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Performer: The Gap Band
Title: The Gap Band II
Country: US
Released: 2014
Style: Disco, Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Category: Funk, Soul
Rating: 4.4 ✦

The Gap Band II has often been described as the Wilson Brothers' second album, but truth be told, it was their fourth. However, the vast majority of fans that they acquired with 1979's The Gap Band never heard the little-known albums they had recorded in 1974 and 1975. So even though that 1979 breakthrough wasn't really their debut album, it was the first Gap Band album that enjoyed a great deal of attention - arguably, that self-titled album was to the Wilson Brothers what Meet the Beatles was to John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr

The Gap Band is the second album by The Gap Band in 1977 on Tattoo Records. This is not to be confused with the 1979 Mercury Records self-titled album. Charles Wilson – keyboards, lead vocals. Robert Wilson – bass, vocals. Ronnie Wilson – trumpet, electric piano, vocals. James Macon – guitar. Tommy Lokey – trumpet. Chris Clayton – alto and tenor saxophone, vocals. The Gap Band – percussion, backing vocals. Rick Calhoun – drums. Leon Russell – piano.

Label: ;Made in England; Cover: 'Printed in The Netherlands',and stickered as INCLUDES THE HITS 'OOPS UPSIDE YOUR HEAD' & 'PARTY LIGHTS' 911 062. Other Versions (5 of 18) View All. Cat.

The Gap Band was a funk and soul group, the three-piece being known for hits such as "Outstanding" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me. heir first major hit was a snazzy rnb tune called "Shake". Just prior to the completion of their first major album, bringing them under the wing of Mercury, musician Charlie Wilson ran the song by his brothers Robert and Ronnie, thinking that they might ridicule the lyrics.

The Gap Band caught a small break in 1988 with the Keenen Ivory Wayans film I'm Gonna Git You Sucka. They contributed the non-charting "You're So Cute" and the R&B title track to the film (The first was not on the soundtrack, but was used in the film). The band reunited in 1996, and issued The Gap Band: Live and Well, a live greatest hits album. On August 26, 2005, The Gap Band was honored as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI Urban Awards. The honor is given to a creator who has been "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers

The Gap Band II is the fourth studio album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. It is their second major label release, and produced by Lonnie Simmons. The album established the Gap Band as leaders in the R&B market, becoming their first gold album, selling over 500,000 copies through 1980. The album's most successful track, "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops!)", was their first to incorporate aspects of the P-Funk sound. The song also alludes to a well-known corruption of the childhood nursery rhyme, Jack and Jill (a pattern later continued on "Humpin'").

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band, who rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Comprising brothers Charlie, Ronnie and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as theGreenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967 in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973, though some would think that it was a play on the term band gap, in which many funk bands have had similar word plays with "funk" rhyming with one of the original words in other ones.

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1 Steppin' (Out) 4:33
2 No Hiding Place 5:34
3 I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops!) 8:31
4 Who Do You Call 4:56
5 You Are My High 5:38
6 Party Lights 3:54
7 The Boys Are Back In Town 5:43

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Copyright (c) – Island Def Jam Music Group
  • Record Company – USM Japan
  • Marketed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Distributed By – Universal Music LLC
  • Produced For – Total Experience Productions


  • Arranged By [Strings] – Benjamin Wright (tracks: B3, B4)
  • Backing Vocals – Lois Peoples*, Angela Smith, Calvin Yarbrough*, Gail Johnson, Howard Huntsberry, Robert "Goodie" Whitfield*
  • Backing Vocals, Engineer [Assistant] – Rudolph Taylor*
  • Bass, Backing Vocals – Robert Wilson
  • Drums – Ronnie Kaufman
  • Drums, Percussion – Raymond Calhoun
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Gerry Brown*, Tyrone Williams
  • Engineer [Mastering] – Bob Carboni
  • Engineer [Recording], Engineer [Mixing] – Jack Rouben
  • Engineer [Technical] – Barry Steinpress
  • Guitar – Emzie Parker III, Glenn Nightingale, James Macon
  • Horns – Bernard Baisden, Fernando Harkless
  • Horns, Arranged By [Horns], Backing Vocals – Malvin 'Dino' Vice
  • Horns, Backing Vocals – Gussie Scott
  • Keyboards – John Black , Louie Cabaza*
  • Keyboards, Percussion, Synthesizer [Mixing] – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Lead Vocals – Robert Wilson (tracks: B1)
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion – Charlie Wilson
  • Liner Notes – DJ Kiyomi
  • Photography By – Tom Gibson
  • Producer – Lonnie Simmons
  • Trumpet, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Ronnie Wilson
  • Written-By – Johnsye Smith* (tracks: B2), Charles Wilson*, Lonnie Simmons (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4), Malvin 'Dino' Vice (tracks: B4), Robert Wilson (tracks: A3, B1), Ronnie Wilson (tracks: A1 to B3), Rudolph Taylor* (tracks: A3, B3)


℗ & © 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group
Universal USM, a Universal Music Company
Marketed & distributed by Universal Music LLC,
Produced for Total Experience Productions

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4988005846372
  • Matrix / Runout: UICY-76626 MT 461 Universal
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI 1124
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
  • Other (Price): ¥1,000

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SRM-1-3804 The Gap Band The Gap Band II ‎(LP, Album) Mercury SRM-1-3804 US 1979
9111 062 The Gap Band The Gap Band II ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 062 Netherlands 1979
9111 062 04 The Gap Band The Gap Band II ‎(LP, Album) Mercury 9111 062 04 Spain 1979
SRM-1-3804, 9110.136 The Gap Band The Gap Band II ‎(LP, Album, 56) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-3804, 9110.136 US 1979
4536 The Gap Band The Gap Band II ‎(Cass, Album) 747 4536 Saudi Arabia 1980