BAND enjoyed huge success throughout the 70s and 80s 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.
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. Their 1985 offering THE GAP BAND VI, an R&B #1 album, spawned the
hits Beep A Freak (R&B #2), I Found My Baby (R&B #8) and Disrespect
which earned a Top 20 R&B position.
1986 brought the release of THE GAP BAND VII and with it the band scored
another hit R&B album peaking at #6. The first single was the opening track
DESIRE, which was followed by the stunning R&B ballad GOING IN CIRCLES
which climbed all the way to #2 on the
Billboard R&B charts. The final single saw the band back on their trademark
groove with the super-catchy funk workout, AUTOMATIC BRAIN, while not gaining
the acclaim that it deserved at the time, Automatic Brain has gone on to be
revered by Gap Band fans everywhere.
THE GAP BAND VII also provided
classic Gap Band sonics on the tracks ‘Ooh, What A Feeling’, ‘Li’l Red Funkin’
Hood’ and ‘Bumpin’ Gum People’.
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 VII, newly remastered and repackaged for the first time on CD
anywhere in the world complete with extensive liner notes and expansive bonus
This BBR Remaster is a must have
for all Funk, Soul, R&B and Quiet Storm fans out there!
Release Date: 29/04/2013
Our Price: £9.95
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