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Gap Band 4 [Import]

Gap Band Audio CD
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1. Early In The Morning
2. Seasons No Reason To Change
3. Lonely Like Me
4. Outstanding
5. Stay With Me
6. You Dropped A Bomb On Me
7. I Can't Get Over You
8. Talkin' Back

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This is the album that brought it all together for the Brothers Wilson, and made the Gap Band a force to reckon with in both the R&B and pop worlds. The album contains two killer funk jams, both reaching the top of the R&B charts--"Early in the Morning" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me." But both songs also crossed over to become Top 40 pop hits, making the Gap Band a huge concert attraction. The other standout is the ballad "Outstanding," another NO. 1 in R&B. Of all the Gap Band albums to get, this is the strongest, with the exception of their hits collection. Great for gettin' down on the dance floor or the bedroom--take your pick. --Tom Vickers

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yet Another Exceptional Effort from The Gap Band Oct. 17 2003
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this album? It's the one that gained the gappers Mainstream Popularity & Mass Critical Acclaim. Words can't describe how much Musical Ingenuity the Gap Band Mastered. These Guyz were more than just a group;They were the Epitome of Soul & Funk Music. They always carried the Torch for Funk back in the day & kept The Funk Alive when many people thought Funk had fell off & was dead. The Gappers still reign as the Icons of that genre. Anyways about Gap Band IV,I can sum it up in so many words: sensational,superb,stunning....The list goes on & on. But let's get straight to the point,this album contains some of their biggest hits. It includes "Early In The Morning" with its outlandish,Synth basslines,The Exquisite Slow Jam Stunner,"Stay With Me",The Mesmerizing,Multi-Faceted Musical Masterpiece known as "Outstanding"(a dance groove & a slow jam rolled into one) & of course the boomin' & bombastic Monster Funk of "You Dropped a Bomb On Me". Also "Season's No Reason To Change" is another great R&B Ballad that emulates nothing but Pure Soul. Charlie Wilson's Voice is Rich,Textured & Emotive throughout the entire disc. And man What a Gift these Brothers have for melodies & songwriting. They really know how to compose a song that leaves a lasting impression on the listener. Don't sleep on the lesser known tracks on this disc. "Lonely Like Me","I Can't Get Over You" & the Almighty Groove of "Talkin' Back" keep the Jamz Commin' and hold their own amongst all the Mega Hits here. Bottom Line: The Gap Band's songs are Soulful & Sharp-Witted and their Musicianship is the Tightest,so pick up this album & all their others too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still slammin' after 20 years: Their best album Oct. 15 2002
Format:Audio CD
When this album came out in 1982, 2 of its singles went to number 1. (early in the morning and you dropped a bomb on me). Every track on this album is worth listening to and its still a winner.
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No doubt about it, George Clinton and his Parliafunkadelicament Thang are responsible for creating some of the funkiest sounds on earth. In the '70s nobody could touch them, not even the more pop-friendly Ohio Players. But when Clinton's congregation began splintering in the 1980s, the only likely contenders to the funky throne were three brothers from Oklahoma: the Wilsons, better known as the Gap Band. They released their first album in 1977, at the height of Clinton-mania, so naturally it got lost in the shuffle. By their second album, they had established themselves with hits like "Steppin' Out", "Oops, Upside Your Head" and "Burn Rubber". The latter was their first #1 R&B hit, proving their superstar status throughout the R&B world. Their fourth album, appropriately titled THE GAP BAND IV, turned out to be the biggest one yet. This time, they won 3 #1 hits, all funky dance epics: "Early In The Morning" (later a top 20 pop hit for Robert Palmer), "Outstanding" (I dare you not to start swaying at the song's outset), and "You Dropped A Bomb On Me" (the most Clinton-esque song of the bunch). All three have been sampled to death by rappers, but there's no beating the real things, except for maybe Palmer's version of "Early In The Morning", which the Gap Band actually prefers over their own. While George Clinton emphasized the funk, the Wilson brothers (Ronnie, Charlie, and Robert) had a romantic streak in them as well. "Yearning for Your Love" was a delightful change of pace for them on their third album, and proved to the world they were no Parliament-Funkadelic knockoffs. Read more ›
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