Gap Band 4 CD (2003)

Artist: Gap Band

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Product Overview


Label Uni/mercury
SKU 60099195
UPC 042282279422
UPC 14 00042282279422
Format CD
Release Date 10/28/2003
Author Gap Band
Associated Artist/Work Commodores
Artist Influence Archie Bell & the Drells
Artist Influence Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
Artist Influence Curtis Mayfield
Artist Influence Funkadelic
Artist Influence James Brown
Artist Influence Parliament
Artist Influence Sly & the Family Stone
Artist Influence Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart
Artist Influence The Isley Brothers
Artist Influence The O'Jays
Artist Influence The Temptations (Motown)
Artist Contemporary Bootsy Collins
Artist Contemporary Brick
Artist Contemporary Cameo
Artist Contemporary Chic
Artist Contemporary Commodores
Artist Contemporary Curtis Mayfield
Artist Contemporary Earth, Wind & Fire
Artist Contemporary George Clinton (Funk)
Artist Contemporary Graham Central Station
Artist Contemporary Kleeer
Artist Contemporary Kool & the Gang
Artist Contemporary Lakeside
Artist Contemporary Larry Graham
Artist Contemporary Maze
Artist Contemporary Morris Day
Artist Contemporary O'Bryan
Artist Contemporary Ohio Players
Artist Contemporary P-Funk All Stars
Artist Contemporary Peaches & Herb
Artist Contemporary Prince Charles
Artist Contemporary Rick James (Bass)
Artist Contemporary Robert Palmer
Artist Contemporary Slave
Artist Contemporary The Fatback Band
Artist Contemporary Trouble Funk
Artist Contemporary Zapp
Artist Follower Dru Hill
Artist Follower Fleur East
Artist Follower Guy
Artist Follower Keith Sweat
Artist Follower Nate Dogg
Artist Follower Snoop Dogg
Artist Follower Yarbrough & Peoples
Technical Info
Engineer Lonnie Kelem; Michael Evans; Jack Rouben; Scott Simon
Producer Lonnie Simmons
CatalogID AA8227942
Lable Name Mercury
Released 10/28/2003
Original Release 1982
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 42m : 5s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00042282279422
Album Notes and Credits
The Gap Band: Charlie Wilson (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Robert Wilson (guitar, bass, percussion, background vocals); Ronnie Wilson (flugelhorn, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals).
Recorded at Total Experience, Hollywood, California.
Personnel: Charlie Wilson (vocals, keyboards, synthesizer, mini-Moog synthesizer, percussion); Robert Wilson (guitar, percussion, background vocals); Glenn Nightingale, Fred Jenkins, Jimmy Macon (guitar); Ronnie Wilson (flugelhorn, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, background vocals); Oliver Scott (horns, keyboards, synthesizer); Larry Stone, Earl Roberson, Andy Ward (horns); Robert Whitfield, Louis Cabaza (keyboards, synthesizer); Ronnie Kaufman (drums, percussion); Raymond Calhoun, Melvin Webb (drums); Cavin Yarbough, Sheila Young, David Drew, Maxine Lewis, Alisa Peoples, Lonnie Simmons , Marva King, Rudy Taylor, Val Young (background vocals).
Recording information: Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (1982).
Gap Band IV featured a complete lineup of up-tempo, mid-tempo, and alluring ballads. The feature releases, in order, were "Early in the Morning," "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," and "Outstanding." The first two are energized numbers seasoned around horrific basslines and Charlie Wilson's dazzling vocals. Respectively, they peaked at number one and two on the Billboard R&B chart. Not as aggressive, the latter is a festive number paced an unorthodox percussive beat. It claimed the number one spot on the Billboard R&B chart as well. There were no other official selections to grace Billboard. However, every song visited radio, and rightly so. The sentimental numbers "Stay With Me," "Seasons No Reason to Change," and "I Can't Get Over You" have become standard among R&B radio. The latter features a sentimental flgelhorn exhibition by Ronnie Wilson. Mellow numbers always seem to retain that timeless appeal whereas up-tempo numbers fade with time. This album is different; the up-tempo numbers remain inviting as well. This is a great album. ~ Craig Lytle
Artist Overview
Although they got a bit of a slow start, Tulsa, Oklahoma's the Gap Band became one of the most popular funk/R&B outfits of the early-to-mid 1980s. The band relied heavily on synth-based, hands-in-the-air party jams of the P-Funk variety, with the occasional bedroom ballad tossed in for good measure--an approach that as quietly permeated much of the R&B and hip-hop that developed in its wake. The younger generation got the opportunity to show its respect for the band when lead singer Charlie Wilson released his 2005 solo album, CHARLIE, LAST NAME WILSON, which featured a bevy of noted guest performers, Snoop Dogg and R. Kelly among them.
Disc 1
1 Early In The Morning
2 Season's No Reason To Change
3 Lonely Like Me
4 Outstanding
5 Stay With Me
6 You Dropped A Bomb On Me
7 I Can't Get Over You
8 Talkin' Back
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