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Genre: R&B/Soul

Released: 1981

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Something Special – Kool & the Gang

NameArtistTimePrice
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Steppin OutKool & the Gang4:45$0.99
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Good Time TonightKool & the Gang5:00$0.99
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Take My Heart (You Can Have It If Yo..Kool & the Gang4:06$1.29
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Be My LadyKool & the Gang4:15$0.99
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Get Down On ItKool & the Gang4:53$1.29
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Pass It OnKool & the Gang4:33$0.99
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Stand Up and SingKool & the Gang4:29$0.99
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No ShowKool & the Gang4:20$0.99
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Stop!Kool & the Gang3:21$0.99

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Our Review

Though it doesn’t boast a single as spectacularly memorable as “Celebration,” Something Special is a more consistent album. By this time Kool & The Gang had its brand of relaxed but tightly knit disco ditties down to a science. “Steppin Out,” “Be My Lady” and “Good Time Tonight” are well-crafted, tuneful club songs, but without any of the bombast that had been inherent to disco tunes just a few years prior. “Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)” is totally understated, unperturbed funk — a perfect example of the group’s ability to make pretty pop songs without sacrificing their funk chops. Because the band was best known as a funk powerhouse, their ballads were often overlooked, but “Pass It On” and “No Show” are two of the band’s finest ballads, both well-suited to the silky pipes of JT Taylor. The keystone song is undoubtedly “Get Down On It,” an insidiously catchy dance hit that unwittingly predicts the course R &B would take in the late '80s and early '90s.

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Customer Reviews

If You Have to Have One Kool and The Gang CD This Is It. (5 stars)
This is without a doubt the best Kool And the Gang CD I've ever listened to. JT Taylor, who sported a classic 80s jheri-curl,was in fine form as the lead singer. Too bad he made the mistake of leaving the group because he and the band were never the same again."Starting with "Stepping Out", the entire CD just has a roller-rink disco groove that just through your body. If you are over 35 like I am, I guarantee, it will stir mem

Biography

Formed: 1964 in Jersey City, NJ
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed as a jazz ensemble in the mid-'60s, Kool & the Gang became one of the most inspired and influential funk units during the '70s, and one of the most popular R&B groups of the '80s after their breakout hit "Celebration" in 1979. Just as funky as James Brown or Parliament (and sampled almost as frequently), Kool & the Gang relied on their jazz backgrounds and long friendship to form a tightly knit group...

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Top Songs By Kool & the Gang

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Celebration (Single Version)Celebrate!4:58$1.29
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Get Down on It20th Century Masters - The ..3:33$1.29
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Jungle BoogieThe Very Best of Kool & the..3:03$1.29
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Hollywood Swinging (Single Version)The Very Best of Kool & the..3:28$1.29
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Celebration (Single Version)The Very Best of Kool & the..3:41$1.29
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Summer MadnessLight of Worlds4:17$1.29
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Get Down On ItThe Very Best of Kool & the..3:32$1.29
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Celebration (Single)20th Century Masters - The ..3:41$1.29
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Fresh (Single Version)The Very Best of Kool & the..3:48$1.29

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