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Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday Music "Open Sesame" and "Misled" by Kool and the Gang

I decided to roll with Kool and the Gang, I was riding home and on my motorcycle sound system the song came on "Open Sesame" by Kool and the Gang.  Back in 1977/1978 I was one of the producers of our 6 grade play and it was based on historical events, and I used several songs from the sound Track from Saturday Night Fever in the Play and one of the songs I used was "Open Sesame" from Kool and the Gang.  I went with a visual story with music to back it up.  I was told later on I raised the bar on subsequent productions.   I was never told "I couldn't" so I went with my gut and it went well.  I sometimes wonder if my life would be different if I had pursued that avenue instead of the direction that my life has taken.  Naa I am happy with my life that I have now with no regrets.  I went with a 2fer from Kool and the Gang, one song from the 1970's and one song from the 1980's...There is symmetry there, LOL

Open Sesame is the eighth studio album by the funk band Kool & the Gang, released in 1976. The album yielded the hit title track, "Open Sesame", which achieved some success, first as a top ten R&B single, then later as part of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. "Super Band" also reached the R&B top twenty. The album was the second of two albums released by the band in 1976.

 I couldn't find out any real information on this song except it was in "Saturday Night Fever and it was at the height of the "Disco Movement.".   I do like the sheer pageantry of the video's This was before the advent of "Professional" video's and music video's varied depending if the band was willing to make a video clip.

Emergency is the sixteenth studio album by the American band Kool & the Gang, released in 1984. It ultimately became the group's biggest selling career album, earning Double Platinum status in America, Platinum in Canada, and Silver in the UK.

The album produced four US top 20 hit singles including "Fresh" (US #9); "Misled" (US #10); the title track "Emergency" (US #18); and the album's biggest hit, the million-selling "Cherish" (US #2). "Fresh", "Misled", and "Cherish" also cracked the top 40 in the UK reaching #11, #28, and #4 respectively while "Emergency" only reached #50 in that country.



  1. Heh... Kinda glad I missed that one... :-P

  2. Oh, man! I loved Kool and The Gang. Not to date myself, but I had them on Record and cassette. LOL