Gap Band IV

Gap Band IV

For a glorious moment in 1982, the Gap Band grabbed the funk crown and reigned supreme. That year, Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson perfected their group's formula of booty-shaking grooves and bedroom-bound balladry on Gap Band IV. These jams haven't lost an ounce of their dance-floor dynamite with age - "Early in the Morning" and "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" (both R&B/pop crossover hits) are beyond the body's power to resist. Charlie's sly, salacious vocals ride killer bass lines and lethal chorus hooks. But IV has more than ever-fresh funk to offer. The seductively supple "Outstanding" and "Stay With Me" provide a romantic change of pace. Filled with quirky percussion accents and instrumental touches (like Ronnie's flugelhorn on "I Can't Get Over You"), the album remains the Wilson brothers's most satisfying work. More than two decades after is release, Gap IV still blows most of the competition away.


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