Live at the Sex Machine
Download links and information about Live at the Sex Machine by Kool & The Gang. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Funk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 48:19 minutes.
|Artist:||Kool & The Gang|
|Genre:||Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Jazz, Rock, Funk|
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|1.||Medley: What Would the World Be Like Without Music/Let the Music Take Your Mind||4:29|
|2.||Walk On By||5:15|
|4.||Trying to Make a Fool of Me||4:29|
|5.||Who's Gonna Take the Weight?||6:19|
|8.||I Want to Take You Higher||4:13|
|10.||The Touch of You||4:14|
|11.||Kool It (Here Comes the Fuzz)||2:58|
Recorded in May 1970 at the Sex Machine club in Philadelphia, Kool & The Gang’s first live album is a stunning document of the era’s heavy R &B attitude. At this point in time the nine-man outfit was essentially a vehicle for its squadron of horn players: trumpeter Robert “Spike” Mickens, alto sax player Dennis “D.T.” Thomas, and tenor sax man Khalis Bayyan (a.k.a. Ronald Bell, co-founder of the ensemble). Depending on the tone of the song, they could spread out and weave (“The Touch of You,” “Trying to Make a Fool of Me”) or generate interlocking staccato patterns (“Pneumonia,” “Funky Man”). In the same family as Hugh Masekela’s “Grazing In the Grass” and Cliff Nobles’ “The Horse,” “Chocolate Buttermilk” is a horn-heavy instrumental that translates the sunny day optimism of the late ‘60s. On the flip side is the group’s reading of “Walk On By,” a smoldering reflection of the era’s tumultuous undercurrent. Live at the Sex Machine is not only a document of the young Kool & The Gang, but of a long-lost ghetto meeting place — the long-since vanished Sex Machine, which was located on 52nd and Market in the heart of West Philly.