Kool Gang Celebrate

Kool & The Gang: 40th Anniversary Concert - Greatest Hits [2 Disc Special Edition] (2009)

Kool & The Gang: 40th Anniversary Concert - Greatest Hits [2 Disc Special Edition] (2009)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 6 215 Kbps, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 6 channels at 448 Kbps, AC-3 2 channels at 224 Kbps
Genre: R&B, Disco | Label: Metrodome Video | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 30 Mar 2009 | Runtime: 129 min. | 3,76+5,29 GB (DVD5+DVD9)

Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-'60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout hit "Celebration" in 1979. Just as funky as James Brown or Parliament (and sampled almost as frequently), Kool & the Gang relied on their jazz backgrounds and long friendship to form a tightly knit group with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk.

Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004) Re-up  Music

Posted by v3122 at Oct. 20, 2010
Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004) Re-up

Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004)
2CD | Funk/Soul/Jazz/Pop | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Odyssey/Unique | 4823022800016 | CIS | ~898 + 304 Mb
Scans(300dpi, jpg) Included | Scans(600dpi, png) -> 146 Mb

This is an amazing double CD tribute compilation - to commemorate 40 years in the business, Kool & The Gang has teamed up and remade many of their top hits top to bottom featuring many of todays most up & coming vocalists and artists. I am quite surprised that this project has not made more of a splash in the states, yet…

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012  Music

Posted by Designol at April 11, 2017
Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, R&B, Post-Disco | Label: Universal/Mercury | # UICY-25311 | 00:36:26

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 "J.T." 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. Not known to lead a song in falsetto, Taylor further utilizes this talent on the motivated rhythms of the nocturnal scenario of "Steppin' Out." It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on It." 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.

Kool & The Gang - In The Heart (1983) {PolyGram}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Oct. 12, 2015
Kool & The Gang - In The Heart (1983) {PolyGram}

Kool & The Gang - In The Heart (1983) {PolyGram}
EAC 1.0b2 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 195MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

By the time 1983's In the Heart hit the streets, Kool & the Gang had left the fast lanes of funk for the smoother ride of the adult-oriented R&B expressway. Nevertheless, their grasp of 1980s soul sonics ensured that the band continued to top the charts with a verve and style that left their early influences firmly behind. With Ronald Bell temporarily stepping off the stage to shoulder the production, the band entered yet another fruitful era. With the monster hit "Joanna" setting the pace, Kool & the Gang powered their way through a set that seemed light to some, but still had enough force to push In the Heart into gold disc territory.

Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)  Music

Posted by v3122 at March 6, 2015
Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)

Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ear Music, SZCD 6953-10 | Ukraine | ~ 336 or 138 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included
Soul / Funk | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 104 Mb

Live archive release from the American R&B/Soul/Funk outfit. On the occasion of their 40th anniversary, Kool & The Gang gave a concert in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2005 to celebrate four decades of success all over the world…

Kool & The Gang - Videology (2007)  

Posted by robi62 at Aug. 15, 2014
Kool & The Gang - Videology (2007)

Kool & The Gang - Videology (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: R&B, Disco | Label: Mercury | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 28 Aug 2007 | Runtime: 107 min. | 7,81 GB (DVD9)

Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-'60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout hit "Celebration" in 1979. Just as funky as James Brown or Parliament (and sampled almost as frequently), Kool & the Gang relied on their jazz backgrounds and long friendship to form a tightly knit group with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk.
Kool & The Gang - Love & Understanding (1976) De-Lite Records/DEP 2018 - 2nd US Pressing - LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Kool & The Gang - Love & Understanding
Label: De-Lite Records/DEP 2018 | Release: 1976 | Genre: Funk-Fusion
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz

Featuring "Summer Madness" long live version
Following on the heels of their 1975 smash Spirit of the Boogie, Kool & the Gang hit the road to tour the album and record new material. One tumultuous show, at London's Rainbow Theatre, became the core of Love & Understanding.
Kool & The Gang - Spin Their Top Hits (1978) De-Lite Records/DSR-9507 - US Pressing - ONLY REPOST / LP In 24bit/96kHz

Kool & The Gang - Spin Their Top Hits
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz & 16bit/44kHz
Label: De-Lite Records/DSR-9507 | Release: 1978 | Genre: Funk-Pop

Featuring "Summer Madness"
Lest anyone is expecting extravaganzas like "Celebration" or other crossover hits from the early '80s, Kool & the Gang's Spin Their Top Hits strictly covers the band's funk-filled '70s chart successes. Although singer James "J.T." Taylor's cool-breeze approach may have given the band their biggest chart toppers, Kool & the Gang's longevity rests with the jazz-informed grooves heard here. Coming off as part early Earth, Wind & Fire and a prelude to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," "Open Sesame" starts things off with some fantasy funk for the dancefloor, sounding every bit the high-end disco showstopper that made it a highlight of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.

Kool & the Gang – Good Times (1972) [Remastered 1996]  

Posted by boogie-de at Feb. 3, 2014
Kool & the Gang – Good Times (1972) [Remastered 1996]

Kool & the Gang – Good Times (1972)
XLD rip | Flac+Cue+Log = 208 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 62 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
Remastered CD released 1996 | Mercury 532 193-2 | Funk | USA

Good Times was a bit spotty compared to Music Is the Message, compromising Kool & the Gang's legendary funk instincts for a variety of digressions that don't turn out the way they should. There's much more good than bad though, beginning with the title track, a school's-out jam just in time for summer. "Making Merry Music" is in a similar mold and just as good, while the group leaps into wild, unhinged, horn-driven funk for "Rated X" and "Country Junky." …

Kool & the Gang – Spirit Of The Boogie (1975)  

Posted by boogie-de at Feb. 2, 2014
Kool & the Gang – Spirit Of The Boogie (1975)

Kool & the Gang – Spirit Of The Boogie (1975)
XLD rip | Flac+Cue+Log = 297 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 96 MB | Scans 400 dpi jpg | RAR
CD released 2003 | Universal 980 822-3 | Funk | USA

Discussing Kool & the Gang in the early '70s, James Brown enthused, "They're the second-baddest out there … They make such bad records that you got to be careful when you play a new tape on the way home from the record store. Their groove is so strong you could wreck." And that really says it all. Kool & the Gang were funk's kings in 1975, and Spirit of the Boogie was the finest album they ever recorded – the staggering climax of their development thus far. The record-buying public thought so too – the album gave the band their first Top Five R&B hit. …