"Jungle Boogie" is a funk song recorded by Kool & 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, despite there being as many as 36 No. 1 singles that year.
|Single by Kool & the Gang|
|from the album Wild and Peaceful|
|B-side||"North, South, East, West"|
|Released||November 24, 1973|
|Songwriter(s)||Robert Earl Bell, Ronald Nathan Bell, Donald Boyce, George Melvin Brown, Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Charles Smith, Clifford Adams and Dennis Thomas|
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.
|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|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||1,000,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
- Hamilton, Andrew. "Wild and Peaceful - Kool & the Gang". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- Dean, Maury (2003). Rock N' Roll Gold Rush. Algora. p. 287. ISBN 0-87586-207-1.
- "Jungle Boogie/North, East, South, West". Discogs. Retrieved November 4, 2016.
- "American single certifications – Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie". Recording Industry Association of America.