Spirit of the Boogie

Kool & the Gang

About Spirit of the Boogie

"Spirit of the Boogie" is a funk/soul song recorded by Kool & the Gang as the title track for their 1975 album. It was their third single to top the soul singles chart in the U. S., and was their fourth Top 40 hit, peaking at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100. Part of the song's melody was sampled in The Afros' song titled "Feel It", the full song was sampled in "On The Black Line" by Michelle D'Clora.


Year:
1996
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Get up, let's boogie all
The boogie's back again
For the boogie there is no beginning
And there is no end, ha

Come on, feel the funk, y'all, get up
Come on, feel the spirit, spirit of the boogie
Come on, feel it, get [?]
Come on, pop your fingers

It's the boogie, y'all
Get down, got to feel it
The spirit of the boogie
That's right, come on now

Get up, just feel the spirit of the boogie
Check it out, just let it flow
Cause when the boogie come to get you
You ain't got nowhere to go
Just feel the spirit of the boogie
Let it ease right on inside

Feel the spirit of the boogie band
It's the baddest little boogie in the land
Feel the spirit of the boogie band
It's the baddest little boogie in the land

Oh, shake some booty
To the spirit of the boogie
Do it, ride the rhythm

Ride, ride the rhythm
Ride, ride the rhythm
Ride, ride the rhythm
Ride, ride the rhythm [Repeat x3]

Feel the spirit of the boogie band
It's the baddest little boogie in the land
Feel the spirit of the boogie band
It's the baddest little boogie in the land [Repeat x4]

Feel the spirit of the boogie band

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Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang is an American jazz, R&B, soul, and funk group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey. more »

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Written by: RONALD BELL, ROBERT BELL, GEORGE BROWN, OTHA NASH, CLAYDES SMITH, RICHARD WESTFIELD, ROBERT MICKENS, DONALD BOYCE, DENNIS THOMAS

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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11 facts about this song

Release Date
"Spirit of the Boogie" was released in 1975. It was a part of their seventh studio album of the same name.
Genre Classification
The song falls under various genres including Funk, Soul, and Jazz providing a groovy blend of music.
Album Success
The "Spirit of the Boogie" album rose to number 2 on the Billboard R&B Charts, proving its significant commercial success.
Production Team
The song was produced by Kool & the Gang, along with Gene Redd Jr., Ronald Bell (also known as Khalis Bayyan) and Claydes Smith.
Notable Awards
Although "Spirit of the Boogie" didn't win any awards directly, Kool & the Gang has a Grammy under their belt, emphasizing on their quality of music production.
Band Members
The original members of Kool & the Gang during the release were Ronald Bell, Robert 'Kool' Bell, George Brown, and Claydes Charles Smith, among others.
Musical Style
"Spirit of the Boogie" reflects Kool & the Gang's shift from a purely jazz-influenced band to more mainstream funk and soul, a transition that would define their sound for the rest of their career.
Cultural Impact
The song, true to its title, greatly influenced the emerging disco scene of its era, it was a significant part of the soundtrack of the urban American late 70's.
Legacy
In 1998, hip-hop artist Big Pun sampled "Spirit of the Boogie" in his song "It's So Hard", reinforcing the song's influence on modern music.
Chart Performance
While the song itself did not appear on the Billboard Hot 100, three other songs from the same album made it to the chart, demonstrating the overall strength of the album.
Relevance Today
Despite being released over four decades ago, "Spirit of the Boogie" remains a classic and is still enjoyed by audiences globally today. It can often be heard on retro-funk and soul radio stations.

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