Gap Band V: Jammin'
Gap Band V- Jammin' is the seventh album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1983 on Total Experience Records. The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by Mercury Records. In 2009 the album was remastered by PTG Records including "Party Train" (Special Dance Mix).
|Gap Band V: Jammin'|
|Studio album by|
|Released||August 22, 1983|
|Studio||Total Experience Recording Studios|
|Producer||Ronnie Wilson, "Smile" and "Party Train" produced by Lonnie Simmons and Ronnie Wilson|
|The Gap Band chronology|
The album reached #2 on the Black Albums chart and #28 on the Pop Albums chart. The album produced the singles "Party Train" (#3 R&B) and "Jam the Motha'" (#16 R&B). Other less successful singles include "Shake A Leg", "I'm Ready (If You're Ready)" (which were both released as remixes); and the UK only released singles "Jammin' In America" and "Someday"
The album's closer "Someday" (a loose cover of the Donny Hathaway song "Someday We'll All Be Free") and the single remix of "Shake A Leg" both feature background vocals from Stevie Wonder.
With the exception of "Party Train" and "Smile" (which were co-produced by label owner Lonnie Simmons), the album was produced by oldest brother Ronnie Wilson. To date, this is the Gap Band's last gold album.
|1.||Introduction - Where Are We Going? (Instrumental)||Oliver Scott||1:35|
|2.||Shake A Leg||Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rudy Taylor||3:58|
|3.||I'm Ready (If You're Ready)||Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Hamilton, Maurice Hayes, Ronnie Wilson||5:12|
|4.||You're My Everything||Ronnie Wilson||4:13|
|5.||Jammin' In America||Bernard Spears, Ronnie Wilson||4:59|
|6.||Smile||Oliver Scott, Ronnie Wilson||3:02|
|7.||Party Train||Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson, Rudy Taylor||5:45|
|8.||Jam The Motha'||Charlie Wilson, Robert Wilson, Rudy Taylor||4:14|
|9.||I Expect More||Fred Jenkins, Kenny Rich, Ronnie Wilson||3:54|
|10.||You're Something Special||Ronnie Wilson||5:20|
|11.||Someday (featuring Stevie Wonder)||Billy Young, Ronnie Wilson||4:34|
|12.||Party Train [Special Dance Mix][Bonus Track]||Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson, Rudy Taylor||7:28|
- Gap Band V: Jammin' at AllMusic
- Gap Band V: Jammin' at Discogs
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- Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture - Gap Band
- The Gap Band at WhoSampled
- Charlie Wilson in-depth interview by Pete Lewis, 'Blues & Soul' August 2011
- Charlie Wilson 2011 Interview at Soulinterviews.com