Apologies for the mediocre photo
Dug out a few favorite LPs from Kool & the Gang, pre-Jungle Boogie era, when they were more of an instrumental jazz and funk ensemble. Instrumentation was way too ill back then. Don’t get it twisted, there were some great later records from them during the mid to late 70s, but the earlier stuff trumps them all in my opinion. Enjoy. Download links are highlighted beneath stream. More after the jump.
Soul Vibrations | Sampled by Joe Budden, ATCQ, LL Cool J and Jaz
Funky Granny | Sampled by ATCQ & Beastie Boys
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) | Sampled by Statik Selektah f. Styles P, Termanology & Q-Tip