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Wild and Peaceful

Wild and Peaceful

by Kool & the Gang
     
 

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Prior to James "JT" Taylor adding pop flavor vocals, which help garner a handful of top selling albums, this was Kool & the Gang's most successful album, spawning three bonafide R&B hits. Produced by Robert Bell, and featuring Donal Boyce's incredulous vocals, these songs have held up well. The fast,

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Prior to James "JT" Taylor adding pop flavor vocals, which help garner a handful of top selling albums, this was Kool & the Gang's most successful album, spawning three bonafide R&B hits. Produced by Robert Bell, and featuring Donal Boyce's incredulous vocals, these songs have held up well. The fast, chugging "Jungle Boogie" was a club favorite, while "Funky Stuff," with its "whoa whoa whoa" hook, was slower and spacier than "Jungle Boogie." The band formerly known as the Jazziacs got their first R&B number one with "Hollywood Swinging," a slightly faster than mid-tempo song with whistles, festive ambiance and lead vocals by keyboardist Ricky West. All three hits were inspired by Manu Dibango's "Soul Makossa," and were recorded in one night at a studio in midtown Manhattan. The title cut flash backs to their prerecording jazz days, when they dazzled New Jerseyites with their playing skills.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/19/1996
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731452208224
catalogNumber:
522082
Rank:
23174

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kool & the Gang   Primary Artist
Robert "Kool" Bell   Bass,Vocals
Donal Boyce   Background Vocals
Tomorrow's Edition   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Kool & the Gang   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ronald Bell   Composer
Robert "Kool" Bell   Composer
Cleveland "Clevie" Browne   Liner Notes
George "Funky" Brown   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Engineer
Harvey Goldberg   Engineer
Jeffrey Lesser   Engineer
Robert "Spike" Mickens   Composer
Charles Smith   Composer
Dennis "D.T." Thomas   Composer
Richard Westfield   Composer
Ricky West   Composer
Gary N. Mayo   Contributor
Joseph Askew   Illustrations
George Brown   Composer
K & G Enterprises, Inc.   Producer
Donald Boyce   Composer
Clayton Smith   Composer

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