Wednesday, 26 August 2009

The Kay-Gees ”Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan”

The Kay-Gees

”Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan
–Expanded –
( Unidisc Records, Canada, 1993 )
Catalog # SPLK-7100

Tracklisting:
1 Get Down (4:30)
2 Let’s Boogie (5:07)
3 My Favorite Song (2:36)
4 You’ve Got To Keep On Bumpin’ (8:09)
5 Hustle Wit Every Muscle (Theme From “Party” T.V. Show) (3:10)
6 Master Plan (2:49)
7 Who’s The Man? (With The Master Plan) (1:53)
8 Ain’t No Time (Part 1) (1:47)
9 Wondering (4:16)
10 Ain’t No Time (Part 2) (4:55)
11 Anthology (2:29)
12 My Favorite Song (Disco Version) (5:12)
13 Hustle Wit Every Muscle (Long Version) (4:10)
14 Let’s Boogie (Instrumental) (4:01)
…and more!!!

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Kay-Gees, The , Ronald Bell
Bass – Kevin Bell , Michael Cheek
Clavinet – Kevin Bell , Kevin Lassiter
Drums – Callie Cheek
Engineer – Bob Clearmountain, Harvey Goldberg, Jeffrey Lesser
Featuring – Ronald Bell , Royal Jackson , Something Sweet
Guitar [Lead] – Kevin Bell
Keyboards, Piano [Electric Fender Rhodes], Organ, String Ensemble, Synthesizer, Melodica – Kevin Lassiter
Mastered By – José Rodriguez
Percussion – Callie Cheek , Dennis White, Kevin Bell, Kevin Lassiter, Michael Cheek, Peter Duarte , Ray Wright
Percussion [Latin], Congas, Guitar – Wilson Becket
Producer – Ronald Bell
Saxophone [Alto, Soprano, Baritone], Kettle Drums – Peter Duarte
Saxophone [Electric Tenor], Flute, Harmonica – Dennis White
Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Trombone [Valve Slide], Cornet – Ray Wright
Vocals – Callie Cheek , Kevin Bell , Kevin Lassiter , Michael Cheek , Peter Duarte , Ray Wright , Wilson Becket
Vocals [Monologue] – Dennis White

Notes:
Special guests artists: Ronald Bell; Royal Jackson and “Something Sweet” consisting of Beverly Owens, Cynthia Huggins, Joan Motley and Reneé Connell.
Special guest lyricist: Harold (que pasa) Hernandez – our manager
Executive producer Kool & The Gang
Format: Album
Country: Canada
Original Release: 1974 (Gang Records, Cat.#Gang 101)
This record contains a few extra tracks.


Covers here & here.

Comment:
This is one of our favvourite records…
Enjoy wit every muscle!!!

Review:
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 asKeep on Bumpin' & Masterplan.
By John Bush (AMG)

By Pier

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