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Best of the Gap Band
     

The Best of the Gap Band

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by The Gap Band
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/1994
Label:
Mercury
UPC:
0731452245724
catalogNumber:
522457
Rank:
9624

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gap Band   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
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   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   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
R. Wilson   Composer
Rudolph Taylor   Composer
Malvin "Dino" Vice   Composer

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The Best of the Gap Band 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.