To Be Cool



This rehearsal at the start of the Kokomo journey was recorded for posterity. With extended takes on the material that was the core of the live set, it captures the band in great form and clearly enjoying themselves. The CD was released in 2009 by Hux Records.

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Dyan Birch: vocal
Frank Collins: vocals
Mel Collins: saxes/flute
Neil Hubbard: guitar
Jody Linscott: percussion
Paddie McHugh: vocals
Tony O'Malley: keyboards/vocals
Jim Mullen: guitar
Alan Spenner: bass/vocals
Terry Stannard: drums

Track Length Written by Lead Vocals
Friend Of Mine  8:38 Bill Withers Tony
It Ain't Cool (To Be Cool No More)  7:24 Frank Collins Frank
Mother's Prayer  6:39 Allen Toussaint Dyan
New Morning  10:53 Bob Dylan Alan
Chameleon  9:28 Herbie Hancock
Anytime  4:28 Neil Hubbard Tony and Dyan
Yes We Can  7:16 Allen Toussaint Tony
Angel  6:02 Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Saunders Paddy
I Can Understand It  12:50 Bobby Womack Tony

To Be Cool album review, Los Angeles Daily News

KOKOMO: “To Be Cool” (Hux import) Standing in front of this ’70s Brit-soul revue at North London clubs like the Hope & Anchor and Dingwalls was the most exquisite place on earth. Consisting of the U.K.’s top rock and r&b studio players (bassist Alan Spenner and guitarist Neil Hubbard had played Woodstock with Joe Cocker;