“Let the Music Take Your Mind”: Songwriter Uncertain

“Let the Music Take Your Mind” is the third of three singles released by Kool & the Gang on indie label, De-Lite, in 1969 — the group’s first year of its recorded existence:

As 45Cat contributor, BeatleJohn, humorously observes, the promo 45 for “Let the Music Take Your Mind” (stereo & mono mixes of the same track, as is customary) features a different songwriting credit on either side!

This track would initially be withheld from Kool & the Gang’s 1970 debut album – which enjoyed release in Italy and the Netherlands – although included as a bonus track on a subsequent vinyl issue.

Kool & the Gang single