- Released: February 1, 2000
- Originally Released: 2000
- Label: Island / Mercury
- 2.Jungle Boogie
- 3.Ladies Night
- 5.Get Down On It
- 6.Hollywood Swinging
- 9.Too Hot
- 10.Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
- 11.Big Fun
Kool & The Gang: Robert "Kool" Bell (bass, background vocals); Amir Abdul-Salaam Bayyan (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Charles Smith (vocals, guitar); Dennis "D.T." Thomas (vocals, alto saxophone); Robert "Spike" Mickens (vocals, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion); Larry Gittens (vocals, trumpet flueglhorn); Ricky West, Earl Toon Jr. (vocals, keyboards); James "J.T." Taylor, Donal Boyce (vocals); Khallis Bayyan (flute, soprano & tenor saxophones, keyboards, synthesizer, background vocals); Michael Ray (trumpet, background vocals); Otha Nash (trombone); Curtis "Fitz" Williams (keyboards, synthesizer); George "Funky" Brown (drums, percussion).
Something Sweet: Cynthia Huggins, Joan Motley, Beverly Owens, Renee Connel, Kelly Barreto (background vocals).
Producers: Eumir Deodato, Kool & The Gang, Khallis Bayyan, Jim Bonnefond.
Compilation producer: Harry Weinger.
Includes liner notes by Brian Chin and Cleveland Brown.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Universal Music Studios East).
Personnel: James "J.T." Taylor , Donal Boyce, Robert "Kool" Bell (vocals); Amir Abdul Salaam Bayyan (guitar, keyboards); Charles Smith (guitar); Khalis Bayyan (flute, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, keyboards, synthesizer); Dennis "D.T." Thomas (alto saxophone); Robert "Spike" Mickens (trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion); Larry Gittens (trumpet, flugelhorn); Michael Ray (trumpet); Otha Nash (trombone); Curtis "Fitz" Williams (keyboards, synthesizer); Rick Iantosca (keyboards, percussion); Earl Toon, Ricky West (keyboards); George "Funky" Brown (snare drum, percussion).
Arranger: Rick Iantosca.
Kool & the Gang's 20th Century Masters collection gathers a bare-bones assemblage of their hits, from the funky "Hollywood Swinging," "Get Down on It," and "Jungle Boogie" to their later, smoother R&B singles like "Fresh," "Cherish," and "Joanna." Though it's not an extensive compilation, the album does provide a decent sampling of the band's work. ~ Heather Phares