Emergency

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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This album marked the end of Kool & the Gang's 15-year association with De-Lite Records. Impressively, the group charted each of those 15 years, including ten number one singles. Emergency continued that tradition, and was responsible for two of those number one singles. The first release, "Misled," with its crackin' bassline, led the charge; it peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B charts. "Fresh," an invigorating dance single with melodic verses and accented chorus chants, followed and surpassed "Misled," claiming the top spot. Mostly known for their funk and dance songs, the nine-piece band hit on a more tranquil note with "Cherish." With its adult ...
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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
This album marked the end of Kool & the Gang's 15-year association with De-Lite Records. Impressively, the group charted each of those 15 years, including ten number one singles. Emergency continued that tradition, and was responsible for two of those number one singles. The first release, "Misled," with its crackin' bassline, led the charge; it peaked at number three on the Billboard R&B charts. "Fresh," an invigorating dance single with melodic verses and accented chorus chants, followed and surpassed "Misled," claiming the top spot. Mostly known for their funk and dance songs, the nine-piece band hit on a more tranquil note with "Cherish." With its adult contemporary appeal, the tender-flowing single eased its way to the top of the charts. All three of the aforementioned singles were also Billboard pop Top Ten singles. The final chapter in the group's De-Lite Records catalog came with the release of the title track, "Emergency," a rock-flavored single that crested at number seven on the Billboard R&B charts.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 042282294326
  • Catalog Number: 822943

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Emergency (5:20)
  2. 2 Fresh (4:26)
  3. 3 Misled (5:00)
  4. 4 Cherish (4:50)
  5. 5 Surrender (5:04)
  6. 6 Bad Woman (5:41)
  7. 7 You Are the One (7:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kool & the Gang Primary Artist
James "J.T." Taylor Vocals, Background Vocals
Jimmy Maelen Percussion
Robert "Kool" Bell Bass, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Ronald Bell Synthesizer, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals
George "Funky" Brown Drums
Robert "Spike" Mickens Trumpet
Michael Ray Trumpet
Charles Smith Guitar
Charles Smith Guitar
Kendal Stubbs Bass Guitar, Background Vocals
Dennis "D.T." Thomas Alto Saxophone
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Synthesizer, Keyboards
Starleana Young Background Vocals
Clifford Adams Trombone, Background Vocals
Charles Edward Smith Guitar
Rick Iantosca Guitar
Technical Credits
Kool & the Gang Composer, Producer
James "J.T." Taylor Composer, Collaboration
Robert "Kool" Bell Composer
Ronald Bell Composer, Producer
George "Funky" Brown Composer
Sandy Linzer Composer
Jose Luis Rodríguez Mastering
John Rollo Remixing
Kendal Stubbs Engineer
Joe Roth Engineer
Murry Whiteman Art Direction
Brian Hagiwara Cover Photo
Jim Bonnefond Producer, Engineer
Jose Rodriguez Mastering
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