For those of you who don't know, Kool and the Gang had a long career before they added the cheezy lead singer and went "Celebrate". Kool, along with Tower of Power, Mandrill, War, early EW&F and other soul/horn bands was what we played back in the day. The New York City school system required that EVERYBODY take some kind of musical training even if it was hiding in the back mumbling with the chorus.
When we hit Junior High and High School we had ALL these horn players hanging around so... we used em!!!
The part of the song you need to pay attention to is "Choclate ****ermilk" (C'mon Censors are you chittin' me?), a simple song, not exactly Stravinsky, but it's groovin' This live version is kickin'! Hey Bearcat! Did you ever do this one?
Kool & The Gang - Chocolate ****ermilk (Live) - YouTube