The Gap Band 8- Expanded Edition - Gap Band (The)

The Gap Band 8- Expanded Edition
THE GAP BAND enjoyed huge success throughout the 70's and 80’s with their unique sound and contribution to the Funk scene. Formed in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson first went by the name Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band later shortening the name to THE GAP BAND in 1973. LA Producer Lonnie Simmons, signed them to his label, Total Experience Records, setting in motion what would be the start of a long and prosperous relationship between THE GAP BAND and Simmons. Notable hits include their top ten hit Shake, the breakthrough single from The Gap Band II, I Don t Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops!) and the number one R&B hit Early In The Morning taken from their 1982 #1 R&B album The Gap Band IV.

1986 saw the release of THE GAP BAND 8, the band's penultimate album for Total Experience. The album includes the single BIG FUN, which brought the band their greatest UK success, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart and also reaching #8 in the R&B chart in the USA. The follow-up single GET LOOSE, GET FUNKY gave the band another Top Twenty R&B hit, reaching #15.

BBR is very proud to present the next entry in our series of new to CD Total Experience reissues in the form of THE GAP BAND 8, newly re-mastered and repackaged and complete with extensive liner notes and expansive bonus content. Released in deluxe Super Jewel cases this BBR Remaster is a must have for all Funk, Soul, R&B and Quiet Storm fans out there!




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Code: CDBBR0068
Weight: 200
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Big Fun / I Can't Live Without Your Love / Get Loose, Get Funky / Don't Take It Away / Keep Holding On / I'll Always Love You / Bop B Da B Da Da (How Music Came About) / I Owe It To Myself

BONUS TRACKS- Big Fun (12" Mix) / Zibble, Zibble (Get The Money) Aka Get Loose, Get Funky (12" Mix) / How Music Came About (Bop B Da B Da Da) (12" Mix) / I Owe It To Myself (12" Mix)
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