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Forever (Kool and the Gang album)

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Released  November 3, 1986
Forever (1986)  Sweat (1989)
Release date  3 November 1986
Length  48:59
Artist  Kool & The Gang
Label  PolyGram
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Producer  Kool and the Gang, Khalis Bayyan, I.B.M.C.
Genres  Funk, Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Adult contemporary music
Nominations  Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Album - Group, Band or Duo
Kool & The Gang albums  In the Heart, Emergency, Something Special, As One, Good Times

Forever is the seventeenth studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1986. The album included two major hits on the US Hot 100 Chart: "Victory" (US #10, R&B #2) and "Stone Love" (US #10, R&B #4). Two further singles, "Holiday" and "Special Way" were also released from the album; the former reached the top ten on the R&B Chart, the latter hit reached #6 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Contents

After this album, lead vocalist James "J.T." Taylor would leave the group for a solo career. He would return in 1996 for the State of Affairs album.

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Personnel

  • Bass – Robert "Kool" Bell
  • Drums – George Brown
  • Guitar – Charles Smith
  • Saxophone, keyboards – Khalis Bayyan
  • Keyboards – Curtis "Fitz" Williams
  • Vocals, percussion – James "J.T." Taylor
  • Alto saxophone – Dennis "Dee Tee" Thomas
  • Trombone – Clifford Adams
  • Trumpet – Michael Ray, Robert "Spike" Mickens
  • Additional musicians – Alex Williams, Kendal Stubbs, Mark Attalla
  • Backing vocals – Barbara Hernandez, Bert Clardy, Jeff Clardy, Kendal Stubbs, Lisa Foster, Starleana Young
  • Drum programming – Kendal Stubbs
  • Synthesizer and creative software programmed by – Randy Weber
  • Songs

    1Victory4:37
    2IBMC4:20
    3Stone Love

    References

    Forever (Kool & the Gang album) Wikipedia


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