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The Gap Band (1977 album)

The Gap Band is the second album by The Gap Band in 1977 on Tattoo Records. This is not to be confused with the 1979 Mercury Records self-titled album.

The Gap Band
The Gap Band 1977 cover.jpeg
Studio album by
Released1977
Recorded1977
GenreSoul, funk
LabelTattoo Records
ProducerJohn Ryan
The Gap Band chronology
Magicians Holiday
(1974)
The Gap Band
(1977)
The Gap Band
(1979)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [1]

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Out of the Blue (Can You Feel It)"Charles Wilson3:26
2."Stand up and Dance With Me"Charles Wilson, Ronnie Wilson4:15
3."Not Guilty"Robert Wilson, Charles Wilson4:18
4."God Is Watching You"Charles Wilson, Robert Wilson5:05
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Little Bit of Love"Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Andy Fraser2:58
6."Hang on (To Yourself)"Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson3:18
7."Knuckle Head Funkin'"Robert Wilson, Tommy Lokey3:48
8."Thinking of You"Ronnie Wilson, Tommy Lokey4:10
9."Silly Grin"Robert Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Charles Wilson4:28

PersonnelEdit

  • Charles Wilson – keyboards, lead vocals
  • Robert Wilson – bass, vocals
  • Ronnie Wilson – trumpet, electric piano, vocals
  • James Macon – guitar
  • Tommy Lokey – trumpet
  • Chris Clayton – alto and tenor saxophone, vocals
  • The Gap Band – percussion, backing vocals
  • Rick Calhoun – drums[2]
  • Leon Russell – piano
  • Chaka Khan, D.J. Rogers, Mary Russell, Johnny Lee Samuels – backing vocals
  • The Cornerstone Institutional Baptist and Southern Californian Community Choir – choir
  • Reverend James Cleveland – choir director
  • Les McCann – keyboards
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Jerry Jumonville – alto saxophone
  • Gino Piserchio, Robert Margouleff – synthesizer

ChartsEdit

Singles
Year Single Peak chart positions
US
R&B

[3]
1977 "Out of the Blue (Can You Feel It)" 42
"Little Bit of Love" 95

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. The Gap Band (1977) > review at AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  2. ^ The Gap Band- The Gap Band album images (says "Thanks to Rick Calhoun on drums" in liner notes) @Discogs.com Retrieved 6-30-2012.
  3. ^ "US Charts > The Gap Band". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-04-21.

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