Number 1's

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
It's yet another Kool & the Gang compilation, this time an installment in Universal's cheaply packaged (but ecologically conscious) Number 1's series. Not all of the selections went to number one on the R&B singles chart. Some reached number two or three -- which means that they are designated as bonus tracks -- while one ("Get Down on It") comes from an album that went to number one. For the most part, this is a decent way to become more familiar with the band's more pop-oriented material, while other sets place more focus upon the years when it played straight-up funk (as highlighted with "Jungle Boogie," one of the bonus tracks). Do keep in mind that much of the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
It's yet another Kool & the Gang compilation, this time an installment in Universal's cheaply packaged (but ecologically conscious) Number 1's series. Not all of the selections went to number one on the R&B singles chart. Some reached number two or three -- which means that they are designated as bonus tracks -- while one ("Get Down on It") comes from an album that went to number one. For the most part, this is a decent way to become more familiar with the band's more pop-oriented material, while other sets place more focus upon the years when it played straight-up funk (as highlighted with "Jungle Boogie," one of the bonus tracks). Do keep in mind that much of the band's best material came nowhere near the top of any chart.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 602517320970
  • Catalog Number: 000883702
  • Sales rank: 132,002

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ladies Night (3:33)
  2. 2 Hollywood Swinging (3:33)
  3. 3 Celebration (3:45)
  4. 4 Take It to the Top (3:40)
  5. 5 Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It) (4:00)
  6. 6 Get Down on It (3:36)
  7. 7 Joanna (4:02)
  8. 8 Cherish (4:02)
  9. 9 Fresh (3:53)
  10. 10 Higher Plane (5:01)
  11. 11 Spirit of the Boogie (3:33)
  12. 12 Jungle Boogie (3:06)
  13. 13 Misled (4:09)
  14. 14 Too Hot (3:51)
  15. 15 Victory (4:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kool & the Gang Primary Artist
Rick Iantosca Guitar, Keyboards
Technical Credits
James "J.T." Taylor Composer
Deodato Composer, Producer
Khalis Bayyan Composer, Producer, Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell Composer
Jim Bonneford Composer
George "Funky" Brown Composer
James Taylor Composer
Sandy Linzer Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens Composer
Charles Smith Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas Composer
Earl Toon Composer
Curtis "Fitz" Williams Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
Rick Iantosca Programming
Jim Bonnefond Composer, Producer
Claydes E.X. Smith Composer
Dennis Boyce Composer
Ryan Null Photo Coordination
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