Gap Band’s Wilson releases ‘Just Charlie’

Charlie Wilson has been using the sobriquet of Uncle Charlie for years now.

“My nephew Snoop [Dogg] was the first one who started calling me that,” swears the former Gap Band anchor, who’s just released his new “Just Charlie” disc this week. “And he’s allowed me and my wife to be so close to him and his family, and if they’re ever in any kind of trouble, my phone is the first to ring. I’ve been singing with him for eight albums now, and he’s definitely there for me whenever I need him.”

Everyone, it seems, wishes Wilson well — he’s gone from rags to riches to rags again, then — after surviving prostate cancer — back up to a recent Grammy nomination.

And “Just Charlie” boasts more friends, such as Fantasia, who duets with the smooth R&B crooner on a killer cover of Roger Troutman’s “I Wanna Be Your Man.”

In other ballads like “You Are” and “Once And Forever,” Wilson insists that he’s on a spiritual mission — he wants to teach a whole new insensitive generation of males how to truly respect women. Or he’d like to — in Gap Band parlance — drop a metaphysical bomb on them.

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