26 August 2016, No. 183, The Gap Band, ‘Jam the Motha’’

F says No. 183 sounds like Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step,” and I can hear where she’s coming from, but I’ll also note that she was listening to me play The Gap Band’s “Jam the Motha’” on repeat from a couple rooms away. And through a door. Both songs do have a solid groove and distinctive high-register piano and synth parts. Tempos are close. But Bobby Brown’s got that new jack swing on the 16th notes, whereas The Gap Band plays ’em straight. And they’re gonna turn it out.