They learned various instruments, primarily the piano. Got to Get Away 08. L'il Red Junkin' Hood 05. Loving You Is Everything 09. The Gap Band's first album, Magician's Holiday, was released in 1974 to little fanfare. Burn Rubber Why You Wanna Hurt Me 09.
Season's No Reason to Change 03. Ooh, What a Feeling 06. . Out Of The Blue Can You Feel It 02. I Can't Live Without Your Love 03. I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance Oops! I Need Your Love Album: 8 1987 01.
Burn Rubber Why You Wanna Hurt Me 04. At a gig not too long after the two had joined forces, the bass player quit and Ronnie and Charlie summoned their younger brother Robert, barely 14, to take the spot. All Of My Love 02. Listen To The Music 05. The Boys Are Back in Town 13. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Ronnie, the oldest sibling, established his own band by the age of 14. Charlie, a few years younger, joined a rival band a couple years later. Hang On To Yourself 07. There's no denying that the Gap Band's peak came during the early '80s. Ronnie stopped by to check out Charlie grooving on the organ. Rogers, Reverend James Cleveland, Chaka Khan, Leon Russell, and Les McCann, it didn't leave any chart impressions, either, though it did feature a pair of minor hits in 'Out of the Blue Can You Feel It ' -- an excellent, mellow, electric piano-driven song written by Charlie -- and 'Little Bit of Love.
It wasn't just the voice of Charlie that stood out. Bonus Track Album: The Ballads Collection 1998 01. Funky Bass Man Album: The Best Of The Gap Band 1994 01. Party Train Album: Ain't Nothin' But A Party 1995 01. Allmusic by Andy Kellman Album: Magician's Holiday 1974 01. Straight From The Heart 06. Early in the Morning 02.
Let's Talk About Love Album: Testimony 1994 01. Collection of The Gap Band The Gap Band, centered around brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, toiled in obscurity for several years prior to becoming one of the most popular funk groups of the late '70s and 1980s. As much as they despised the lessons at the time, they proved to be invaluable. Yearning for Your Love 03. You Are My High 06. You Dropped a Bomb on Me Original 12 Mix 02. As advertising such a name on posters was cumbersome, the Wilsons shortened the name to the G.
Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Silly Grin Album: The Gap Band 1977 01. The Sun Don't Shine Everybody Instrumental Interlude 05. Yearning For Your Love 14. You Are My High Album: Y2K Funkin' Till 2000 Comz 1999 01. The Sun Don't Shine Everybody Instrumental Interlude 02. Yearning Reprise Shooby Doo Mix 15.
Funkin' Till 2000 Comz Millennium Mix Album: 12 Inch Collection And More 1999 01. You Dropped A Bomb On Me The Remix 06. All The Way Yours 04. We Can Make It Alright 04. However, by the middle of the 1970s, Charlie left Tulsa to explore his possibilities in Los Angeles.
Season's No Reason To Change 09. Got It Goin' On 05. In August 2010, Robert Wilson died of a heart attack. Oops Upside Your Head 05. Baby I Remember Your Face 03. You Can Count on Me 09. When I Look in Your Eyes 02.
Charlie Wilson concentrated on his solo career, starting in 1992 with You Turn My Life Around. Early in the Morning 02. Someday Album: Strike A Groove Remixes 1983 01. Nothing Comes To Sleepers 05. I'll Always Love You 08. I Don't Believe You Want to Get Up and Dance Oops! I Want a Real Love 07. Many of their hits, such as 'Burn Rubber Why You Wanna Hurt Me ' and 'You Dropped a Bomb on Me,' featured instantly memorable, rippling synthesizer basslines.