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Album Review

The Gap Band weren't known for their slow, romantic numbers, yet they did quiet storm as well as any other funk band, as The Ballads Collection proves. The disc features 12 songs, both singles and album tracks, all delivered by vocalist Charlie Wilson. Some of the group's finest moments, including "Yearning for Your Love," "Outstanding" and "Going in Circles," are on the collection. It may not draw an accurate portrait of the group's career, but the compilation is ideal for listeners who want the romantic Gap Band.

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The GAP BAND is choice!

No other music group or band in America, can offer what The Gap Band has brought to music. The Gap Band is not only my favorite band or group, they are the definitive meaning of music in the 21st century. "You Are My High" is like todays John Legend, but sung by the great Charlie Wilson. If you listen to only three of their songs, you will find a favorite. My five stars really represent The Gap Band more than just this album alone.

Nice collection - should have included a few more...

The Gap Band made exceptional ballads/slow jams. And this collection does not get 5 stars from me only because it is missing some good ones, including "Stay With Me" and "Sweet Caroline"; as well as some of their late 80's ballads ("I Need Your Love", "Wednesday Lover", "We Can Make it Alright", and "Let's Talk About Love"). But the 12 songs here are great, and this collection includes the biggest ones.

Where is Going in Circles

Where is Going In Circles, why cant i purchase that, come on itunes, we have to do better.


Formed: 1967 in Tulsa, OK

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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