Ladies' Night (album)


Ladies' Night (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Ladies' Night
Type = Studio album
Artist = Kool & the Gang


Released = September 6, 1979
Recorded =
Genre = Disco, Funk
Length = 34:05
Producer = Eumir Deodato
Label = DeLite Records (Polygram)
Reviews = * Wilson&Alroy's Rating|3|5 [http://www.warr.org/kool.html link]
*"Rolling Stone" (mixed) [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/koolthegang/albums/album/181698/review/5944639/ladies_night link]
Last album = "Everybody's Dancin'"
(1979)
This album = "Ladies' Night"
(1979)
Next album = "Celebrate!"
(1980)
Misc = Extra album cover
Upper caption =
Background = Infobox Album/color|Studio album


Lower caption = Cover of the 1995 reissue on CD

"Ladies' Night" was an album released by the funk band Kool and the Gang 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.

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. [ [http://www.discomuseum.com/KoolAndTheGang.html DiscoMuseum] Kool & the Gang page. Accessed: October 1, 2006]

Track lists

*Charts*Album: US#13, R&B#1
*Ladies Night US#8, RB#1, UK#9
*Too Hot US#5 ,RB#3 ,UK#23

Personnel

Musical

*Clifford Adams - Trombone
*Christine Albert - Trumpet
*Robert "Kool" Bell - Bass, Vocals
*Ronald Bell - Keyboards, Vocals, Wind
*George "Funky" Brown - Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
*Diane Cameron - Vocals
*Deodato - Keyboards
*Jon Faddis - Trumpet
*Cynthia Huggins - Vocals
*Adam Ippolito - Keyboards
*Robert "Spike" Mickens - Trumpet, Vocals
*Joan Motley - Vocals
*Charles Smith - Guitar, Vocals
*James "J.T." Taylor - Vocals
*Dennis "D.T." Thomas - Keyboards, Vocals, Wind
*Cedric Toon - Vocals
*Earl Toon - Keyboards, Vocals

Technical

*Mike Doud - Art Direction
*Joe Kotleba - Cover Design
*Raul Vega - Photography

References

External links

* [http://www.koolandthegang.com/ Official Kool & the Gang site]


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