Too Hot to Stop

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Too Hot to Stop
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1976
Genre Soul
Label Mercury
SRM-1-1099 [1]
Producer Allen Jones
The Bar-Kays chronology
Too Hot to Stop
Flying High on Your Love
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Too Hot to Stop is a 1976 album by the American funk group The Bar-Kays. [5] [6] It was their first album for Mercury Records. [7] It includes the hit "Shake Your Rump to the Funk".


Critical reception

The New Rolling Stone Record Guide deemed the album "unashamedly derivative Ohio Players funk." [4]

Track list

  1. "Too Hot To Stop, Pt. 1" (Fred Freeman, Harry Nehls III, Larry Dodson, James Alexander, Michael Beard, Winston Stewart, Lloyd Smith, Charles Allen, Harvey Henderson, Frank Thompson) - 6:31
  2. "Cozy" (James Banks, Henderson Thigpen) - 3:36
  3. "Bang, Bang (Stick 'Em Up)" (Dodson, Alexander, Beard, Stewart, Smith, Allen, Henderson, Thompson) - 3:48
  4. "Spellbound" (Banks, Thigpen) - 5:05
  5. "Shake Your Rump to the Funk" (Dodson, Alexander, Beard, Stewart, Smith, Allen, Henderson, Thompson) - 3:52
  6. "You're So Sexy" (Dodson, Alexander, Beard, Stewart, Smith, Allen, Henderson, Thompson) - 3:53
  7. "Summer of Our Love" (Dodson, Alexander, Beard, Stewart, Smith, Allen, Henderson, Thompson) - 4:25
  8. "Whitehouseorgy" (Howard Redmond, L. Hendricks, R. CoCo, P. Kibbie) - 4:48

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