The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and it was named after streets (Greenwood, Archer, and Pine) in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973. After 43 years together, they retired in 2010.
Gap Band V- Jammin' is the seventh album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1983 on Total Experience Records. The album was reissued on CD in 1997 by Mercury Records. In 2009 the album was remastered by PTG Records including "Party Train" (Special Dance Mix). The album reached on the Black Albums chart and on the Pop Albums chart. The album produced the singles "Party Train" ( R&B) and "Jam the Motha'" ( R&B).
Tracklist: 1. Introduction – Where Are We Going, 2. Shake A Leg, 3. I’m Ready (If You’re Ready), 4. You’re My Everything, 5. Jammin’ In America, 6. Smile, 7. Party Train, 8. Jam The Motha’, 9. I Expect More, 10. You’re Something Special, 11. Someday. 1. Introduction – Where Are We Going. 3. I’m Ready (If You’re Ready). 4. You’re My Everything. 5. Jammin’ In America.
Recorded an mixed at Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood Mastered at A&M Mastering Studios. This album is dedicated to Bill Haywood. LP housed in lyric/photo sleeve. Other (Plant ID): 56. Other Versions (5 of 18) View All. Cat.
Gap Band V: Jammin' Tracklist. Introduction - Where Are We Going? Lyrics. 2. Shake a Leg Lyrics.
The Gap Band had given themselves some big shoes to fill in the wake of their 1982 The Gap Band IV LP. It had, of course, spawned "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" - one of the defining songs of the decade and indeed of the contemporary funk genre. But with aplomb and finesse, the band returned the next year with The Gap Band V: Jammin' and only just missed its predecessor's number one chart position. From the opening instrumental "Where Are We Going," The Gap Band V: Jammin' is a slick, smooth set dominated by some archetypal Gap Band classics.
The Gap Band was an American funk band, who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Ban. ore . Year: 1983. Gap Band V: Jammin' Album.
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|A1||Introduction - Where Are We Going
Written-By – Oliver Scott
|A2||Shake A Leg
Written-By – Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rudy Taylor
|A3||I'm Ready (If You're Ready)
Written-By – Charlie Wilson, Jimmy Hamilton , Maurice Hayes Nestor*
|A4||You're My Everything
Written-By – Ronnie Wilson
|A5||Jammin' In America
Written-By – Bernard Spears, Ronnie Wilson
Arranged By [Strings] – Gene PageProducer – Lonnie SimmonsWritten-By – Oliver Scott, Ronnie Wilson
Producer, Written-By – Lonnie SimmonsWritten-By – Charlie Wilson, Ronnie Wilson, Rudy Taylor
|B2||Jam The Motha'
Written-By – Charlie Wilson, Rudy TaylorWritten-By, Remix – Robert Wilson
|B3||I Expect More
Written-By – Fred Jenkins, Kenny Rich, Ronnie Wilson
|B4||You're Something Special
Written-By, Lead Vocals – Ronnie Wilson
Backing Vocals – Stevie WonderWritten-By – Ronnie Wilson, Billy Young*
- Arranged By [Horns], Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Trumpet – Ronnie Wilson
- Arranged By [Horns], Saxophone – Rastine Calhoun
- Art Direction – Glen Christensen
- Backing Vocals – Andre Wilson, Baby Kenya Wilson, Bernard Spears, Brenda Lindsey, Brian Wilson , Dawn Silva, Luther Collins, Dino Vice*, Maxane Lewis*, Priscilla Wilson, Valerie Young*, Warnell Jones
- Backing Vocals, Bass, Guitar [Lead], Percussion – Robert Wilson
- Backing Vocals, Drums – Ronnie Kaufman
- Backing Vocals, Drums, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Percussion – Charlie Wilson
- Backing Vocals, Drums, Percussion – Raymond Calhoun
- Backing Vocals, Engineer [Assistant] – Rudy Taylor
- Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Trombone – Oliver Scott
- Drums – Russ McKinnon
- Engineer [Assistant] – Glen Weinrauch*, Mark Smith
- Executive-Producer – Lonnie Simmons
- Guitar – Glenn Nightingale, Jimi Macon*, Jimmy Corona
- Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Fred Jenkins
- Harmonica – Stevie Wonder
- Keyboards, Piano [Acoustic], Synthesizer – Billy Young*
- Mastered By – Bob Carbone
- Percussion – Anthony "Baby Gap" Walker*, Shondu Akiem*
- Photography By – Bobby Holland
- Recorded By – Jack Rouben, Jim Stader
- Recorded By, Remix – Mike Evans*
- Synthesizer – Louie Cabaza*
- Technician – Barry Steinpress, Kenny Rich
- Trombone – Fred Wesley
- Trumpet – Arthur Manley, Kenny Scott*
- Typography [Lettering] – Mac James
NotesRecorded an mixed at Total Experience Recording Studios, Hollywood
Mastered at A&M Mastering Studios
This album is dedicated to Bill Haywood
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