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Spirit of the Boogie

Kool & The Gang Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (24 Sep 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000001EOE
  • Other Editions: Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 627,232 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Spirit Of The Boogie
2. Ride The Rhythm
3. Jungle Jazz
4. Sunshine And Love
5. Ancestral Ceremony
6. Mother Earth
7. Winter Sadness
8. Caribbean Festival

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money if you can find it! 25 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
An absolutely fantastic early Kool and the Gang CD. This is not that easy to come by, but if you can get your hands on one, grab it quick! To some people Kool & the Gang are "Ladies Night", "Let's Go Dancing" etc, but theis will take you back to their funkier roots. The best track (for me) is "Jungle Jazz", with it's foot-stomping drum intro, (which has been sampled by a plethora of artist such as Jade, and the Brand New Heavies) combines a heavenly blend of horns with some serious heavy funk. This tune was the original tune for what later went out to become a the scorching hit "Jungle Boogie". Ok, so I've yapped on about 1 track....! This CD is a must for (early) Kool & the Gang fans and "funkophiles" alike!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mega Bumpin' Jungle Jazz ! ! ! 2 Feb 2001
By Eddie Landsberg - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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 !
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That's the spirit of the boogie... 28 Sep 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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 !!!!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars where has it been???? 18 Dec 2002
By JOHN D. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I have been waiting for this to come on CD for quite awhile now.
I transferred my vynyl LP to CD in order to have it some time ago. It doesn't get any better than this. Now if they would just release the "Open Sesame" album as well, that would make me a happy man. Check out "Light of Worlds", and "Wild and Peaceful"
too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Boogie spirit puleeesse! 4 May 2004
By Kyle Mole - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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!
5.0 out of 5 stars Feel The Spirit Of The Boogie Band! 21 Jan 2005
By Andre S. Grindle - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
THIS ALBUM IS AMAZING!!!!Just from the pulsing title cut on this album resonates with everything that made Kool & The Gange so wonderful during this period.The smooth "Sunshine And Love" and "Mother Earth" are slower but still meaningful purposes of intent while "Winter Madness",the title song and the brilliant "Anchestral Ceremony" are supreme examples of what writer Ricky Vincent calls the 'united funk' age-adding a new undercurrent of synthesized backrounds,only sudtley looming in the backround.And the percussive closer "Caribbean Festival" is just GREAT street funk-so everything here sums up what Kool & The Gang were trying to acomplish in their first five years-to deliver meaningful,loose as a goose jazzy funk grooves with a great rhythm and a spontaneus attitude-all while holding down a certain identification with the person on the street.An amazing achievment that,sadly,had become difficult to locate.But if you can find it and get YOU WILL be 100% satisfied!!!!!!
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