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Kool & The Gang: Street Gang

Vernon Gibbs, Black Music, February 1974

KOOL & THE GANG got that jitterbug move, got the spirit. Got that easy ride, got that cool energy. Got that diddley/daddy chenka chenk guitar gritting down inside the middle. Got them sharp horns riding rat-at-at at a bounce, got that strut. Got the snappy groove. It got Kool with a badass bass almost as big as he is. Got that city sense, easy grace like the streets.

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