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The Best of the Gap Band

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance" all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance" all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic introduction to the forms of funk that the Gap Band followed, this album would certainly suit any given listener. For those who only need one Gap Band album in their collection, this one also fits the bill perfectly. For die-hard fans who already have all of the band's albums, this one would probably only really serve as a summary.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/7/1994
  • Label: Mercury
  • UPC: 731452245724
  • Catalog Number: 522457
  • Sales rank: 37,823

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Gap Band Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Michael Harris Horn
Dorothy Ashby Harp
Leslie Drayton Horn
Billy Mitchell Keyboards
Fred Jackson Horn
Oliver Scott Horn, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Val Young Vocals, Background Vocals
Howard Huntsberry Vocals, Background Vocals
Al Aarons Horn
Shondu Akiem Percussion
Bernard Baisden Horn
George Bohannon Horn
Robert Bryant Horn
Raymond Calhoun Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Richard Calhoun Drums
Karen Childs Keyboards
James Gadson Drums
Garry Glenn Vocals, Background Vocals
Janice Gower Concert Mistress
Hubert Heard Keyboards
Eugene Henderson Guitar
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Fred Jenkins Guitar
Marva King Vocals, Background Vocals
Barbara Korn Horn
Sidney Muldrow Horn
Don Myrick Horn
Glenn Nightingale Guitar
Emzie Parker Jr. Guitar
Wilmer Raglin Horn, Background Vocals
Julia Tillman Waters Background Vocals
Louis Satterfield Horn
Lonnie Simmons Percussion, Background Vocals
Nolan Andrew Smith Horn
Maurice Spears Horn
Rudy Taylor Vocals
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Melvin Webb Drums
Robert Whitfield Keyboards, Background Vocals
Charlie Wilson Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Robert Wilson Bass, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals
Snooky Young Horn
Jimmy Macon Guitar
Julia Waters Vocals
Louis Cabaza Keyboards
Ronnie Wilson Percussion, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Calvin Yarbrough Keyboards
John Black Keyboards, Background Vocals
Fernando Harkless Horn
Ronnie Kaufman Drums
Eugene E. Young Horn
Fred Jackson Jr. Horn
Jonah Ellis Vocals
Earl Roberson Horn
Perry Ford Vocals
George Bohanon Horn
Malvin "Dino" Vice Horn
Technical Credits
Raymond Calhoun Composer
Bill Levenson Executive Producer
Lonnie Simmons Composer, Producer
Rudy Taylor Composer
Tom Tom 84 Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Cam Wilson Composer
Charlie Wilson Composer
Benjamin F. Wright String Arrangements
Ronnie Wilson Composer, Producer
Gary N. Mayo Remastering
R. Wilson Composer
Rudolph Taylor Composer
Malvin "Dino" Vice Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great collection of Gap Band Favorites!

    I have played this CD over and over. One of my favorite songs is Outstanding, which, until I heard this cd, I didn't realize was sung by the Gap Band. Also, Party Train, and Humpin. I love this CD! Great songs from my younger days that still get me moving. I thoroughly recommend.

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