In November 1976.

In November 1976, “De-Lite” label released “Open Sesame”, the eighth Kool & the Gang studio album. It was recorded in 1976, and was produced by Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens and Otha Nash.

Personnel:

  • Claydes Smith – guitar, percussion
  • Otha Nash – vocals, percussion, trombone
  • Ronald Bell – vocals, saxophone, flute, clavinet, synthesizer, keyboards, percussion, vibraphone, strings
  • Dennis Thomas – vocals, saxophone, flute, percussion, congas
  • Larry Gittens – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Robert Mickens – trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion
  • Robert “Kool” Bell – vocals, bass, percussion
  • George Brown – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by  Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens and Otha Nash, except where noted.

  1. Open Sesame (Groove with the Genie) – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash.
  2. Gift of Love – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan” Bell, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  3. Little Children – Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  4. All Night Long – Claydes Charles Smith, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  5. Whisper Softly – Ronald “Khalis Bayyan” Bell, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  6. Super Band
  7. L-O-V-E – George Brown, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash
  8. Sunshine – Robert “Spike” Mickens, Donna Johnson, Robert Bell, George Brown, Claydes Smith, Ronald Bell, Dennis Thomas, Larry Gittens, Robert Mickens, Otha Nash

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