THE GAP BAND

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Synth-heavy funk group that scored numerous hits with a big mod-funk sound recalling pioneers from Sly Stone to George Clinton to Rick James.

The Gap Band, centered around brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, toiled in obscurity for several years prior to becoming one of the most popular funk groups of the late '70s and 1980s. The Tulsa, OK natives produced 15 Top Ten R&B singles ranging from ferocious funk anthems to gorgeous slow jams. Many of their hits, such as "Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me)" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me," featured instantly memorable, rippling synthesizer basslines. All of them featured Charlie's deep, invigorating lead vocals. While casual R&B fans and most critics associate the Gap Band with the early '80s, the Wilsons' run of hits spanned nearly 20 years, from 1977 through 1995.

Born and raised in Tulsa, OK, the Wilson brothers began singing and playing
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THE GAP BAND Magicians Holiday album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Magicians Holiday
Funk 1974
THE GAP BAND The Gap Band (1977) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gap Band (1977)
Funk 1977
THE GAP BAND The Gap Band (1979) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gap Band (1979)
Funk 1979
THE GAP BAND The Gap Band II album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Gap Band II
Funk 1979
THE GAP BAND Gap Band III album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band III
Funk 1980
THE GAP BAND Gap Band IV album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band IV
Funk 1982
THE GAP BAND Strike A Groove album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Strike A Groove
Funk 1983
THE GAP BAND Gap Band V - Jammin' album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band V - Jammin'
Funk 1983
THE GAP BAND Gap Band VI album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band VI
Funk 1984
THE GAP BAND Gap Band VII album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band VII
Funk 1985
THE GAP BAND Gap Band 8 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Gap Band 8
Funk 1986
THE GAP BAND Straight From The Heart album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Straight From The Heart
Funk 1988
THE GAP BAND Round Trip album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Round Trip
Funk 1989
THE GAP BAND Testimony album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Testimony
Funk 1994
THE GAP BAND Ain't Nothin' But A Party album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ain't Nothin' But A Party
Funk 1995
THE GAP BAND Y2K album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Y2K
Funk 1999
THE GAP BAND Love At Your Fingatips album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love At Your Fingatips
Funk 2001

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THE GAP BAND A Night With the Gap Band album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
A Night With the Gap Band
Funk 2008

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