Label: Total Experience Records - TEC 8-5714 • Format: Cassette Album • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul • Style: Electro, Funk, Soul, Disco
The band consisted of three brothers CharlieRonnie, and Robert Wilson; and it was named after streets Greenwood, Archer, Madmower - Pigsty - The Return Pine in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in After 43 years together, they retired in The band received its first big break by being the back up band for fellow Oklahoman Leon Russell 's Stop All That Jazz album released in Early on, the group took on a funk sound reminiscent of the early s. Afterwards, they were introduced to LA producer Lonnie Simmonswho signed them to his production company Total Experience Productions named after his successful Crenshaw Boulevard nightcluband managed to get them a record deal with Mercury Records.
The song, and the band's musical output as a whole, became more P-Funk -esque,  I Know Well Make It - The Gap Band - Gap Band VII expanded use of the synthesizers and spoken monologues within songs see audio I Know Well Make It - The Gap Band - Gap Band VII . It was during this time that former Brides of Funkenstein singer Dawn Silva joined them on tour.
During the s, the band released three non-charting studio albums and two live albums. Wilson's vocals were credited in part for inspiring the vocal style of new jack swing artists GuyAaron HallKeith Sweatand R. The honor is given to a creator who has been "a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers".
Robert Wilson died of a heart attack at his home in Palmdale, California on August 15,at the age of From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Gap Band. Not to be confused with band gap. Main article: The Gap Band discography. Retrieved The Urban Daily.
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