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Gap Band VI is the eighth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1984 on Total Experience Records. It was originally intended to be lead singer Charlie Wilson's first solo album, and the first Gap Band album released under Total Experience's new distribution deal with RCA Records. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart for 2 weeks in March 1985. In October 29, 2012 the remastered and expanded album including 5 bonus tracks was released by Big Break Records.

Gap Band VI
Gap Band VI.jpg
Studio album by The Gap Band
Released December 6, 1984
Studio Total Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre R&B
Funk
Quiet Storm
Label Total Experience (original release)
Big Break Records (Expanded CD reissue)
The Gap Band chronology
Gap Band V: Jammin'
(1983)Gap Band V: Jammin'1983
Gap Band VI
(1984)
Gap Band VII
(1985)Gap Band VII1985
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Contents

Track listingEdit

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. The Sun Don't Shine Everyday (Instrumental Interlude) Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 1:10
2. Video Junkie Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Hamilton, Lonnie Simmons, Maurice Hayes, R.Taylor, Charlie Wilson 6:07
3. Weak Spot Oliver Scott 3:59
4. The Sun Don't Shine Everyday (Instrumental Interlude) Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 0:41
5. I Believe Bernard Spears, Ronnie Wilson 4:48
6. I Found My Baby Raymond Calhoun 4:41
7. Beep A Freak Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 6:25
8. Don't You Leave Me Oliver Scott 4:50
9. Disrespect Charlie Wilson 4:30
10. The Sun Don't Shine Every Day (Vocal) Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 5:09
11.* Beep A Freak (12" Long Version) Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 7:48
12.* I Found My Baby (12" Club/Dance Mix) Jonah Ellis, Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Simmons 7:06
13.* Disrespect (12" Club Mix) Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Simmons 7:27
14.* Beep A Freak (12" Special Dance Mix) Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor 7:51
15.* I Found My Baby (12" Remix With Breakdown) Jonah Ellis, Lamont Johnson, Lonnie Simmons 5:18

(*) Bonus tracks on the remastered version

PersonnelEdit

Artist:

  • Charlie Wilson - Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals
  • Ronnie Wilson - Trumpet, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
  • Robert Wilson - Bass, Backing Vocals

Musicians:

  • Oliver Scott
  • Fred Jenkins
  • Billy Young
  • Glenn Nightingale
  • Raymond Calhoun
  • Lonnis Simmons
  • Rudy Taylor
  • Jimmy Hamilton
  • Maurice Hayes
  • Ira Ward
  • Robert "Goodie" Whitfield

ReferencesEdit

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