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The Gap Band (1979 album)

The Gap Band is the major label debut album by The Gap Band, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. It is the group's second self-titled album, and their third album overall. It reached number ten on the Billboard Top Soul Albums chart.

The Gap Band
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Studio album by The Gap Band
Released February 26, 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Studio Total Experience Recording Studios
(Hollywood, California)
Genre Soul, funk
Length 42:15
Label Mercury
Producer Lonnie Simmons
The Gap Band chronology
The Gap Band
(1977)The Gap Band1977
The Gap Band
The Gap Band II
(1979)The Gap Band II1979
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars [1]


Track listingEdit

# Title Writer(s) Length
1. Shake Charlie Wilson 4:57
2. You Can Count On Me Buddy Jones, Charlie Wilson 4:59
3. Open Up Your Mind (Wide) Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson 7:08
4. Messin' With My Mind Charlie Wilson, Rick Calhoun, Robert Louis Whitfield 4:12
5. Baby Baba Boogie Charlie Wilson, Lonnie Simmons, Ronnie Wilson 6:36
6. I'm In Love Ronnie Wilson 5:25
7. Got To Get Away Robert Lynn Wilson 3:48
8. I Can Sing Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson 5:18


Chart (1979) Peak
Billboard Pop Albums[2] 77
Billboard Top Soul Albums[2] 10


Year Single Chart positions[3]
1979 "Baby Baba Boogie" - 48
"Shake" 4 -

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. The Gap Band: The Gap Band (1979) > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 11 September 2011.
  2. ^ a b "The Gap Band US albums chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. ^ "The Gap Band US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011-09-11.