Claydes Charles Smith, cofounder and lead guitarist of Kool & The Gang, passed away this week, so it’s only due justice to throw down with a:
Old School Wednesday : Kool & The Gang.
Podcast/mix available here. Click to play or right click-save as to download.]
Podcast coming soon. Watch for it.
01 – Hollywood Swinging
02 – Jungle Boogie
03 – Open Sesame
04 – Sea of Tranquility
05 – Summer Madness
06 – Celebration
07 – Ladies Night
08 – Too Hot
09 – Take My Heart (You Can Have It If You Want It)
10 – Big Fun
11 – Get Down On It
12 – Joanna
13 – Cherish
14 – Fresh
15 – Misled
When I hear tracks like Summer Madness and Take My Heart, there’s no doubt in my mind that this man was a great man and that he will definitely be missed. I’m sure heads will nod to Sea of Tranquility, whose melodies has been sampled to by another R&B singer. Special shout out to Obi (who does it mad wikked like dat) and my main man KB.
Our condolences go out to the Smith Family. Listen and reminisce. Send it on.