Kool & The Gang ‎– Everybody's Dancin'

De-Lite Records ‎– DSR-9509
Vinyl, LP, Album

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Side A 16:56
A1 Everybody's Dancin'
Written-By – Ronald Bell
A2 Dancin' Shoes
Written-By – Charles Jay*
A3 Big Chief Funkum
Written-By – Ronald Bell
Side B 19:12
B1 I Like Music
Written-By – Ronald Bell
B2 You Deserve A Break Today
Written-By – Deborah Bell, Robert Bell*
B3 At The Party
Written-By – Ronald Bell
B4 Stay Awhile
Written-By – Cynthia Huggins, George Brown
B5 It's All You Need
Written-By – Charles Jay*
B6 Peace To The Universe
Written-By – Charles Jay*

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All selections published by Delightful Music/Gang Music (BMI).
Produced for KG Productions.
Mastered at Masterdisk.

On Labels:
℗ 1978 Phonogram Inc.
Manufactured & Marketed by Phonogram, Inc., A PolyGram Company, One IBM Plaza, Chicago, IL 60611. Distributed by Phonodisc, Inc.
Back Cover:
℗ © Copyright 1978 De-Lite Records, 200 West 57th St., New York, N.Y. 10019. Distributed by Polygram Distribution, Inc.

Also available on Musicassette and Stereo 8-Track Tapes DCR 4-9509/DC 8-9509

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Runout): MASTERDISK DSR-9509-A-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Runout): DSR-9509-B-SP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
940 577 Kool & The Gang Everybody's Dancin'(LP, Album) De-Lite Records 940 577 France 1978 Sell This Version
DSR-9509 Kool & The Gang Everybody's Dancin'(LP, Album, TP) De-Lite Records DSR-9509 US 1978 Sell This Version
DSR-9509 Kool & The Gang Everybody's Dancin'(LP, Album, Club) De-Lite Records DSR-9509 US 1978 Sell This Version
CDBBRX 0139 Kool & The Gang Everybody's Dancin'(CD, Album, RE, RM) Big Break Records CDBBRX 0139 UK 2014 Sell This Version
PTG 34140 Kool & The Gang Everybody's Dancin'(CD, Album, RE) PTG Records PTG 34140 UK 2011 Sell This Version


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November 20, 2017
'Everybody's Dancin'' is probably the least successful of all Kool and the Gang albums for several reasons 1) it follows 'The Force': a big mistake. 2) The title and cover art make it look like a disco rip-off, which was common at the time 3)It was not promoted and had no hits.
Kool and the Gang was basically a garage jazz band with huge potential, but DeLite Records and the band's leader, Ronald Bell, wanted them to be dance floor-pop hits, so that's what they kept trying to create.DeLite was going to have K&G remake 'Soul Makoosa' but Bell was insulted and answered with 'Funky Stuff', 'Jungle Boogie' and 'Hollywood Swingin''. 'Open Sesame' got international success from Saturday Night Fever and Bell kept trying to duplicate that success. Once J.T. was hired as lead singer and Eumir Deodato was hired to supply "pop" arrangements, the K&G that most of the world knows was created. 'Ladies Night', 'Celebration', 'Joanna','Cherish', and 'Fresh' are the group's biggest hits. Those are top 10 pop songs, but the real Kool and the Gang's last great album is 'Open Sesame' and last with their "real" sound is this tragic flop- 'Everybody's Dancin''.


October 22, 2015
I don't know what the other guy is talking about but this must be one of the worst Kool and the Gang album ever. No story or originality in these songs, weak simple rhythms and missing tha funk. If you think tracks like Duji, N.T., Rated X, Electric Frog, Funky Stuff, Jungle Boogie, etc are killer, than you will probably be very disappointed in this album. Hate to say this because I'm actually a big fan of this band. Still grateful for all their stuff from '69 - '76!


May 1, 2012
This is funk's absolute peak! Massive dance-floor filler's with "Everybody's Dancin'", 'Dancin' Shoes' and 'Big Chief Funkum' to follow on the Success of 'Open Sesame" of Saturday Night Fever fame. But no real chart success. This was the last out put from the band we knew as a Jazz funk outfit. You can hear the rhythm and horn arrangements being pushed to extreme's with a greater focus on vocal arrangements than before, but still no lead singer. They would find one a year later with JT Taylor, have chart success with 'Ladies Night', and the rest is, as they say, history.