The Gap Band weren't known for their slow, romantic numbers, yet they did quiet storm as well as any other funk band, as The Ballads Collection proves.
The disc features 12 songs, both singles and album tracks, all delivered by vocalist Charlie Wilson. Some of the group's finest moments, including "Yearning for Your Love," "Outstanding" and "Going in Circles," are on the collection. It may not draw an accurate portrait of the group's career, but the compilation is ideal for listeners who want the romantic Gap Band.
Testimony Album 5 versions. Rhino Entertainment Company. Raging Bull Records. Y2K Album 4 versions. Eagle Records. Backbone Single 3 versions. The band consisted of three brothers Charlie , Ronnie, and Robert Wilson; and it was named after streets Greenwood, Archer, and Pine in the historic Greenwood neighborhood in the brothers' hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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 Simmons , who signed them to his production company Total Experience Productions named after his successful Crenshaw Boulevard nightclub , and managed to secure a record deal with Mercury Records.
The song, and the band's musical output as a whole, became more P-Funk -esque,  with expanded use of the synthesizers and spoken monologues within songs see audio sample.
It was during this time that former Brides of Funkenstein singer Dawn Silva joined them on tour. You Dropped a Bomb on Me. Love at Your Fingertips. Deyon Dobson. Shake Dat Booty. Here We Go. Over the Funkin' Hill. Why You Wanna Funk Around. Got It Goin' On, Pt.
Love at Your Fingertips Deyon Dobson.Ain't Nothing But a Party out of 5 stars aint nothing but a party! the gap band. Verified Purchase. Im a "gapper" on this particular album,there are 2 songs I really liked and of the 2 my favorite is,the title cut,"aint nothing but a party" Read more.4/5(2).