In August 1975.

In August 1975, “De-Lite” label released “Spirit of the Boogie”, the sixth Kool & the Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Media Sound Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce and George “Funky” Brown.

Personnel:

  • Amir-Salaam Bayyan – guitar
  • Khalis Bayyan- piano, arranger, tenor sax, vocals, clavinet, kalimba, arp
  • Robert “Kool” Bell- bass, vocals
  • Donal Boyce – vocals
  • George “Funky” Brown- percussion, piano, drums, vocals
  • Godfrey Diamond – engineer, mixing
  • Ron Saint Germain – Engineer
  • Harvey Goldberg – engineer, mixing
  • Alec Head, Ray Janos – engineer
  • Robert “Spike” Mickens – percussion, trumpet, flugelhorn, vocals
  • Otha Nash – trombone, vocals
  • Terry Rosiello – engineer
  • Dennis “D.T.” Thomas – flute, alto sax, vocals
  • Ricky West – vocals, clavinet
  • Henry Arvinger – photography
  • Claydes E.X. Smith– guitar
  • Something Sweet – background vocals

Track listing:

  1. Spirit of the Boogie – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  2. Ride the Rhythm – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  3. Jungle Jazz – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  4. Sunshine and Love – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  5. Ancestral Ceremony – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  6. Mother Earth – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  7. Winter Sadness – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Smith, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown
  8. Caribbean Festival – Amir-Salaam Bayyan, Khalis Bayyan, Robert “Kool” Bell, Donal Boyce, George “Funky” Brown

 

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