The album: The Kay-Gee’s: Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan (Gang, 1974)
We invited Philly hip-hop star Bahamadia to join us and she kept things tri-state by picking the 1974 debut album by New Jersey’s The Kay-Gee’s, originally an off-shoot of Kool and the Gang. The Kay-Gee’s may not be household names in the same manner as Kool and the Gang or the Ohio Players but especially on this debut, they cooked up an impressively diverse and surprisingly eclectic set of tracks that defy simple expectation. What other band ends their album with their own “greatest hits montage“?
More on the Kay-Gee’s Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan
- John Bush’s review for AllMusic.com.
- The Kay-Gee’s page on All Things Deep.
More on Bahamadia
- Her EP, Dialed Up 2 from last fall.
- Bahamadia on her Dialed Up series for UndergroundHipHop.com
- Interview with Bahamadia on Weekly Rap Gods.
- Website | Bandcamp | Twitter | Facebook
Show Tracklisting (all songs from Keep On Bumpin’ & Masterplan unless indicated otherwise):
- “Who’s the Man (With The Master Plan)”
- Bahamadia: Kollage “Wordplay”
- The Trammps: Disco Inferno “Disco Inferno”
- MFSB: Love Is The Message“Love Is The Message”
- James Brown: Getting’ Down To It“Cold Sweat”
- Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band:Express Yourself “Express Yourself”
- Parliament: Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome “Flashlight”
- “My Favorite Song”
- The Floaters: Float On “Float On”
- Cameo: We All Know Who We Are “Why Have I Lost You”
- “Aint No Time (pt 1)”
- You’ve Got To Keep on Bumpin”
- “Who’s The Man (With The Master Plan)”
- Madlib and J-Dilla: Champion Sound Jaylib (The Official)
- Tom Browne: Funkin For Jamaica “Funkin for Jamaica”
- “Get Down”
- Double Dee and Stein: Lesson 3“History of Hip-Hop Mix”
- “Hustle with Every Muscle”
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