Tag: Gap Band

Tuesday 8/3/21 1am ET: Feature LP: Gap Band – Gap Band IV (1982)

Gap Band IV is the sixth album (contrary to the title) by The Gap Band, released in 1982 on Total Experience Records. The album reached #1 on the Black Albums chart and #14 on the Pop Albums chart, achieved platinum status, and is considered their most successful project.

The album produced the singles “Early in the Morning” (#1 Black Singles, #13 Club Play Singles, #24 Pop Singles), “You Dropped a Bomb on Me” (#2 Black Singles, #39 Club Play Singles, #31 Pop Singles), and “Outstanding” (#1 Black Singles, #24 Club Play Singles, #51 Pop Singles). It also achieved a rare feat in which every song on the album received radio airplay.

It was the first album producer Lonnie Simmons released directly on his label, Total Experience Records. The album was later reissued on CD in 1994 by Mercury Records.

  1. Early in the Morning 6:30
  2. Season’s No Reason To Change 4:49
  3. Lonely Like Me 5:21
  4. Outstanding 3:18
  5. Stay With Me 4:11
  6. You Dropped a Bomb on Me 5:10
  7. I Can’t Get Over You 6:02
  8. Talkin’ Back 6:42
  9. Early in the Morning 12″
  10. You Dropped A Bomb on Me 12″
  11. Outstanding 12″
  12. Early in the Morning (Single Edit)
  13. Outstanding 12″ Instrumental

Charlie Wilson – Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Lead and Backing Vocals
Ronnie Wilson – Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Robert Wilson – Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Oliver Scott – Horns, Synthesizer, Keyboards
Raymond Calhoun – Drums, Percussion
Melvin Webb, Ronnie Kaufman – Drums
Dionne Oliver – Bass
Fred Jenkins, Glen Nightingale, Jimi Macon – Guitar
Robert “Goodie” Whitfield, Louis Cabaza – Keyboards, Synthesizer
Wilmer Raglin- Horns, Backing Vocals
Andy Ward, Earl Roberson, Larry Stone – Horns
David Drew, Marva King, Maxayn Lewis, Alisa Peoples, Calvin Yarbrough, Lonnie Simmons, Rudy Taylor, Sheila Young, Val Young – Backing Vocals

Wednesday 7pm: Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s with Bobby Jay

gsp2This week we feature the debut edition of Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s from December 2013.  Bobby Jay is off this week.  Hear it again at 7pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

bobbyjayrmThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I’ll be playing songs by artists like: The Gap Band, Richard “Dimples” Fields, De La Soul, Regina Belle, Gerald Albright, Duran Duran, Marvin Gaye, the Bar-Kays, William DeVaughn, Al B. Sure! and several others. It kicks of at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. BTW, this will be the last Sunday airing in this time period. Starting in August, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” will be heard on Sunday’s at 7PM ET, with no encores. Beginning in August, on Monday’s, the program can be heard “On Demand.” Likewise, this evening at 7PM, the Saturday “Great Soul Performances” will have its last Sunday encore. It will still be heard on Saturdays at 7PM eastern time, with no encores. It too, will be available to be heard, beginning on Monday’s “On Demand.” All this will begin in August, and we’ll tell you more about these changes as time goes on. So, join me later today for music and fun, here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Great Soul Performances with Bobby Jay 7pm ET #gsp

GSP-249This evening on “Great Soul Performances,” it’s going to be many different kinds of songs, some of which Bobby hasn’t played on the radio in years.  Listen for music from: the Dramatics, Odyssey, Phyllis Hyman, George Benson “live in concert,” the Stylistics, the Gap Band, Natalie Cole, the Moonglows, James Brown, the Love Unlimited Orchestra, , the Temptations and many more.  7PM ET, 6PM CT, 5PM MT & 4PM PT with an encore performance Monday at 10PM eastern time on RadioMaxMusic.com.