Tuesday 8/10/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Kool & The Gang – Celebrate! (1980)

Celebrate! is the twelfth studio album by American band Kool & the Gang. Released on September 29, 1980, the album reached No. 1 on the US R&B chart and #10 on the Billboard 200. The album produced perhaps Kool & the Gang’s most recognizable hit song, the #1 chart-topper, “Celebration”, which still receives heavy play today over four decades later.

  1. “Celebration” 4:58
  2. “Jones vs. Jones” 4:18
  3. “Take It to the Top” 4:19
  4. “Morning Star” 3:46
  5. “Love Festival” 5:16
  6. “Just Friends” 4:23
  7. “Night People” 3:47
  8. “Love Affair” 4:21
  9. “Celebration” Single Edit
  10. “Take It to the Top” Single Edit
  11. “Jones vs. Jones” Single Edit
  12. “Morning Star” 12″ Extended
  13. “Celebremos” 12″

Bass – Robert “Kool” Bell
Lead guitar – Charles Smith
Keyboards, saxophone, backing vocals – Ronald Bell
Drums, percussion, backing vocals – George Brown
Lead and backing vocals – James “J.T.” Taylor
Alto saxophone – Dennis Thomas
Trumpet, backing vocals – Robert Mickens
Keyboards, backing vocals – Earl Toon, Jr.
Keyboards – Kevin Bell
Additional keyboards – Adam Epolito
Backing vocals – Cedric Toon, Meekaeel Muhammad, Robert Bell, Coffee, Something Sweet
Orchestra arranged and conducted by – Eumir Deodato