The Gap Band (1979 album)

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The Gap Band (1979)
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Studio album by The Gap Band
Released February 26, 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Soul Funk
Length 42:15
Label Mercury
Producer Lonnie Simmons
The Gap Band chronology
The Gap Band
The Gap Band
The Gap Band II
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

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.

Track listing[edit]

# 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 links[edit]


  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.