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VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

Posted By: Designol
VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Funk, Disco, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Mercury, Chronicles | # 514 821-2 | 01:07:21

For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" – a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove – you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated.

Kool & The Gang - Ladies' Night (1979) [2015, Japan]

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Kool & The Gang - Ladies' Night (1979) [2015, Japan]

Kool & The Gang - Ladies' Night (1979) [2015, Japan]
R&B, Soul/Funk, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 33:32 | 219,83 Mb
Label: Mercury Records/Universal Music (Japan) | Cat.# UICY-77005 | Released: 2015-03-04 (1979-09-06)

"Ladies' Night" is the 11th studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1979. The album became their first major success especially after the release of the title track, the U.S. #8 "Ladies' Night," and the U.S. #5 follow-up "Too Hot" which both became Billboard Top 10 hits. The album brought a return to the mainstream after a lull in success from 1976-1978. In addition all the cuts from the album reached number five on the disco chart. "Ladies' Night" was the album where Kool & the Gang perfected their funky style and made it more mainstream by incorporating some pop and light R&B into the sound. The result was that this album was not only popular during the 1970s black-oriented funk era where the band started, but also during the more popular and diverse disco era. Ladies' Night became their first Platinum album. It also marked the debut of lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor.

Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)

Posted By: delpotro
Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)

Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 00:59:39 | 424 Mb
R'n'B, Funk, Disco | Label: Astana Music

R&B, funk and soul icons Kool & the Gang are returning with a 2023 album release - People Just Wanna Have Fun.

VA - Funk (The Essential Collection) (2009) [The Intro Collection] 3 CDs

Posted By: Designol
VA - Funk (The Essential Collection) (2009) [The Intro Collection] 3 CDs

VA - Funk (The Essential Collection) (2009) [The Intro Collection] 3 CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.32 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 537 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, R&B, Disco | Label: Union Square Music | # INTROTCD45 | Time: 03:47:40

2009 three CD collection. How do you like your Funk, y'all? Streetwise, southern fried or paaarty? You'll find them all here as this collection of original rare grooves brings you Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, Funkadelic, Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples and many other true funky legends. Sure to satisfy, this is funky perfection on plastic! Includes informative notes on all songs featured. 60 tracks.

Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)

Posted By: Rtax
Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)

Kool & The Gang - People Just Wanna Have Fun (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 426 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 146 MB
59:32 | Soul, Funk, R&B | Label: Astana Music Inc

R&B, funk and soul icons Kool & the Gang are returning with a 2023 album release - People Just Wanna Have Fun. With six decades of hits, the internationally celebrated group continues to tour the world. The band is led by founding members Robert "Kool" Bell (bassist) and George "Funky" Brown (keyboardist, drummer & producer of this album), who has a new book coming out called Too Hot: Kool & the Gang & Me. Continuing to release music that makes the good times better and the bad times more bearable, this collection will be the band's 34th studio album, featuring some of the last studio work by founding horn players, Kool's brother Ronald "Khalis" Bell and Dennis "D.T." Thomas, who passed in 2020 and 2021. Lead vocals on the album also include Sha Sha Jones, Shawn McQuiller, Lavell Evans, Dominique Karan, Rick Marcel and Walt Anderson, plus rappers Ami Miller & Ole'.

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Posted By: Designol
Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012

Kool & the Gang - Something Special (1981) Japanese SHM-CD, 2012
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 259 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 102 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Urban, R&B, Post-Disco | Label: Universal/Mercury | # UICY-25311 | 00:36:26

With their long track record, Kool & the Gang have always offered dance-provoking rhythms and Something Special fits that bill, too. Featuring the number one single "Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)," James "J.T." Taylor approaches the song in a cool, mesmerizing tone, closing out the vamp in his falsetto with a burst of energy while the background vocals chant the subtitle throughout the chorus. Not known to lead a song in falsetto, Taylor further utilizes this talent on the motivated rhythms of the nocturnal scenario of "Steppin' Out." It maintained a steady stride, rising to the number ten spot on the charts. The third single from the album was "Get Down on It." As the title indicates, this is a gritty funk track that worked its way up the charts to claim the number three position, selling more than 500,000 copies. Although there were no more charted singles from this album, the entire collection is deserving of recognition. On a slower note, "Pass It On" and "No Show" received regional airplay.

Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 1 1970-1978 (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 1 1970-1978 (2022)

Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 1 1970-1978 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.2 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.1 GB
8:22:44 | Soul, Soul-Jazz, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Label: Edsel Records

Limited 13 CD set. With a cannon of more than 20 albums, Kool & the Gang are one of the most sampled Bands in music history. From their roots in the mid-late '60s, the Band has explored many musical styles from jazz and soul, funk and rock, R&B/Pop, with Gene Redd at the helm for their first handful of albums. The Albums 1 1970-1978 is the first of two box sets that cover the Band's first 20 years. The set contains 119 tracks across 13 CDs, from the Band's twelve studio and live albums, released worldwide from 1970's debut Kool & the Gang and 1978's Everybody's Dancin', as well as a bonus Singles Selection disc, containing singles edits and non-LP tracks. Kool & the Gang's musical legacy remains in full force with their brand of melodic jazz, funk soul and pop.

Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989 (2022)

Posted By: Rtax
Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989 (2022)

Kool & The Gang - The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989 (2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 3.3 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 1.1 GB
8:34:27 | Soul, Soul-Jazz, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco | Label: Edsel Records

Limited eleven CD set. With disco taking hold of the charts worldwide, an inspired change of direction brought in a recognized lead vocalist in James "J.T." Taylor and Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato to the fold, with him signing-up to produce their next four albums. The Albums Vol. 2 1979-1989 is the second of two box sets that cover the band's first 20 years, starting with 1979's Ladies Night, up to and including Sweat (1989), as well as three extra discs in "7" Singles Selection" and "12" Singles Selection #1 and #2", which also contains non-album tracks. The set contains 105 tracks across 11 CDs, including 18 UK Top 30 hits and seven Top Tens. Kool & the Gang's place in music history is ensured with a joyful and vibrant legacy for generations of fans and music lovers to enjoy.

Kool & The Gang - Greatest Hits Live! (1996)

Posted By: Rtax
Kool & The Gang - Greatest Hits Live! (1996)

Kool & The Gang - Greatest Hits Live! (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 372 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 132 MB
55:49 | Soul, Funk, Disco | Label: Milan

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." 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 with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk.

VA - Office Party. - Work Hard, Party Harder! [3CD Box Set] (2015)

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VA - Office Party. - Work Hard, Party Harder! [3CD Box Set] (2015)

VA - Office Party. - Work Hard, Party Harder! [3CD Box Set] (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 1.35 GB
Genre: Pop, Soul, Disco, R&B, Pop Rock | Label: Made II Measure Records | Catalog Number: M2MCD002

The 3-disc release contains as many as 54 classic hits suitable for an office party (Office Party) performed by such stars as: Tom Jones, Kelis, Labelle, The Sugarhill Gang, Moloko, Madness, Soul II Soul, The Farm, Aretha Franklin , Erasure, Kool & The Gang, Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fire, Blondie, Cyndi Lauper and many more.

Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004)

Posted By: v3122
Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004)

Kool & The Gang - The Hits: Reloaded. Part1 & 2 (2004)
2CD | Funk/Soul/Jazz/Pop | EAC Rip | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log | MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2005 | Odyssey/Unique | 4823022800016 | CIS | ~898 + 304 Mb
Scans(300dpi, jpg) Included | Scans(600dpi, png) -> 146 Mb

This is an amazing double CD tribute compilation - to commemorate 40 years in the business, Kool & The Gang has teamed up and remade many of their top hits top to bottom featuring many of todays most up & coming vocalists and artists. I am quite surprised that this project has not made more of a splash in the states, yet…

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

Posted By: delpotro
Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 252 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 89 Mb | 00:36:18
R'n'B, Soul, Funk | Label: Omnivore Recordings

25th studio release from Kool & The Gang, featuring the singles “Pursuit Of Happiness” and “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours).”

Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)

Posted By: v3122
Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)

Kool & The Gang - The Very Best of. Live In Concert (2007)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Ear Music, SZCD 6953-10 | Ukraine | ~ 336 or 138 Mb | Scans(jpg) Included
Soul / Funk | Scans(png, 600dpi) -> 104 Mb

Live archive release from the American R&B/Soul/Funk outfit. On the occasion of their 40th anniversary, Kool & The Gang gave a concert in Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2005 to celebrate four decades of success all over the world…

Kool & The Gang - The 50 Greatest Songs (2007/2018)

Posted By: ciklon5
Kool & The Gang - The 50 Greatest Songs (2007/2018)

Kool & The Gang - The 50 Greatest Songs (2007/2018)
FLAC tracks / MP3 320 kbps | 3:34:40 | 1,33 Gb / 492 Mb
Genre: Soul, Funk, Disco, R&B / Label: Mercury Records

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." 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 with the interplay and improvisation of a jazz outfit, plus the energy and spark of a band with equal ties to soul, R&B, and funk.

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

Posted By: Rtax
Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)

Kool & The Gang - Perfect Union (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 252 MB | 00:36:12
Funk, Soul, R&B | Label: Omnivore Recordings

25th studio release from Kool & The Gang, featuring the singles “Pursuit Of Happiness” and “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours).”
Formed in 1964, The Jazziacs would play with McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Saunders, and other jazz greats. They would change their name to Kool & The Gang in 1969, sign with De-Lite Records and release their self-titled debut the following year. 1973’s Wild And Peaceful featured the Gold singles “Jungle Boogie” and “Hollywood Swinging.” The end of that decade and beginning of the next saw them collaborating with producer Eumir Deodato for a string of Platinum albums—Ladies Night, Celebrate!, and Something Special. They continued through the 80s with more Platinum albums, including Emergency, which featured four Top 20 singles.