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Spirit of the Boogie
Kool & the Gang
Spirit of the Boogie
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Kool & the Gang
Title: Spirit of the Boogie
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/1975
Re-Release Date: 9/24/1996
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731453293427, 0602498082232, 602498119242, 731453293441

CD Reviews

That's the spirit of the boogie...
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Kool & The Gang - for the most people only known as a la-la-la disco combo. On this CD (other good recordings are also available) you can hear Kool & his gang in their purest form as they were without the cream cheese virtuoso J.T. Taylor. This is for listening with all you've got, not only ears. "Spirit Of The Boogie" is next to "Music Is The Message" and "Wild & Peaceful" one of the ultimate K&TG albums. Track no. 3 "Jungle Jazz" is a perfect re-recording of "Jungle Boogie" with a jazzy flute instead of vocals. Buy the a.m. albums and you'll enjoy it !!!!"
Mega Bumpin' Jungle Jazz ! ! !
Eddie Landsberg | Tokyo, Japan | 02/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm surprized this album doesn't have a gazillion reviews written up on it. Long out of print and almost impossible to get, its been a long sought after gem of DJs, and true hard cored funkateer vinyl collectors alike... in fact, almost their best kept secret, that this little ditty (originally released in August of '75) features some of the hardest hitting funk and dance grooves of the era. (I know its hard to believe... once they hit pay dirt with stuff like Celebration, they wound up setting a legacy not of tripped out Bump music, but rather cheesy pop, but trust me... there was a time when these cats were wild and deep.)Mixing elements of hard core funk, Jazz, African Consciousness and rhythms, Spirit of The Boogie *IMHO* definitely gives Earth Wind & Fire, who would come to epitomize the Jazz Out Jungle Funk school of dance a heavy run for their money. Though some tracks are better than others, this is definitely a listen straight through album that'll make you get down - - mega bumpin' keyboard and basslines, fired up trumpet blast and lot's of percussion. Ain't nothin' but a party ! If you dig this, check out some Ripple, KAY GEES, Bohannon, Fatback and Brass Construction as well !"
Boogie spirit puleeesse!
Kyle Mole | UK | 05/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is something about discovering Kool And The Gang in your mid twenties, after being brought up on P-funk, Jazz, Soul, Blues, that makes ya realize that life is worth livin! I swear, man, All these Pre J.T cheese albums will blow ya'll away. I have bought all their early out put now and listen dance and sing (hopelessly outta' tune!) all day and night. Everythang is here, just let the music free yo mind, sucka!"