Song of the Day: Kool & The Gang, “Summer Madness”


Kool & The Gang have been around over 50 years and have done everything from R&B to funk to jazz to pop. They recorded “Summer Madness” for their 1974 album Light of the World. It reached #35 on the Hot 100 and #36 on the Hot Soul Singles chart. It was reissued by Epic Records in 1996 and has since been sampled on almost 150 different recordings.

16 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Kool & The Gang, “Summer Madness”

      1. They did have some songs I liked. It’s amazing that they are still together with some original members. I think they opened some shows for Van Halen also…which doesn’t seem to go together.


        1. Kool is definitely still with the band, and I think his brother still is. I think them going on the road together with Van Halen is more a generational thing, since they were both popular in the ’80’s, but you’re right, they probably draw different audiences.

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