Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie

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  "Jungle Boogie" is a funk song recorded by Kool and the Gang for their 1973 album "Wild and Peaceful". It reached number four as a single and became very popular in nightclubs. Billboard ranked it as the number 12 song for 1974.

The song's spoken main vocal was performed by the band's roadie Don Boyce. An instrumental version of the tune with an overdubbed flute part and additional percussion instruments titled "Jungle Jazz" appeared on the album "Spirit of the Boogie". The song is noted for the Tarzan yell heard at the song's end and the grunting, panting and scatting heard throughout.

 

 

Track listing

De-Lite Records - DE-559 (U.S.)           Polydor 2001 500 (UK):

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jungle Boogie" (from the album Wild and Peaceful) Kool & the gang and Ronald Bell 3:08
2. "North, East, South, West" (from the album Good Times) Rick West 3:36

 

 

 

Kool and the Gang - Jungle Boogie / North, East, South, West

UK Polydor 2001 500 (1973).

Record produced by Kool and the Gang.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.

The record comes with an original company paper sleeve.

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