Gap Band 3
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The album opener, "When I Look In Your Eyes", is a bright and bouncy number and "Are You Living" reminds me of Earth Wind & Fire at their best. The fun track "Humpin'" is reminiscent of their 1979 hit "I Don't Believe You Want To Get Up And Dance (Oops, Upside Your Head)", from the album The Gap Band II. "The Way" is a funky little surprise and with "Gash, Gash, Gash", I think the guys were just having fun. It's potentially very infectious fun but probably a matter of taste more than anything else. You might need to be a reall funk lover to fully appreciate it, I think.
All said and done, another fine classic from a fine band. They have quite a number of greatest hits albums out these days and one of those is always worth picking up. That said, so many of their album cuts are pretty awesome too, particularly in their earlier days, so I'd say get the original albums if at all possible.
1.When I Look In Your Eyes
2.Yearning For Your Love
3.Burn Rubber On Me
4.Nothin' Comes To Sleepers
5.Are You Living
9.Gash Gash Gash
"When I Look In Your Eyes"-A Slinky,Disco-Funk Vamp that seduces you to head for the dancefloor & strut your stuff to the sound of Charlie Wilson's Vocal Scatting.
"Yearning For Your Love"-Breath-Taking. Mind-Blowing. Truly one of the best Funk Ballads put out on Wax. Charlie Wilson brings this song to life with his Soul-Exuding Performance. You can just feel the Emotion & Expression he sings with,deep down in your gut.
"Burn Rubber On Me"-Simmering Funk. Funk On Fire. Funk in Full Throttle. 'Nuff Said.
"Nothin' Comes To Sleepers"-Such a realistic song about life. It speaks the truth so frankly & honestly it hurts. Charlie's vocals,full of loneliness & desolation resonates with me on a personal level because I've lost someone I really loved. Anyone who's been through a breakup knows how painful it is & can easily relate to this song's lyrics. Music is always the best therapy & Charlie & the rest of the gap gang provide the perfect musical backdrop with this Introspective Classic. Charlie's Vocals are accompanied only by Bass & Piano.
"Are You Living"-Aspirational & Energetic Dance-Oriented Funk with a melodic Earth,Wind & Fire Riff.
"Sweet Caroline"-Charlie creates another mellow & heartfelt slow jam. His crooning simply melts your heart.
"Humpin'"-A Loud & Proud Rambunctious Romp of Burstin'-With-Fun-Funk. A Funkin',Humpin'Good Time. The Gappers cook up a Stanky Groove.
"The Way"-Melodic & Hypnotic Uptempo Tune with an Infectious Hook.
"Gash Gash Gash"-A Jam with Many Pockets & Electronically-Altered Vocals. Smokin'.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An amazing album delivered brand spanking new nobody else could find it.Published 15 months ago by kenneth wills
I have always loved the gap band but not as much as my boyfriend. He was very excited to receive this as a birthday gift because someone had stolen the one he owned previously.Published on January 10, 2014 by hefavoredme41
I really love this CD. All the Gap Band cuts are on this CD. I would recommend this to a friendPublished on August 27, 2013 by Bahama Mama
Downloading was excellent. Always great to hear those hits. I'm satisfied and recommending to others that this is a great buy.Published on July 1, 2013 by Fred S.
One of the best RnB groups ever. Charlie Wilson still going strong, and no more groups like that will ever come again!Published on February 20, 2013 by ME Lewis
The Gap Band III (five overall) is what really placed The Gap Band as the hardest working band in the R&B business and they were able to compete with more popular funk bands like... Read morePublished on September 30, 2012 by 80sbaby
THIS ALBUM WAS THE STUFF THE GAP BAND WAS IN HIGH GEAR IN BEGINNING OF THE 80S THEY PICK UP WHERE PARLIAMENT LEFT OFF THE BALLADS WERE HOT BUT ''HUMPIN'' WAS THE MAIN REASON WHY I... Read morePublished on May 14, 2011 by CHARLES1