KOOL & THE GANG need no introduction. They were the top selling Soul group of the 70’s and 80’s having sold over 70 million albums worldwide and have received countless awards. Without them we would not have such great hits as ‘Summer Madness,’ ‘Get Down On It,’ ‘Celebration’ and who could forget that slammin’ funk monster that features so heavily in Quentin Tarantino’s cult flick - Pulp Fiction; ‘Jungle Boogie.’
Towards the end of 1978 would see Kool & The Gang release EVERYBODY'S DANCIN', their 12th studio album. EVERYBODY'S DANCIN' is one of the groups least talked about efforts as its release came in between the groups two most successful periods of early to mid-seventies funk and late seventies/early eighties Dance/Pop. However in order to get a full appreciation of such a pivotal and influential group EVERYBODY'S DANCIN' should not be overlooked. This album exists perfectly between the realms of hard hitting funk and sophisticated soulful pop, pointing the way to the groups unprecedented worldwide success's over the following years.
The opening and title track, ‘Everybody's Dancin',’ is an eight minute plus dance floor masterpiece that keeps giving you more as the string sections come in over an array of incredible horn hooks and ecstatic vocals. It was the only single to chart from the album reaching #65 R&B in late '78. The other official single from this set is ‘I Like Music,’ a scorching mid tempo stomp declaring something we all already knew about this most dedicated of groups.
‘Big Chief Funkum,’ sits alongside "Open Sesame” from the album of the same name (CDBBR0045) as it provides a comical stereotype of Native Americans over a tough groove at a time when celebration of Native American culture was to the fore in the U.S.A. Both ‘You Deserve A Break Today’ and ‘Dancin’ Shoes’ (surely a nod to Miami's greatest hit makers of the time, K.C and the Sunshine Band) are very tight, satisfying slices of funk, while ‘Stay A While’ is the best ballad on the album. · BBR is proud to present EVERYBODY'S DANCIN'. This expanded and re-mastered edition comes complete with extensive liner notes and added bonus material. This BBR remaster is a must have for all R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco and Pop fans out there!
RELEASE DATE 27TH JANUARY 2014
1. EVERYBODY'S DANCIN'
2. DANCIN' SHOES
3. BIG CHIEF FUNKUM
4. I LIKE MUSIC
5. YOU DESERVE A BREAK TODAY
6. AT THE PARTY
7. STAY A WHILE
8. IT'S ALL YOU NEED
9. PEACE TO THE UNIVERSE
10. I LIKE MUSIC (Single Version)
11. IT'S ALL YOU NEED (Single Version)
12. EVERYBODY'S DANCIN' (Single Version)
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