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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kool & the Gang's budget-line Icon compilation, released in 2011, supplants 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (2000). This includes "Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)" and "Open Sesame" in place of "Big Fun," giving it a slight edge over its predecessor. Most of the group's big hits from 1974 through 1985 are included, including the Top Five R&B singles "Hollywood Swinging," "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies Night," "Celebration," "Too Hot," "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," "Get Down on It," "Joanna," "Cherish," and "Fresh" -- a very impressive run involving a smooth transition from gritty funk to highly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
Kool & the Gang's budget-line Icon compilation, released in 2011, supplants 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection (2000). This includes "Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La)" and "Open Sesame" in place of "Big Fun," giving it a slight edge over its predecessor. Most of the group's big hits from 1974 through 1985 are included, including the Top Five R&B singles "Hollywood Swinging," "Jungle Boogie," "Ladies Night," "Celebration," "Too Hot," "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," "Get Down on It," "Joanna," "Cherish," and "Fresh" -- a very impressive run involving a smooth transition from gritty funk to highly polished pop-R&B.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2011
  • Label: Island
  • UPC: 602527614625
  • Catalog Number: 001524302
  • Sales rank: 36,815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Celebration (4:59)
  2. 2 Hollywood Swinging (4:38)
  3. 3 Jungle Boogie (3:05)
  4. 4 Get Down on It (4:52)
  5. 5 Ladies Night (3:29)
  6. 6 Fresh (3:49)
  7. 7 Cherish (5:42)
  8. 8 Too Hot (5:05)
  9. 9 Joanna (4:00)
  10. 10 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) (4:03)
  11. 11 Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La La La) (6:42)
  12. 12 Open Sesame (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kool & the Gang Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Kool & the Gang Composer, Producer
James Taylor Composer
Khalis Bayyan Composer, Producer
Sandy Linzer Composer
Charles Smith Composer
Harry Weinger Compilation Supervisor
Ricky West Composer
Jim Bonnefond Producer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
George Brown Composer
Eumir Deodato Producer
Amir Bayyan Composer
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