Hyannis, MA, July 14, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- "Live at P.J.'s, the third Kool & the Gang record (and second live album in a row), betters the previous Live at the Sex Machine with a committed set balancing funky workouts ("Ronnie's Groove") with more exploratory soul-jazz ("Sombrero Sam"), and occasionally trying both on the same track ("N.T."). " (All Music Guide **** 1/2)
Originally released in 1971, “Live At PJ’s” is classic Kool & The Gang from their early jazz and funk influenced days, long before they became soul crossover sensations of the late ’70’s early ‘80s.
This album has been out of print for some time and has been totally remastered in 24 bit from the original first generation DeLite master tapes.
The 16 page full color booklet includes a major essay from K&TG historian Cleveland Brown, who has worked with the band for over 30 years. There are also rare photos and memorabilia, along with the original liner notes and full session personnel.
Features bonus track “The Penguin” recorded ‘live’ at PJ’s but not included on the original album.
Track Listing: 1. N.T. 2. Ricksonata 3. Sombrero Sam 4. Ronnie’s Groove 5. Medley: Ike’s Groove / You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling 6. Lucky For Me
7. Dujii 8. The Penguin (Bonus Track)
Live at PJ's is released on 21st July 2009.
Label: Reel Music
Catalog #: REE 78011 (66748-78011-2)
Distribution: City Hall Records 415-457-9080 and
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