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Light of Worlds
Kool & the Gang
Light of Worlds
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Kool & the Gang
Title: Light of Worlds
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Island / Mercury
Original Release Date: 1/1/1974
Re-Release Date: 3/19/1996
Album Type: Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453219427, 0602517730243, 731453219441

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Light of Worlds...
D. S. HARDEN | L.A.,CA USA | 10/14/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It was the fall of 1974, I was a junior in high school, and I owned no music at that time. My mother frowned upon me listening to that type of "sound" at the time.

Well, I gotta tell ya, I heard "Light of Worlds/Rhyme Time People" on AM radio and my mind was blown away by the sound I heard.

I didn't buy it.

Next, I heard "Light of Worlds/Summer Madness" on AM radio and flipped out, but still,

I didn't buy it.

Finally, I heard "Light of Worlds/Higher Plane" on AM radio.

Right then and there, I decided that my mom was just going to have to "kick my behind." I marched down to VIP Records on Crenshaw Blvd. (between Adams Blvd. and 28th Street - for the curious), paid my $3.88 and proudly took the wax home.

I walked through the door, and guess who was waiting for me? Yep, my mother. I stood there and waited for the fireworks to start, but to my surprise and relief - she said absolutely nothing. But, she gave me that "look" that all moms (and dads) can give kids when they are sorely displeased.

I sat the LP in front of the Family Stereo. It was the first album that I ever owned, and I was in heaven everytime I played it. 32 years later, whenever I hear any of the music from the album (or "Summertime" by Will Smith, who sampled and up-tempoed it for his rhymes), I think of that day when I brought "Light of Worlds" home. Kool & the Gang, thank you for the memories (and the music). I'd give you 10 stars if I could, but I'll settle for the five that Amazon offers!!

Five stars!!

P.S., The second album I ever owned was "That's the Way of the World" by Earth, Wind and Fire!!"
"Light of Worlds"
K. R Sadler | Philadelphia, PA United States | 02/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I purchased this album in November 1974. It is one of the best R & B albums ever! During this era of their careers they were playing serious R&B with a Jazz overtone. The title track is unbelievable. "Summer Madness" is a standard. In fact it was recently used in the movie "Baby Boy". However, this track did not make it to the soundtrack. We used to do the "Bump" to "Higher Plane". I was a sophomore in high school when this came out. "Light of Worlds" brings back many fond memories."
"Summer Maddness"
Gwendolyn Burnett | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States | 04/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The very first time I heard Kool and the Gang, I was at a house party. They had a destinct sound of Jazz and R&B. During this time many bands were in competition with one another. However, Kool and the Gang never waivered and when they played they really made it look so effortless. Their music was so smooth that you could listen or dance to it. It was a priviledge to watch them grow. I remember seeing them on TV, singing their song Hollywood Swingin, and guess what? They were really in Hollywood, they finally made it! No one puts it down like Kool."