisp, the liner notes are informative and there are 7 Bonus tracks here

Tracklist

A1 Steppin' Out 4:51
A2 Good Time Tonight 4:59
A3 Take My Heart 4:01
A4 Be My Lady 4:14
B1 Get Down On It 4:58
B2 Pass It On 4:34
B3 Stand Up And Sing 4:35
B4 No Show 4:25

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Metronome Musik GmbH

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Dennis Thomas*, Steve Greenfield
  • Backing Vocals – Clifford Adams, George Brown, James Taylor*, Michael Ray, Robert Mickens*, Ronald Bell, Something Sweet, Steve Greenfield
  • Bass – Robert "Kool" Bell*
  • Co-producer [In Associaton With] – Kool & The Gang
  • Drums – George Brown
  • Keyboards – Brian Jackson
  • Lead Guitar – Charles Smith*
  • Lead Vocals – James "J.T." Taylor*
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Mastered By [Assistant] – Stephan Galfas
  • Mixed By – Gabe Vigorito, Jim Bonnefond
  • Producer, Mixed By, Keyboards – Eumir Deodato
  • Saxophone, Keyboards – Ronald Bell
  • Trombone – Clifford Adams
  • Trumpet – Michael Ray, Robert Mickens*
  • Written-By – Charles Smith* (tracks: A3), George Brown (tracks: A3, B2, B4), James Taylor* (tracks: A1, A2, A3, B1, B2, B3, B4), Kool And The Gang*, Ronald Bell (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B3, B4)

Notes

STEREO
Standard Inlay, printed both sides
Grey Cassette / black paper Labels
Also available on LP 0060.462
Im Vertrieb der METRONOME MUSIK GMBH, Überseering 21, 2000 Hamburg 60
Made in W.-Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: 2114
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DSR 8502, 6337 192 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album, 18=) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DSR 8502, 6337 192 US 1981
DSR 8502 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album) De-Lite Records DSR 8502 US 1981
104.8206 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album) De-Lite Records 104.8206 Brazil 1981
DCR4 8502 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(Cass, Album, Club) De-Lite Records DCR4 8502 US 1981
PHCA-2006 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCA-2006 Japan 1990

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Steppin' Out
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:51
A2 Good Time Tonight
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:59
A3 Take My Heart
Written-By – Charles Smith*, George Brown, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
4:01
A4 Be My Lady
Written-By – Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:14
B1 Get Down On It
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:58
B2 Pass It On
Written-By – George Brown, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang
4:34
B3 Stand Up And Sing
Written-By – James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:35
B4 No Show
Written-By – George Brown, James Taylor*, Kool & The Gang, Ronald Bell
4:25

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp.
  • Copyright (c) – De-Lite Recorded Sound Corp.
  • Made By – Disques Vogue P.I.P.
  • Distributed By – Vogue P.I.P.

Credits

  • Alto Saxophone – Dennis Thomas*, Steve Greenfield
  • Backing Vocals – Clifford Adams, Cynthia Huggins, George Brown, J.T. Taylor, Joan Motley, Kelly Barretto, Michael Ray, Robert Kool Bell, Robert Spike Mickens, Ronald Bell, Steve Greenfield
  • Bass – Robert Kool Bell
  • Cover [Concept] – Bill Levy
  • Design – Bob Heimall*
  • Drums – George Brown
  • Engineer – Jim Bonnefond
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Bobby Scott Cohen, Cliff Hodson*, Joe De Angelis*, Julian Robertson
  • Engineer [Overdubs] – Bob Winard, Mallory Earl
  • Flute – Steve Greenfield
  • Guitar – Charles Smith*
  • Keyboards – Brian Jackson, Eumir Deodato, Ronald Bell
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Mastered By [Assistant] – Stephan Galfas
  • Mixed By – Eumir Deodato, Gabe Vigorito, Jim Bonnefond
  • Photography By [Cover] – Anthony Barboza
  • Photography By [Inner Sleeve Photo] – David Kennedy
  • Producer – Eumir Deodato
  • Saxophone – Ronald Bell
  • Trombone – Clifford Adams
  • Trumpet – Michael Ray, Robert Spike Mickens
  • Vocals – J.T. Taylor

Notes

Recorded at House of Music, West Orange N.J.
Mastered at Frankford Wayne
Overdubs done at Kendun Recorders, Los Angeles, Calif.
and Secret Sound Studios, New York
Distribution Vogue P.I.P. 93430 Villetaneuse
Made in France by Disques Vogue P.I.P.
℗© 1981 Delite Recorded Sound Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 540015 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 540015 B
  • Price Code: VG 409
  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DSR 8502, 6337 192 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album, 18=) De-Lite Records, De-Lite Records DSR 8502, 6337 192 US 1981
DSR 8502 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album) De-Lite Records DSR 8502 US 1981
104.8206 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(LP, Album) De-Lite Records 104.8206 Brazil 1981
DCR4 8502 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(Cass, Album, Club) De-Lite Records DCR4 8502 US 1981
PHCA-2006 Kool & The Gang Something Special ‎(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCA-2006 Japan 1990