The Kay-Gees Keep on Bumpin' & Masterplan
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- Released: March 21, 1996
- Label: Unidisc Records
- 1.Get Down - (studio)
- 2.Let's Boogie - (studio)
- 3.My Favourite Song - (studio)
- 4.You've Got To Keep On Bum - (studio)
- 5.Hustle Wit Every Muscle - (studio)
- 6.Master Plan - (studio)
- 7.Who's The Man - (studio)
- 8.Ain't No Time - (studio)
- 9.Wondering - (studio)
- 10.Ain't No Time (Pt.2) - (studio)
- 11.Anthology - (studio)
- 12.My Favorite Song (Disco V - (studio)
- 13.Hustle Wit Every Muscle - (studio)
- 14.Let's Boogie (Instrumenta - (studio)
Personnel: Kevin Bell (vocals, guitar, Clavinet, percussion); Dennis White (vocals, flute, harmonica, alto saxophone, percussion); Kevin Lassiter (vocals, melodica, Fender Rhodes piano, Clavinet, organ, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Peter Duarte (vocals, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, kettle drum, percussion); Ray Wright (vocals, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, valve trombone, percussion); Michael Cheek (vocals, percussion).
Audio Remasterers: Robert Matichak; Kay-Gee's.
Arranger: Ronald Bell .
The debut LP from Kay-Gee's proved that the band led by Kevin Bell (brother to Kool & the Gang's Ronald) had all the deep, driving grooves, kinetic energy, and street-corner vibes of funk's master outfit. Produced by Ronald Bell and Kool & the Gang, Keep on Bumpin' & Masterplan featured a pair of strong lead tracks and plenty more strong material, like "Hustle Wit Every Muscle" (used as the theme song to the television show Party). The Kay-Gee's' horn section was equal to Kool & the Gang's, and if they lacked a few of the awesome hooks that propelled Ronald Bell's group into the R&B charts on a regular basis, alto/soprano Pete Duarte was a superior soloist and female vocal trio Something Sweet filled in the gaps on the great jam "Let's Boogie" and "Wondering." Kay-Gee's were also better at locking into great grooves, while Kool & the Gang spent too much time mixing up their style. True, a Kool & the Gang singles collection would blow Kay-Gee's' out of the water, but even they never recorded an album as good as Keep on Bumpin' & Masterplan. ~ John Bush
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