The Gap Band (1979 album)

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The Gap Band (1979)
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Studio album by The Gap Band
Released 1979
Recorded 1978-1979
Genre Soul Funk
Length 42:15
Label Mercury Records
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 3rd 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. The album was the band's first to be released on Mercury Records. 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 Cam Wilson/Rick Calhoun/Whitfield, Robert Louis 4:12
5. Baby Baba Boogie Cam Wilson/Lonnie Simmons/Ronnie Wilson 6:36
6. I'm In Love Lonnie Wilson/Ronnie Wilson 5:25
7. Got To Get Away Ronnie 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.